Congratulate New and Promoted Staff

At Merchants Bank, we are happy to welcome new employees and celebrate new positions filled by current staff. These frontline employees are all looking forward to serving you. Take a moment to congratulate them.

AhlmanJoe Joe Ahlman has joined Merchants Bank as a Teller in Winona. Joe is currently enrolled at Winona State University majoring in Finance. He enjoys being active playing any kind of sport. His favorite season is winter and he is a Pittsburg Steelers fan. Joe previously worked at In*Tech and Cabela’s.
 DanielsonSarah Sarah Danielson has joined Merchants Bank as a Commercial Banker/VP in La Crescent. Sarah has 21 years of banking experience in her previous role as AVP/Business Banker at Coulee Bank. She also previously worked at Premier Business Services and Associated Bank. Sarah and her husband, Paul are life-long residents of La Crescent and she is looking forward to serving her hometown. In addition to banking, Sarah and her husband own Golf Headquarters in Onalaska, WI. They have four children; 12 year old triplets and a 6 year old.
Dana Dobrunz has been promoted to Personal Banker at Merchants Bank in La Crescent. She will be responsible for serving customers’ personal loan and deposit needs. Dana has been with Merchants Bank in La Crescent since 1993, where she has been a long-time Customer Service Representative.
 HahnCarla Carla Hahn has joined Merchants Bank as a Teller in Caledonia. Carla previously worked as a Pharmacy Technician at Degen Berglund Pharmacy and as an Office Manager at General Lea Manor. Carla and her husband, Charles have been married for 25 years and have four daughters and two grandchildren. She enjoys cooking, reading, and walking.
 LeahlyTeressa Teressa Leahy has joined Merchants Bank as a Teller in Caledonia. Teressa previously was a Teller at Merchants for four years and also previously worked at Fastenal in Accounts Receivable. Teressa is in school pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Business.
 RandallBecky Becky Randall has joined Merchants Bank as a Teller in Caledonia. She previously worked at Festival Foods as a Cashier. Becky, her husband, Dusty and their two children moved to Caledonia in 2013. Becky went to school and graduated with a Veterinary Technology degree. She worked in jewelry sales and management and then traded in her career for motherhood. In her free time she enjoys hiking, fishing, biking and volunteering at family movie night and the library.
 SillKim Kim Sill has joined Merchants Bank as a Teller in Hastings. Kim also is currently working at St. Philip’s Early Learning Center as a Director and previously worked for Vermillion Bank as a Teller/Night Operator. Kim is a “soccer” mom. Her son, Holden loves the sport and is a senior at Hastings High School. Kim’s husband, James, is a teacher. Kim enjoys scrap booking, reading mystery books and playing tennis.
 ZehrLori Lori Zehr has joined Merchants Bank as a Teller in Winona. Lori recently returned from China after living there for four years. She is married and has two teenagers and her family is now resettling in Winona. In her free time Lori likes to read, go for walks, and visit with friends from China (through We-Chat). She is very happy to be back at Merchants where she worked as a Teller more than 15 years ago!