Katie Lorenson

Katie Lorenson

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Katie Lorenson joined Alerus as chief financial officer in December 2017. Katie is a seasoned executive with extensive experience overseeing financial service organizations, most recently serving as CFO at MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. She previously served as CFO for Central Bancshares, which was acquired by MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. in 2015. Prior to these roles, Katie served as manager on the Financial Institutions Team for RSM (McGladrey & Pullen).

Katie’s “once-in-a-career” opportunity came in 2018, a year after joining Alerus, when she began spearheading the lengthy process for Alerus’ filing of a registration for a proposed initial public offering and Alerus began trading on NASDAQ in mid-September 2019.

In Katie’s spare time, she dedicates her time to her husband and three boys, whose sporting events keep her busy throughout the year.