Klein Promoted at Bell State Bank & Trust

Julie Peterson Klein has been promoted to executive vice president/chief culture officer at Bell State Bank & Trust, located at 3100 13th Avenue South in Fargo. In her new position, Klein is responsible to lead in building and retaining the bank’s culture of “Happy Employees and Happy Customers.” She will also continue to oversee and manage the bank’s human resources, training, and Pay It Forward program.

Originally from Milnor, ND, Klein earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Minnesota State University Moorhead and has 20 years of experience in the banking field. Klein started her career at Alerus Financial and has been with Bell State Bank & Trust for 14 years.

Klein lives in South Fargo with her husband Tate and their children Ava, Lola and Cruz.

6 Responses to this post...

  • Dean Wegenast on Jan 11, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    Way to go, Julie. Well deserved. Dean

  • Dianne Nelson on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    It’s no surprise that you would be in charge of keeping customers and staff happy! You’ve always had a gift of calming and positive vibes! Congratulations,Julie,on a job well done! Dianne

  • jlarson on Jan 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm #


    We will pass your positive comments along to Julie. Thank you!

  • jlarson on Jan 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm #


    Thank you for the kind words. We will pass this on to Julie.

  • Sheila Emerson on Jan 16, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    Congratulations, Julie, on your promotion! You’ve always encouraged and supported staff to be their best! Sheila

  • jlarson on Jan 16, 2013 at 1:45 pm #


    We will pass your positive comments on to Julie!

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