The 48th Meda Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for Meda’s minority entrepreneur customers, Minnesota business and community leaders, elected officials, and minority business development stakeholders to connect with each other and hear about Meda’s impact on Minnesota’s economy and communities of color. The Annual Meeting will also honor the spirit and achievements of Meda’s minority entrepreneurs in Minnesota. In addition to highlighting our clients, we recognize the corporations, community partners and volunteers who have contributed over the past year to the success of these minority business owners.
Jeanne Crain is president and chief executive officer of Bremer Financial Corporation, a $12 billion financial services organization with locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. As CEO since November 2016, Jeanne has combined her extensive industry knowledge with decades of leadership experience to advance the company’s strategy and performance, champion Bremer’s mission and values, and deliver on its commitment to help communities thrive.
Before being promoted to her current role, Jeanne served as region CEO of Bremer Bank – Twin Cities and group president for Bremer Financial Corporation’s financial services business for four years. Prior to joining Bremer, Jeanne enjoyed a 34-year career in commercial and retail banking, honing her collaborative leadership style, passion for relationship-based client service and ability to navigate a highly dynamic business environment through roles at BMO Harris Bank, M&I Bank, Marquette Capital Bank,
Bank One Milwaukee and First Bank Grand Forks.
As an active volunteer and community leader, Jeanne serves on the board of the YMCA Twin Cities and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. She also recently co-chaired the Minnesota Task Force on Housing. Jeanne earned a master’s in business administration from Marquette University and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota, where she was a 2018 recipient of the Sioux Award, the highest honor given by the Alumni Association & Foundation for achievement, service, and loyalty. Jeanne is married with three sons and enjoys traveling with her family
By sponsoring Meda’s events, your company will have visibility to hundreds of minority-owned businesses throughout the year. Depending on your level of sponsorship, your company will have logo placement at a minimum of six Meda events with an aggregate attendance exceeding 1,500 minority business owners, corporate and community leaders and other stakeholders supporting minority entrepreneurship. Your logo will also be highlighted on our website and featured on all of Meda’s social media channels.