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Stearns Bank Bolsters Leadership Team with Strategic Hires in Branding, Commercial Lending

April 16, 2024, 07:09 AM

Stearns Bank announced the appointment of two accomplished professionals to its executive team. Marlice Johnson joins Stearns Bank as Chief Brand Officer, while Maggie Rivera assumes the role of Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion.

As Chief Brand Officer, Johnson brings a wealth of experience in brand strategy, marketing and communications to Stearns Bank. With a proven track record of elevating brand presence and driving growth, Johnson will lead initiatives to strengthen Stearns Bank's brand identity and enhance customer engagement across all touchpoints.

"I am thrilled to join Stearns Bank and contribute to the continued success of this dynamic organization," said Johnson. "Stearns, while legacy is a change maker brand and I look forward to challenging the financial services industry to further enhance Stearns Bank's reputation and make financial wealth accessible for all."

In her role as Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Inclusion, Rivera will spearhead Stearns Bank's efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within its commercial operations. With extensive experience in commercial banking and a strong commitment to fostering inclusive practices, Rivera will play a pivotal role in advancing Stearns Bank's mission of empowering businesses of all backgrounds to thrive.

"I am honored to join Stearns Bank and contribute to its mission of supporting businesses and communities through inclusive lending practices," said Rivera. "I am excited to work alongside the talented team at Stearns Bank to drive positive impact and create opportunities for diverse entrepreneurs and communities."

"We are delighted to welcome Marlice Johnson and Maggie Rivera to the Stearns Bank family," said Kelly Skalicky, CEO of Stearns Bank. "Their expertise, leadership, and commitment to excellence will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and serve the evolving needs of our customers and communities."

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