Aberdeen native and current St. Cloud, Minn. resident, Lori Lamont Lange, has joined the Dacotah Banks, Inc. (DBI) board of directors.
Aberdeen native and current St. Cloud, Minn. resident, Lori Lamont Lange, has joined the Dacotah Banks, Inc. (DBI) board of directors. She was named to complete the remaining term of her father, Robert B. Lamont II, during the August meeting of the bank holding company’s board.
Lamont retired from the board in July after serving since 2001 when his father, Robert B. Lamont, retired. The elder Lamont was also one of the founders of the firm.
Lange earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in textiles and apparel and a minor in business. She has been district sales manager for Avon Products since 1996 managing sales, recruitment efforts, and customer service goals of over 500 Avon representatives. Her district, including 50 Unit Leaders under her supervision, achieves annual sales volume of over $1 million.
In announcing Lange’s appointment, Richard Westra, chairman of the board, said her background was among key considerations. “Not only is Lori very familiar with Dacotah Bank as a descendent of one of our founders and her parents, Bob and Bonnie Lamont of Aberdeen who have been close to the company for years, but her experience in sales and sales management, customer service, team building, marketing, talent recruitment, and social media will serve the firm well.”
According to Lange, serving out her father’s term on the DBI board of directors is an opportunity. “I am honored to follow in my father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. I will work to bring my 20 years of sales and management experiences to the board, helping Dacotah Bank continue their growth and help customers reach their financial goals.”
Lori and her husband, Scott, civil engineer and principal of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc. (SEH), live in St. Cloud, MN. Their son, Andrew, is a staff sergeant serving in the United States Air Force at Elmendorf Air Base in Anchorage, Alaska. Their daughter, Halie, attends the University of Minnesota/Duluth majoring in graphic design and marketing.
Westra indicated Lori will be nominated to begin serving a new full term on the board of directors at the company’s annual meeting in May 2017.
More information about Dacotah Bank may be found at dacotahbank.com.