Andrew Meelberg Named Notable Leader in Banking and Finance

MINNEAPOLIS (June 12, 2023) – Alerus is pleased to announce Andrew Meelberg, commercial real estate (CRE) lending director, has been named one of 2023’s Notable Leaders in Banking and Finance by Twin Cities Business magazine. Honorees are selected from nominations reviewed by the editorial team and chosen for their ability to effect change in their roles or areas of practice.

Meelberg joined Alerus in March 2022 to grow its CRE lending segment. He leads the CRE lending team, guides the CRE lending strategy, and oversees Alerus’ CRE loan investment portfolio. Within his first 10 months at Alerus, Meelberg led his team to close more than $200 million in loans, providing expert financing solutions for clients that enabled them to make lasting impacts on their communities.

“We are fortunate to have Andy on our team and are proud to recognize him for this honor,” Alerus President and CEO Katie Lorenson said. “Andy is a well-respected leader and expert in his field. His strategic approach to CRE lending balances our commitment to client service with effective portfolio management, ensuring we’re able to meet client needs and maintain a solid mix of CRE loans. Andy sets the standard for excellence in CRE lending.”

About Alerus

Alerus (Alerus Financial, N.A.) is a diversified financial services company that 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 has banking, mortgage, and wealth management offices in Grand Forks and Fargo, North Dakota, the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota metropolitan area, and Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa, Arizona. Alerus Retirement and Benefits plan administration hubs are located in Minnesota, Michigan, and Colorado.