Alerus Adds Annette Wanchena as Lead Treasury Management Specialist

MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 5, 2022) – Alerus is pleased to announce the addition of Annette Wanchena as lead treasury management specialist. In this role, Wanchena oversees the treasury team across Alerus’ geographic footprint and is responsible for account fulfillment, ongoing servicing, compliance, strategy, and support of treasury products and services. She collaborates with Alerus specialists throughout the organization to provide comprehensive cash management tools and serves as a subject matter expert for all treasury-related products and services.

Wanchena has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining Alerus, she served as vice president of commercial deposits and cash management at Minnwest Bank in Eagan, Minnesota. She previously served in roles at financial organizations in the Twin Cities area including firm administrator, vice president of e-banking, and business banking officer, enabling her to build an extensive knowledge base with an emphasis on treasury management services. She is a Certified Treasury Professional and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing management and innovation from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In her free time, Annette co-leads her church’s youth group and serves as a mentor and trainer for WomenVenture, which provides small business training and services to women.

About Alerus

Alerus (Alerus Financial, N.A.) is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Grand Forks, ND. Alerus provides innovative and comprehensive financial solutions to businesses and consumers through four distinct business segments—banking, retirement and benefit services, wealth management, and mortgage. These solutions are delivered through a relationship-oriented primary point of contact along with responsive and client-friendly technology. Alerus Financial banking and wealth management offices are located in Grand Forks and Fargo, ND, the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN metropolitan area and Scottsdale and Mesa, AZ. Alerus Retirement and Benefits plan administration offices are located in St. Paul, MN, East Lansing, MI, and Littleton, CO.