When Michelle Anderson joined Blaine-based Village Bank as senior vice president in 2019, one of her first projects was to lead the implementation of CreditQuest, a complete credit risk management system. She was also a vital expert in the execution of Village Bank’s federal Paycheck Protection Program lending efforts. She collaborated with teams to ensure that as Village Bank was lending money to save businesses—it managed 500 loans valuing $65 million—the community bank was making sound decisions. In 2021, only three years after joining the bank, Anderson was promoted to chief credit officer. Anderson has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry.