Jeanne Crain is president and chief executive officer of Bremer Financial Corporation, a $12 billion financial services organization with locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. As CEO since November 2016, Jeanne has combined her extensive industry knowledge with decades of leadership experience to advance the company’s strategy and performance, champion Bremer’s mission and values, and deliver on its commitment to help communities thrive.
Before being promoted to her current role, Jeanne served as region CEO of Bremer Bank - Twin Cities and group president for Bremer Financial Corporation’s financial services business for four years. Prior to joining Bremer, Jeanne enjoyed a 34-year career in commercial and retail banking, honing her collaborative leadership style, passion for relationship-based client service, and ability to navigate a highly dynamic business environment through roles at BMO Harris Bank, M&I Bank, Marquette Capital Bank, Bank One Milwaukee and First Bank Grand Forks.
As an active volunteer and community leader, Jeanne serves on the board of the YMCA Twin Cities and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. She also recently co chaired the Minnesota Task Force on Housing. Jeanne earned a master’s in business administration from Marquette University and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota, where she was a 2018 recipient of the Sioux Award, the highest honor given by the Alumni Association & Foundation for achievement, service, and loyalty. Jeanne is married with three sons and enjoys traveling with her family.