Mandan News

Joining the Starion team

Katie Simmers

Katie Simmers

Lisa Hartje

Lisa Hartje

The Starion Financial operations department has two new employees, Katie Simmers and Lisa Hartje. Both are located at the bank’s Mandan location.

Simmers has accepted the position of operations project specialist with Starion. In this role she leads, organizes and tracks the work of various project teams working on new products, enhancements/additions to existing product lines, product pricing, marketing, retail delivery and compliance.

Simmers joined Starion Financial in September of 2006 as retail branch manager, with oversight of Bismarck’s Main and Plaza retail teams as well as the Customer Service Center. Most recently she worked on the bank’s conversion from paper to electronic document storage. She earned a finance degree from the University of North Dakota.

Hartje joined Starion as an operations specialist. She works with both retail and business banking and is responsible for providing support for deposit products, performing quality control functions and managing central supply procurement.

Hartje comes to Starion with more than 17 years of customer service experience, 11 in the banking industry. She is a subject-matter expert in CDs, IRAs, Demand Deposit Accounts, legal documentation and procedures, and customer service quality assurance.