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BankWest Names Pat Brekken Chief Financial Officer

Chartwell Partners congratulates our placement Pat Brekken on his role as Chief Financial Officer at BankWest in Pierre, SD. Brekken will be responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the Finance and Accounting area and will play a significant role in sustaining the bank’s long history of profitable, steady growth. Brekken joined BankWest from North Star Community Credit Union, where he served as Chief Financial Officer.

“Pat brings the leadership experience our client needed for the next chapter of growth,” said Scott Petty, Managing Partner of Chartwell Partners’ Financial Services Practice.

About BankWest
BankWest is a family-owned privately-held community bank with just over $1B in assets. For more than 125 years, the bank has enjoyed long-term customer relationships by helping its customers and communities succeed. The bank prides itself in adapting to meet customer’s changing banking needs – while retaining its hometown values and roots. The bank is led by 4th generation Chairman, President & CEO, Charles Burke, III and President of Community Banking, John Anfinrud.

About Chartwell Partners
Chartwell Partners is a retained senior executive and board of director search firm. Founded in 2005, the firm serves a variety of industries across the nation. Chartwell’s Financial Services Practice, led by Scott Petty, has conducted more than 300 successful executive search assignments for over 50 clients during the last decade. The team prides themselves on their reputation of consistency, confidentiality, and long-term success of their placements.