New Market Bank President Named ‘2017 Women in Business’ Honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
ELKO NEW MARKET, Minn., April 25, 2017 – Anita Drentlaw, CPA, president of family-owned New Market Bank, has been named a 2017 Women in Business honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The 2017 awards recognize 51 women, including one career achievement award honoree, for their professional achievements, leadership and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community. The winners include industry-leading executives and entrepreneurs. Drentlaw and the other award winners will be honored at a business luncheon on Thursday, May 27, 2017.
At 36 years old, Drentlaw was named president of the independent community bank, becoming the fourth-generation family member to transition into the leadership position successfully. Since becoming president in 2014, she has led the bank to reach $105 million in assets for the first time in its history.
On her way to becoming president, Drentlaw held many positions at New Market Bank, including executive vice president and chief financial officer for 11 years. Prior to joining the company in 2002, she worked as a public accountant at McGladrey & Pullen, serving small community banks, and worked for the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota as a staff accountant and accounting assistant. She received her Certified Public Accountant certificate in 2001; obtained her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of St. Thomas; and graduated from the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Banking.
Drentlaw is an active volunteer in the community and the banking industry. She is a current board member of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota, and previously served on the organization’s membership committee and the technology committee. She is past president and a current board member of the Prior Lake-Savage Optimist Club, and serves on the Lakeville Chamber’s Women in Business committee. She currently serves St. Michael’s Catholic Church on the parish finance council and on the school’s advisory council. She also volunteers for Junior Achievement; participates annually in Prior Lake’s Polar Plunge for Special Olympics; is a current and founding board member of Chase’s Warrior Foundation, which provides adaptive equipment to children with special needs; and volunteers extensively on Bob Vogel for Minnesota House of Representatives campaigns. Drentlaw mentors high school students as part of both the Optimist Club’s Excel program and the Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies (MNCAPS) program.
About New Market Bank
Founded in 1905 as the First State Bank of New Market, New Market Bank is an independent, fourth-generation, family-owned bank serving the southern Twin Cities area with branches in Lakeville, Prior Lake and Elko New Market. For over 100 years, New Market Bank has built trusted relationships with its customers through individualized care and attention, comprehensive banking services and a commitment to bettering the quality of life in the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.NewMarketBank.com.
- On April 26, 2017