First Western Bank & Trust Minnesota Regional President Joel Staehling of Baxter was recently appointed to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's Governing Board of Directors.
Staehling oversees all First Western banks in Minnesota and manages operations for the mortgage division company wide. First Western Bank & Trust is a $2 billion banking company headquartered in Minot, North Dakota, with banks in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Previously, he was president of BlackRidge Bank in Baxter.
A graduate of St. Cloud State University, Staehling holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Augsburg College. Staehling has over 28 years’ experience in banking.
On the CRMC Board, Staehling joins Kent Feltz, owner of KF Engineering, M-Pro and M3B; Dr. Paige Holmgren, family physician; Dr. Josh Horowitz, interventional pain specialist; Wade Leonard, president of Rice Lake Construction; Ginny Savaloja, retired Laboratory Technologist; Dr. Jamie Skjeveland, Crosby-Ironton School District Superintendent; Bart Taylor, regional president of RiverWood Bank; CRMC Governing Board member Andrea Bedard; and Interim CEO Amy Hart. The Board’s primary responsibility is to follow the organization’s mission. CRMC is an independent, community-based organization with medical facilities in Crosby, Baxter, Breezy Point and Longville.