Regional and Market President Changes in Dacotah Bank's Northern Region

Dacotah Bank — (Valley City, N.D.) — Dan Vollmer has announced his retirement as regional president of Dacotah Bank’s Northern Region. Paige Bjornson, market president in Valley City, has been promoted to the regional president position.  Paige assumed the role of regional president of Dacotah Bank’s on July 1, 2021.  As Regional President of the Northern Region, Paige serves as a resource and leader to our Belcourt, Bison, Bowbells, Dickinson, Hettinger, Jamestown, Lemmon, Minot, Rolla and Valley City locations. With Paige’s transition, it is our pleasure to announce the promotion of Tyler Marthaler to the role of market president of Dacotah Bank Valley City as of July 7, 2021.

Dan Vollmer has over 20 years of service to Dacotah Bank and over 40 years of service in banking and financial services.  Dan retired his full-time role on June 30 and became the Northern Region Senior Advisor before retiring on September 30, 2021.

Dan is a proud NDSU graduate and Bison fan.  Dan entered the banking industry in 1980.  His distinguished career began in Jamestown, ND at Norwest Bank.  He left Norwest Bank in 1984 as a Vice President and continued serving in executive roles for the remainder of his career.  He served as president and chief executive officer for five other financial institutions before the year 2000 when Dacotah Bank acquired Rolla Holding Company and its two banks in Rolla and Hettinger, of which Dan was chairman, president and CEO.  A valuable part of the success of the bank acquisition and our growth throughout North Dakota was being able to retain Dan with his experience and relationships.

Paige Bjornson is a NDSU graduate and began as a teller with Dacotah Bank (formerly Farmers & Merchants Bank of Valley City) in 1994.  Her career carried forward from there including the positions of compliance officer, credit analyst, operations & IT, marketing, human resources, business banker and market president.

Her professional achievements have been recognized by more than her team members over the years earning her the ‘Hi-Line Award’ for leadership from the Chamber of Commerce, the ‘President’s Distinguished Service Award’ from Valley City State University and most recently, Bankbeat Magazine’s ‘Outstanding Woman in Banking (ND)’ award.

Paige has maintained a high level of involvement with her community as a resource, leader and volunteer currently serving: Valley City Barnes County Development Corporation, City Visitors Committee, VCSU Business Advisory Board, Our Saviors Lutheran, CHI Mercy Hospital Board and the Bridgeview Assisted Living Inc. Board.

As much as she cares for her team, her customers and her community, she values most her family – her husband and her three grown children.

Tyler Marthaler is a NDSU graduate and started his banking career as a CSR and personal banker with Western State Bank in 2006.  He joined Dacotah Bank’s officer trainee program in January 2008 developing into a consumer and real estate lender at Dacotah Bank’s Minot location in May 2008.  He moved to Dacotah Bank’s Watertown location in June 2009 as a business banker before transferring to Dacotah Bank’s Valley City location in 2012.  While in Valley City, his success in growing relationships earned him the role of Senior Business Banker in 2018.

Tyler and his wife Kayleen, a 2nd grade teacher, are proud parents of three children. He is a community-oriented individual offering his time and talents currently to: Renaissance Zone Authority (City Commission), South Central Dakota Regional Council, VCSU V-500 and Valley City Lions Club.