Jorgenson leaving local Community 1st Bank

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 1/5/99.

Community First Bankshares, Inc., has announced the appointment of Robert W. Jorgensen, president of Community First National Bank, Paynesville, to the position of senior vice president and Wyoming region manager effective Jan. 15.

Jorgensen will be responsible for leading Community Firstís 24 locations in the state of Wyoming. He will also serve as chairman and CEO of Community First National Bank (Wyoming). Jorgensen will be head-quartered at the companyís regional office in Denver, Colo.

Jorgensen is a native of Stephen, Minn., and a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead. He began his banking career in 1970 and served in various positions with the former First Bank Systems, now U.S. Bank, for 17 years. In 1987, he became a founding shareholder of Community First Bankshares, Inc. and was named president of Community First National Bank, Cooperstown, N.D. He has served as president of the companyís Paynesville location since 1988.

Jorgensen will travel between Colorado and Minnesota until school is out in June. Collette and their two sons, Matt and Adam, will relocate to the Denver area in June. Adam is a freshman at Paynesville Area High School and Matt is a sophomore at Concordia College, Moorhead.

Kevin G. Paintner, president of Community First Bank Greenwald, has been named president of the Community First National Bank in Paynesville, replacing Jorgensen.

Paintner has been with Community First since March of 1996 when he became a loan officer at Paynesville. In November of 1997, he became president of the Greenwald branch.

Prior to joining Community First, Paintner was employed for six years in the financial services industry with Associates/ITT Financial Services and American General Financial with experience in lending, sales, and branch management. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

Painter and his wife, Lisa, have two children and make their home in Paynesville.

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