First National Bank of Northfield, the longtime cornerstone of Northfield’s banking community, announced that it has hired Trisha Freeman as Assistant Vice President, Residential Loan Officer, and John Larson as Vice President, Business Banking.
First National Bank President Tim Viere said, “We are committed to hiring top talent as we expand. We’re delighted to have found this talent in Trisha and John; both have Northfield roots in addition to expertise and experience. They are excellent additions to our relationship banking team.”
About Trisha Freeman
Prior to joining First National Bank, Trisha Freeman served as a Senior Direct Endorsement Mortgage Underwriter for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Freeman will work in the First National South office to support home loan banking clients in and beyond Northfield. First National originates home loans in the Northfield area and throughout all of Minnesota.
Freeman lives in Northfield with her husband, Nate who is a Manager at Northern Tool and Equipment manufacturing plant in Faribault, and has two stepchildren. The Freeman family has a long history in Northfield as former owners of The HUB and Danny’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein (now J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘N’ Stein). She spends time cheering for the St. Olaf and Carleton basketball, football and volleyball teams, as well as involving herself in St. John’s Lutheran Church and other community organizations.
About John Larson
Before John Larson joined First National Bank, he served as Senior Credit Officer for AgStar Financial Services where he worked since 2002 in multiple sales and credit roles. In his new role in Business Banking at First National, Larson will support commercial lending customers throughout the region. With a focus on personalized hands-on loan services, First National provides commercial lending services in Minnesota as far south as Mankato and Rochester and as far north as St. Cloud.
Larson grew up in Northfield and returned in 2010 after attending the University of Minnesota and living in the Twin Cities for several years. He lives in town with his wife, a registered nurse at Northfield Hospital, and two children. He is a member of the Community Action Center board, is an active volunteer at Bethel Lutheran Church and is involved in other community organizations.
About First National Bank of Northfield
First National Bank of Northfield was founded in 1872 and has been locally owned ever since. Internationally recognized as the bank that defeated Jesse James, First National has been inextricably tied to Northfield throughout its history. The bank provides a full range of banking products and services to individual and business customers in the greater Northfield area.