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Sean O. Regan, Chair
Andrew D. Nath, Vice Chair & President
Jeffrey D. Hatton, CEO
James W. Hansen
G. Jack Hillstrom
William K. Horlitz
Judith A. Mogren
Kelly J. Regan
Michael O. Regan
Lynn M. Leegard
Andrew W. Sigl
Jim S. Redpath
Patrick O. Regan, Chair
Casey O. Regan, CEO
Corey R. Heimer, President
Sean O. Regan
Katie J. Nath
Michael C. Mattingly
Jeffrey W. Miller
G. Jack Hillstrom
William K. Horlitz
Andrew W. Sigl
Frank P. Streit
Merl O. Groteboer
Rev. Msgr. Gerald A. Mahon
Daniel E. Berndt
Troy F. Zabinski

Premier's Founder

Don Regan
Donald B. Regan

Donald B. Regan was founder of Premier Banks which today consists of two bank charters and 20 Branches Statewide. Born and raised in LeRoy, Minnesota, and owner/operator of a Ford Dealership at a young age, Mr. Regan was involved in the school and charter bus industry, golf course development, and commercial real estate. Don was a banker for 45 plus years, was very involved in his church and supportive of many community initiatives. Don and his wife Jean had seven children, nearly 30 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, and lived in North St. Paul, Minnesota for over 60 years. Don’s commitment to serve both business and community lives on in those who were privileged to share his journey. 

July 19, 1929 - October 23, 2020 www.bradshawfuneral.com/obituary/Donald-Regan

Premier Leadership

Katie J. (Regan) Nath, J.D.

Katie J. (Regan) Nath, J.D. is Chair of PB Bancshares, Inc., the bank holding company for Premier Bank in Maplewood, MN. As in-house counsel for Premier Banks, Katie brings a wealth of valuable experience to this position, and to her role on the Board of Premier Bank Minnesota. A member of the Premier Team since 1997, Katie also serves as Vice President and Corporate Secretary for the two Premier Bank Charters and for other family related entities. A graduate of St. Catherine University and the University of Minnesota Law School, Katie has served on the Board of Hill-Murray School in Maplewood, MN, and the Hill-Murray Development and Strategic Planning Committees. She currently serves on a Hill-Murray Scholarship Selection Committee and on the Board of the St. Peter of North St. Paul Church and School Foundation. Katie lives in Lake Elmo, MN, with her husband Andrew. They have 4 grown children.

Patrick O. Regan
Patrick O. Regan

Patrick O. Regan has been active at Premier Bank since its inception in 1974. He became a founding Director of family-owned Premier Bank Minnesota in 1990, was elected Chair in Jan 2018. Pat has spent over 40 years as an owner-operator of Minnesota Coaches, Inc. and affiliated school and charter bus companies. He is also an active commercial real estate developer. Pat and his wife Mary are longtime residents of Hastings and have been blessed with four adult married children and thirteen grandchildren.

Sean O. Regan

Sean O. Regan, Chair of Premier Bank, has been with Premier Bank since 1987. He was educated at Notre Dame, the University of Minnesota, and at the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. Among other duties as assigned, Sean works as a commercial lender officing out of Maplewood, serving business principals and investors with commercial borrowing needs and strategic business planning. His experience as an investor in Commercial Real Estate and other family businesses make him uniquely qualified to work with family businesses in growth modes or in transition. Sean, formerly on the board of the Catholic Community Foundation, and past President of the Roseville Lions, has been active at Nativity of Our Lord Church and in the Macalester Groveland area of St. Paul, Minnesota, where he lives with his wife Mary and their three children.

Andrew D. Nath

Andrew Nath is the Vice Chair & President of Premier Bank; he has served Premier Banks since 1993. Andrew was born and raised on the island of Trinidad in the West Indies. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, his Master’s degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and his Certificate of Strategy & Innovation from Carlson School of Management. Andrew specializes in commercial lending, strategic guidance and organizational leadership.

Jeffrey D. Hatton

Jeffrey D. Hatton, CEO, is a graduate of Richfield H.S. (Go Spartans!), the University of St. Thomas and the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, WI. Jeff joined the Premier Banks family as a management trainee in 1990 and in his 30+ year career at Premier has held almost every possible position at Premier Bank and most recently served as the banks COO. Jeff resides with his family in Bloomington, MN, where he coaches youth hockey and is active in both Bridging and the Bloomington Community Foundation. When not at the bank, Jeff can be found fishing on Lake Minnetonka, reading, gardening, or preparing the latest TikTok recipe sensation.

Corey R. Heimer

Corey R. Heimer is President of Premier Bank Minnesota. He joined Premier Bank’s Maplewood Office in 2004 and then transferred to Rochester, Minnesota in April 2005. Prior to joining Premier Banks, Corey was employed at the University of St. Thomas for five years as the Assistant Director of Admissions. Corey and his family live in Byron, Minnesota. Corey is a leader with a strong work ethic and enjoys being involved in the community. Corey is an Adams, Minnesota native and a graduate of St. Thomas.

Casey O. Regan

Casey O. Regan is CEO of Premier Bank Minnesota. In 2002, Casey joined Premier Banks in the summer internship program and became a full-time employee upon graduation from the University of St. Thomas in 2004. In the ensuing years, he has been a management trainee, loan officer, and bank manager. In January 2007, he was appointed Premier Bank Hastings President. In October 2010, he was promoted to the Presidency of the South Area of Premier Bank Minnesota. Casey assumed the role of President and CEO in March 2012. Casey and his family live in Maplewood, Minnesota.

Jeffrey W. Miller, CPA

Jeffrey W. Miller, CPA is the CFO of Premier Bank and Premier Bank Minnesota. In this role, Jeff is responsible for the overall financial management of the bank charters, including accounting, balance sheet management, financial planning and analysis, investments and tax. Jeff joined Premier Banks in 2019 after spending over nine years in public accounting. Jeff graduated from Saint Mary's University and earned his Certified Public Account license (CPA) shortly after graduation. Jeff and his family currently live in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. 

Brian L. Carnes

Brian L. Carnes is President of Premier Bank Roseville and Chief Credit Officer of Premier Bank and Premier Bank Minnesota. In 2002, Brian joined Premier Banks in the 2004 after working with the FDIC for six years as a bank examiner. Brian served in the United States Navy after graduating from high school. Brian attended Saint Cloud State University where he graduated with a double major in Finance and Economics. He and his family currently reside in Vadnais Height.  Brian believes in the community banking model and enjoys the flexibility it affords in working with customers to help solve their financing needs.


Joseph B. Houle

After graduation from the University of St. Thomas, Joseph B. Houle started his banking career with Premier Bank in 2006, as a management trainee. Joe then gravitated toward lending. His current emphasis is on small business lending and has experience with the various SBA programs available. In 2011, Joe was promoted to President of Premier’s Hugo branch. He enjoys working in the small growing community of Hugo where his family has strong historical ties. Joe’s key to success is focusing on meeting customers’ goals.



Penny J. Hults, AAP

Penny J. Hults, manager of Cash Management Services, began her banking career at Premier Banks in 1988. Penny is originally from South Dakota, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from Augustana College (now Augustana University). Penny was recognized as a 2014 Top Woman in Finance by Finance and Commerce Magazine. Penny and her family live in Oakdale, Minnesota, where she is involved in the music ministry at her church, as well as with the Tanzanian Mission Group. Penny was excited to receive Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) designation in 2018.

Kelly J. Regan

Kelly J. Regan is Vice President of Marketing, a Director at Premier Banks, and VP of PB Bancshares, Inc.. Educated at St. Mary's of Notre Dame, the University of San Diego, and with post graduate studies at the U.S. International University and The National Autonomous University of Mexico, Kelly, a St. Paul native, lived 17 years in Mexico City. There she raised a family of three and operated a family business. Building bridges and partnerships is part of her DNA. After five years in sales and marketing for a Latin American Division of Conagra, Kelly returned to Minnesota as a consultant in international trade, building partnerships between U.S. and Mexican companies, and joined Premier Banks in 2000. Passionate about education for at-risk youth, Kelly serves on the boards of the Minnesota Independent School Forum, the First-Generation Initiative (University of St. Mary's Minnesota), and The Under-Told Stories Project at the University of Saint Thomas. Kelly is presently on the Board of Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. Kelly was named Top Woman in Finance by Twin Cities Business Magazine in 2012 and in 2023, received The Distinguished Alumni Award by Hill-Murray School for her work in service to the community. Kelly enjoys golf, skiing, literature, and travel, especially to spend time with her grown family.


Heather A. Johnson

Heather A. Johnson is Vice President, Human Resources, and Retail Branch Manager of Premier Bank. She joined Premier Banks in 2013 and has worked within local banking for over 30 years. Heather was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota before relocating in 2013. She attended Concordia University, St. Paul for both her bachelor's and master's in Management. Heather has been an active board member of Minnesota Bankers Association Employee Benefits Trust and is currently serving as Chair. Heather and her family currently live north of the Metro and when not working can be found enjoying the outdoors up north.  


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