Senior Business Advisor
Tamara (Tammy) Simon joined Alerus in June 2017, bringing with her more than 25 years of financial industry and banking experience.
Over the course of her career, Tammy has gained extensive experience in both commercial and retail banking. Prior to joining Alerus, she held positions with large and small financial institutions in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud, Minnesota, including market manager, business development officer, and vice president of commercial banking, to name a few.
As a business advisor, Tammy works to understand the needs and goals of her clients, then acts as a trusted advisor to provide the solutions and advice that deliver the most value. Often Tammy’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.
Active in her community, Tammy serves as a committee board member for Breanna’s Gift, the Ann Bancroft Foundation Granting committee, and the MCCD-Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers finance committee.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, biking, running, attending sporting events, and she likes to travel to any destination where hiking is possible. Tammy’s favorite quotes: “You become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about most.” And, “Be grateful for what you have now.” Both are from Rhonda Byrne, author of The Secret.