American Bank of Saint Paul announces John Kimball as new president, CEO

Author: Mendoza College

John Kimball has agreed to accept the role of President and CEO of American Bank of St. Paul, one of Minnesota’s premier community bank and commercial lending institutions. He is expected to start in early August.

“We recognized a need to identify a top-notch community banking leader with talents to work in our city, suburban and greater Minnesota service areas. We also sought an individual with a record of delivering financial growth, excellence in commercial lending and great skill with employees and customers. John’s background clearly positions him as the talented person for American Bank,” according to Norb Conzemius, Chairman of American Bank.

Kimball has twenty-eight years of community and commercial banking experience. He is leaving
Marshall Bankfirst for American Bank. John served Marshall as President. Prior experience includes roles as Regional President for Associated Bank, eight years with Fifth Third Bank in roles as SVP of Corporate Banking and Regional President in Grand Rapids, Michigan and earlier as SVP Commercial Banking for Keybank of Elkhart, Indiana.

“I am excited about the community banking opportunity. American Bank is a superb place to serve Minnesotan’s financial and banking needs. From agricultural, to business and individual customer needs, American Bank has a great reputation with a great staff. I plan to continue building this great bank,” said Kimball.

John has a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Albion College, Albion, Michigan and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He currently serves on the CEO Council of the Greater Twin Cities United Way and was involved with the Small Business Taskforce of the Itasca Project. John and his wife Nancy reside in the Twin Cities and have two daughters.