Katie Mattis Sarver

Katie Mattis Sarver

Senior vice president/community development officer

Bell Bank




After George Floyd was killed in May, Bell Bank expedited the creation of a position specifically meant to reach out to members of marginalized communities who regularly can’t access capital, small business loans, and general banking opportunities. To fill that position, the Fargo-headquartered, three-state bank hired community development professional Katie Mattis Sarver. Though only in the position since August, she has big plans to expand a program for small businesses owned by people of color, customers’ access to home mortgages, Bell’s banking with nonprofits, and the company’s charitable giving program, as well as deepen the bank’s expertise in affordable housing lending.