Starion appoints Erman as chief risk officer

Mary Erman, Chief Operating Officer, has assumed the role of Chief Risk Officer at Starion Financial. She will remain located at the Mandan, N.D., location.
In this role, Erman leads the audit, compliance and risk management department for the bank. She continues to oversee the departments of finance, technology, deposit operations, accounting and loan processing center.

Erman has been with Starion Financial since 2001. She began her career in banking in 1975, is a graduate of the School of Bank Marketing and Management in Boulder, Colo., and attended the University of North Dakota. Erman is a past president of Independent Community Banks of North Dakota.

She was recognized internally in 2009 for her outstanding leadership with the bank’s Distinguished Leadership Award. Erman is currently a member of the Executive and Management Committees at Starion Financial.