Heartland Trust Company is thrilled to announce the hire of Maureen Jelinek as Chief Operating Officer. Working in the financial services industry since 1992, she has extensive experience which includes operations, technology, compliance, account acquisition, project management and information security. She gained this experience working for Gate City Bank, seven years on the Executive Team, fifteen years in management and five years working in a branch.
Maureen is a native of Grand Forks, ND and a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a bachelor of business administration and a major in Marketing. She has called Fargo her home since 1997. Maureen and her husband reside in South Fargo with their two children.
About Heartland Trust Company
Heartland Trust Company was founded in 1990 in Fargo, ND as an independent trust company, an alternative to bank trust departments. Steve Halverson, Heartland Trust Company’s President and founder, left the trust department of a large regional bank because decisions that ultimately affected clients were being made at a distant corporate headquarters and that bank profits were more important than the needs of the client. This process lacked the proper respect and personal connection Steve thought should be a focus in the trust and investment industry. As a locally owned independent trust company, we are proud that all decisions relating to client needs are made locally by the employees and board of directors who all live and work in our community. For more information, visit www.heartlandtrust.com.