Business & Professional

Alan Holm appointed to Citizens

Bancorporation of New Ulm, Inc.,

Board of Directors

NEW ULM — Citizens Bancorporation of New Ulm, Inc, parent company of Citizens Bank Minnesota, announces the appointment of Alan Holm to the Board of Directors of both companies.

Holm and his wife, Janet, partner with their daughter and son-in-law to operate a family farm near Sleepy Eye. He has served on the Board of River Region Co-op for 21 years, 12 of which were as Chairman of the Board. He has also served as Chairman of the Southern Minnesota Co-op Directors Association and Secretary of the Minnesota State Co-op Directors Association. He has held leadership positions with the Brown County Farm Services Agency county committee, the Ag Star Financial Services Advisory Board and Renville Co-op Transport. Holm was elected to the CHS Board of Directors in 2013 where he serves as the chairman of the Board’s Risk Committee and is a member of the Board’s Government Relations Committee.

Holm joins Dustan Cross, Lou Geistfeld, Bob Hinnenthal, Bill Brennan, Jim Schuetzle, Walt Luneburg, Ted Marti and Bryon Christenson on the bank boards.

Citizens Bank Minnesota has offices in New Ulm, Lafayette, La Salle and Lakeville.

Minnesota Valley Funeral Home

has new employee

NEW ULM — Minnesota Valley Funeral Home has added a new funeral director, Blake Stiernagle.

Stiernagle is originally from Albert Lea. While attending Albert Lea High School, Blake worked at a local funeral home, assisting with funerals and visitations. He continued that work after graduating from high school and while attending Riverland Community College where he graduated with his Associate of Arts degree in 2010. Blake then continued his education at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities completing the program of Mortuary Science and earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science in May of 2012.

While attending the University of Minnesota, Blake worked for and lived above a funeral home in downtown St. Paul. In June of 2012 Blake moved to central Minnesota where he worked for a local funeral home before moving back to southern Minnesota in the fall of 2013 to continue work as a Licensed Funeral Director.

Blake joined Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes in June of 2017 and he and his wife Holly look forward to raising their son in New Ulm. Blake and Holly are actively involved with the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) and the American Cancer Society and look forward to becoming engaged members of the community.

Shannon C. Carey named to

2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

MINNEAPOLIS — SiebenCarey, a Minnesota-based personal injury law firm, announced that Shannon C. Carey has been named to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

“One of my greatest privileges is listening to my clients, connecting with them and telling their stories,” said Carey. “The Super Lawyers recognition is confirmation that the legal representation I provide is both beneficial to my clients and highly regarded by my peers.”

During her legal career, Carey has successfully represented individuals and families in complex litigations, including, but not limited to, medical malpractice, wrongful death, dram shop and catastrophic injury claims. Her practice focuses on representing those who’ve been harmed by medical providers, daycare providers, auto or motorcycle accidents, or negligent home/business owners.

Previously, Carey has received recognition from her peers including in 2011 when she received Minnesota Lawyer’s “Up and Coming Attorneys” award. This award is reserved for attorneys who have distinguished themselves during their first 10 years of practice and she was one of just 25 honorees chosen. In 2015, Carey was chosen as “The Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota” among the women selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. From 2012-2016, she was named a Rising Star in a survey by Super Lawyers magazine.

Carey received her bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of St. Thomas and her Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law.

Super Lawyers evaluates attorneys on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.


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