MANISTIQUE, Mich., July 14, 2020 -mBank is pleased to announce the following promotions within its Human Resources Team. These promotions from within the bank continue to demonstrate the opportunities for career growth mBank is able to provide.
- Katy Laksonen, Human Resources Talent Acquisition Specialist to Assistant Vice President Human Resources Manager
- Heather Ramacker, Training Specialist to Assistant Vice President Director of Learning & Development
“Both Katy and Heather have exemplified exceptional leadership skills and are invaluable members of our Human Resources Team,” said Sherry Arnold, Senior Vice President Administration & Talent Director for mBank. “These promotions are a direct result of their hard work and dedication to the bank and I’m looking forward to their continued leadership under their new roles.”
Katy Laksonen started with mBank in May of 2018 as an Assistant Branch Manager at our Ishpeming West Branch where she was promoted from within to the Human Resources department. Prior to joining mBank, Laksonen worked in Marketing and Promotions for the San Diego Gulls, an AHL affiliate of Anaheim Ducks and for Wells Fargo. Laksonen has a Bachelor of Science from Northern Michigan University and a master’s degree in Sports Leadership and Business Management from Concordia University Chicago. Laksonen is married to her husband Rich and lives with her six dogs on their hobby farm. She is also a member of the Ishpeming Kiwanis Club. Laksonen said, “Since joining the mBank team two years ago, I knew this company was different. The care that is shown to both customers and employees is truly unparalleled. I am so excited to continue my time in Human Resources supporting the best team of 300+ around!”
Heather Ramacker has over nine years of banking experience, joining mBank in February of 2019. Ramacker has a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management and minor in International Business from Ferris State University. She began her career as a personal banker in college where she advanced to managing multiple branches and specializing in commercial lending. Ramacker quickly found her passion was for helping others learn and develop and now works on developing and presenting training materials to teams at mBank. Ramacker is a member of West Michigan’s Association of Talent Development and the Young Professionals Association of Talent Development. She is also very passionate about spending time with at risk youth and teaching classes about savings and financial education. Ramacker said, “If you have attended any of my trainings you will often hear me say, ‘In order to become elite, you have to get uncomfortable. If at any time you feel uncomfortable, it means you are growing.’ I am excited for this opportunity to structure and streamline mBank’s Learning & Development program to the next level.”
Headquartered in Manistique, Michigan, mBank proudly serves Michigan and Northern Wisconsin with 29 branch locations. With assets in excess of $1.30 billion, the community bank empowers individuals and small to medium sized businesses with smart financing and depository solutions for peace of mind. For more information, visit: bankmbank.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.