(Bayport, MN) –
First State Bank and Trust is excited to announce the appointment of Monica Weekes and Ryan Cari to its Board of Directors. Monica Weekes is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she earned her Bachelor of Science in French education. She currently serves on the Board of the William H. Phipps Foundation and is a foundation representative to the Board of the Phipps Center for the Arts. Previously, she has served on the Board of Operation Help, including president for 8 years. Monica has been a Hudson resident for over 34 years. She has two children who live in Stillwater, MN and Lakewood, CO. She enjoys hiking, gardening and landscape work, music, T’ai Chi, quilting, reading, and spoiling her three granddaughters.
Ryan Cari is a partner at the law firm of Heywood, Cari and Anderson, S.C where he has been practicing for 16 years. His practice focuses on real estate, business, banking and estate planning. Prior to joining the FSBT Board, Ryan had served for 13 years as a bank director with First American Bank, N.A., and also served on the credit committee for 8 years. He is a lifelong resident of Hudson and is active in the Hudson community. The organizations Ryan has served include, Hudson Community Foundation (past president), Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson Hospital Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hudson Daybreak Rotary, and the Knights of Columbus. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Ryan, his wife Camille, and their four children reside in Hudson. “We are excited to have Monica and Ryan join our board as we continue to grow our Banking, Trust, and Insurance Services for both existing and new clients in Western Wisconsin,” said Peter Clements, CEO. “They each bring unique and valued experiences to our board and will enhance our mission to provide valuable solutions for the diverse financial needs of the community.” About First State Bank and Trust First State Bank and Trust, founded in 1914, offers full-service banking, mortgage and insurance services at four branches in the St. Croix Valley including Bayport, Oak Park Heights and Stillwater, Minnesota and Hudson, Wisconsin. The bank also offers limited service at three senior living facilities in the area. The Trust Department is one of the largest community bank trust departments in the Midwest with assets exceeding $3 billion.