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Shareholders - Board of Directors

James K. Laducer (Stockholder / Board of Director / Chief Lending Officer)
Jim is originally from Belcourt, ND and is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. He has owned and operated several successful small business. The most notable, Laducer and Associates Inc., was named the SBA North Dakota business of the year in 2001. It is an information management technology company that provides data entry services for various companies. At its peak, the company employed over 300 people in the Bismarck/Mandan and Belcourt communities. Jim also owns and operates Apple Creek Country Club, a well-known 18-hole golf course with a 10,820 sq. foot club house that features a pro shop, lounge, and fine dining. Another business of his, Laducer Development Inc., includes commercial rental properties, real estate development, and construction of custom homes. Prior to these successes, Jim provided management and technical assistance to small business including tribal entities throughout the state of North Dakota and has been recognized by various agencies for his support and commitment to economic development.

Kenneth L. Davis (Stockholder / Board of Director - Chairman)
Ken was born, raised, educated and currently resides in Belcourt, ND. He is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and has been owner/operator of LaDots, Inc. for over 40 years. LaDots has been one of the most successful businesses on the reservation. Ken has served on numerous boards in the community and has earned various business and community awards. Ken was appointed to the Renewal Community Committee in 2001, and was instrumental in securing funding to staff the center, as well as working with the tribe to pass a Universal Commercial Code.

Phyllis A. Jollie (Stockholder / Board of Director)
Phyllis retired from Jollie's Supermarket in June 2013 after she and her husband had successfully owned and operated the supermarket for 37 years. She is still co-owner of Jollie's Investment, LLP, DBA Belcourt Shopping Center, which is a retail outlet for local businesses. Phyllis has always been very active in the community and has served on multiple committees in the area. She was instrumental in the development of “Pathways to Prosperity”, which is a poverty reduction strategy of the Turtle Mountain Tribe. Since retiring, she has remained active in her community by serving on committees at her church. She is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Bank of Chippewa Indians.

Gerald P. Willer (Stockholder / Board of Director)
Jerry is currently Chairman of the Board and CEO of Kirkwood Bank & Trust Co., Bismarck, ND. Kirkwood Bank is a $220 million bank with 4 offices and 50 employees that has grown steadily in the past 20 years under Jerry's direct leadership. With over 30 years of banking, Jerry's expertise includes all areas of bank operations, lending, and management. His heavy involvement in the banking industry includes currently serving as Chairman of the Board for the 504 Community Development Corporation, which is a statewide lending program.

Jeffrey J. Parks (Board of Director / CEO & President)
Jeff is originally from a small Illinois town named Milledgeville and has a deep farm background , having been raised on a grain/livestock farm. After high school, he attended the University of Wisconsin- Platteville majoring in Agribusiness and minoring in Animal Science. He began his financial career in 1984 as a Management Trainee with the First National Bank of Freeport. In 1986, he moved to the State of Michigan and was involved in the state's financial sector for twenty five years. During this time, he obtained an MBA degree through The Baker Center for Graduate Studies located in Muskegon, MI. In 2011; he relocated back to IL as a Commercial Lender in a bank near Chicago. After three years, he accepted a lending position in Devils Lake, ND. During this time, another opportunity presented itself and Jeff accepted the position as President/CEO of Turtle Mountain State Bank. He resides in Belcourt.

History of the Bank
Turtle Mountain State Bank opened its doors on December 3, 2007 as the first privately owned Native American bank on a federally recognized Indian Reservation. In April of 2012, the bank moved into a beautiful new building located in the center of downtown Belcourt. To fulfill the needs of the underserved, we are committed to offering high-quality checking, savings, and loan programs to the community. The Bank is also proud to support youth activities, its local scholarship program, and multiple other community projects. Thanks to the hard work of all involved, the bank's de nova period is scheduled to end December 3, 2014. The Turtle Mountain community is proud to have a local bank that has proven to be an excellent economic tool for both its residents and businesses.

** Mission Statement **
Turtle Mountain State Bank is a community bank committed to providing financial services, support, and related activities to our trade areas; thereby instrumental in the development of a solid economic base for generations to come.