Pat Brekken has been named as BankWest’s Chief Financial Officer, a position which oversees the fiscal responsibility for the bank. Prior to joining the BankWest team, Brekken served 11 years as a credit union CFO and 12 years as a credit union CEO. Pat will be assuming the responsibilities of CFO, as the current CFO, Steve Bumann, will be transitioning into a role of managing the organization’s investments.
“We are very pleased to have Pat join the BankWest team,” said BankWest Chairman, President & CEO Charles H. Burke III. “He has an extensive background in the financial services industry which will make him a great asset to the organization.”
Pat grew up in Richfield, Minnesota, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. He is currently engaged and has four children and two grandchildren. When he isn’t working, Pat enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys golfing, traveling and co-owning a women’s clothing line with his fiancé.
“I am very excited to start my position here at BankWest,” said Brekken. “I look forward to working for a company that gives back to the communities they serve and helps customers achieve and maintain financial success.”