Senior Business Advisor
Mark Yahna joined Alerus in 2019, bringing with him more than 17 years of financial industry and banking experience.
Over the course of his career, Mark has gained extensive experience in both commercial and agricultural banking. Prior to joining Alerus, he held positions with a mid-sized financial institution in the Grand Forks and Larimore, North Dakota, markets, including agricultural banker, market manager, and vice president business banker. Mark’s roles in the retail financial industry provide him with a broad background to understanding client needs.
As a senior business advisor, Mark works to understand the needs and goals of his clients, then acts as a trusted advisor to provide the solutions and advice that deliver the most value. Often Mark’s role involves bringing in experts from around the company, including mortgage bankers, retirement specialists, and wealth advisors, creating a team and leading them to solutions tailored to the client’s specific needs.
Mark received a degree in finance from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He currently serves on the Larimore Economic Development Corporation as well as the Larimore Star Fund. When not traveling, Mark enjoys practicing for mountain bike races, going on runs, and planning for the next adventure with his wife and kids.