Article from the Duluth News Tribune
National Bank of Commerce (NBC), continues its growth and expansion with the addition of a new board member, welcoming Katie Hildenbrand. Hildenbrand will also serve on the newly formed Hibbing Advisory Board, headed by the bank to grow its presence on the Iron Range.
A proud 1996 graduate of Hibbing High School, Katie’s passion for design and creativity led her to pursue a Bachelor of Art in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, graduating in 2000. In 2002, Katie returned to her hometown, Hibbing, to join ARI. She quickly rose through the ranks, showcasing an innate ability to blend functionality with aesthetics in her design projects.
Project Manager, Certified Interior Designer, and a current Vice President of Widseth, Katie served as the previous President of Architectural Resources, Inc. (ARI), working at the firm for over twenty-one years. Throughout her tenure, Katie has demonstrated exceptional leadership and expertise in interior design and various disciplines, including project management, construction administration, community engagement, and programming.
Katie’s contributions extended beyond her professional endeavors. She firmly believes in giving back to the community that shaped her journey. Actively engaged in community support, she serves on the Lake Country Power Round-up Board and plays a vital role on the Hibbing Tourist Center Board. In addition, her commitment to youth development and community engagement is evident through her involvement with the Hibbing Boys Hockey Blueline Club.
Brad Roden, CEO of NBC stated, “Having Katie join our board of directors is a huge win. She brings a different perspective to the group which will be greatly valued. We’re also very excited to have her on the Hibbing Advisory Board. As a Hibbing native, she knows the market and can provide local insight that helps our management team make decisions.”
2023, September 24. National Bank of Commerce Welcomes Katie Hildenbrand to Hibbing Advisory Board and Board of Directors. Duluth News Tribune.