Melissa Johnston portrait

Melissa Johnston

Senior vice president, Highland Bank


Melissa Johnston has expertise in a wide range of lending sectors, including commercial and industrial, tax-increment financing, real estate, nonprofit, and mergers and acquisitions. In 2020, in addition to processing PPP loans, Johnston helped make St. Paul-based Highland Bank eligible for the Federal Reserve Bank’s Main Street Lending Program, which has provided clients with continued cash flow and working capital needs throughout the pandemic.

Johnston also serves as vice chair of Minnetonka’s Economic Development Advisory Commission and is a member of the Philanthropy Committee for the Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice Home for Kids.