Huebner Joins First National Bank of Northfield Board of Directors

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First National Bank of Northfield announced today the addition of Paul J. Huebner to its Board of Directors. For the past five years, Huebner has been working with the senior management team and board of First National and its holding company, Heywood Bancshares, in the areas of strategic planning and information technology consulting.

Huebner is the founder and a partner of Congruiti, LLC, a company that helps businesses and nonprofits leverage their strengths and use technology to better serve customers, save money and grow. Prior to starting his own business, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer of UNIFI Companies, Inc., a diversified insurance and financial services company with $17 billion in assets. Previously, Huebner worked for IBM Corporation, where he was a sales representative, business process consultant, project manager and consulting practice executive.
First National President Timothy Viere said, “The bank’s board and officers have worked with Paul for a number of years. He has been instrumental in helping us chart our course for growth, and we look forward to his continued expertise as a member of our board. A graduate of St. Olaf College, he brings the added benefit of blending effective banking strategies and technology with a clear understanding of local needs, experience that is vital to a community bank like ours. We are delighted that Paul has agreed to join our Board of Directors at First National Bank of Northfield.”

Huebner said, “First National is a tremendous community bank, and I’m looking forward to contributing through this new role as a board member of the bank.”
 
As a member of the board, Huebner will serve alongside Northfield residents and business professionals Rich Falck, Brett Reese, Mike Remes and Jennifer Sawyer, in addition to First National CEO Dave Shumway and President Tim Viere. Huebner and his wife Becky, also a St. Olaf graduate, live in Lincoln, Neb. They have four grown children.
 
First National Bank of Northfield was founded in 1872 and has been locally owned ever since. The bank provides a full range of banking products and services to individual and business customers in the Greater Northfield and South Metro areas. Internationally recognized as the bank that defeated Jesse James, First National has been inextricably tied to Northfield throughout its history. First National currently has approximately $150 million in assets and nearly 40 employees.