Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wyant Joins Bremer Bank as a Nonprofit Resource Specialist in Brainerd

We are pleased to announce a new member to the Bremer Bank Nonprofit Resource Specialist Team. Amy Wyant has joined us and will be serving the Brainerd area.

Wyant joins Bremer most recently from Northeast Minnesota Regional Collaboration, where she was a Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) coordinator specializing in policy, systems and environmental changes. Prior to that, she spent 20 years as an international tour director and educator working as a German teacher for the University of Minnesota and other middle and high schools in the area. Wyant also has tremendous experience as a community organizer. She currently serves as the vice chair of the Fit City Aitkin Committee and recently served as the Riverwood Healthcare Center Foundation Gala Director, co-organizer for the International Walk to School Days, director of Moonlight XC and Snowshoe Series, coordinator for Human Rights Awareness Week, chair of American Red Cross Blood Drive and director of Rock-A-Thon for Darfur Refugees Fundraiser.

Wyant also has tremendous experience serving as a facilitator for several camps, committees and other organization meetings. She is a graduate of the Blandin Foundation Community Leadership Development Program. Wyant recently received the “Women Who Impact” award from the Minnesota Women of Today State Delegation. She has a bachelor’s degree in applied arts from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a master’s degree in education from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn.

“Amy has diverse and deep experience working in the Northern Minnesota area serving in a number of different roles,” said Mike Riley, president of Bremer Bank in Brainerd. “Her work in facilitating, teaching, organizing and leading groups and organizations will be very valuable to us in the nonprofit resource specialist role at Bremer. This is a very valued role at the bank with the responsibility of working with nonprofit organizations at Bremer to support our vision of building healthy communities through partnerships. Amy will be a tremendous asset to Bremer and we look forward to having her on our team.”

5 comments:

Michael Anderson said...

What a great addition to the team of Bremer Nonprofit Resource Specialists! We look forward to working with you, Amy.

B Hundrieser said...

Amy Wyant is a powerhouse of contagious energy and vision. We look forward to continued opportunities to work with her in making the area communities you work with realize their goals. - Bonnie Hundrieser, Senior Planner, Arrowhead Regional Development Commission

Patrick Sharbonda said...

Congratulations Bremer on a wonderful addition to your team. I know Amy to be a stong woman who will work tirelessly to improve the lives of all the people who reside in and visit our lakes area. Amy is a compassionate visionary who combines intelligence and humor to accomplish any task she faces. I currently sit on the Board of Bridges of Hope, a local non-profit and we are extremely excited to work with Amy.

Katrina Pierson said...

Congratulations, Amy!

Wood Fairie said...

Amy is a dynamo! She will bring excitement and distinction to bring the visions of local non-profits in our area. I thrilled she is able to continue to support Fit City Aitkinin her spare time. Her passion is catching!