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Stearns Bank Announces Steve Domine's Retirement

Posted on: Jul 28, 2020

St. Cloud, Minn. – Stearns Bank N.A., an employee-owned financial institution based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, today announced that Steve Domine has retired as President of Minnesota Community Banking and Senior Vice President of National Lending after his 43-year banking career – 33 years with the company. Domine looks forward to continuing his life-long career and dedication to Stearns Bank in a new consultancy role, focused on supporting Stearns Bank’s expanding local lending and specialty loan opportunities.

Domine started his career at Stearns Bank as a teller, then took on various banking and lending roles throughout his tenure, rising through the ranks of the organization. He oversaw management of community bank locations in St. Cloud, Albany, Pine City and North Branch; additionally, he was the President of Stearns Financial affiliates in Upsala and Holdingford (Minnesota) and was elected to the Board of Directors at those two banks. He provided leadership and extensive expertise to production and supervision of Stearns Bank’s nationwide construction, development and tax credit lending programs.

“Steve’s leadership and many contributions to Stearns Bank are truly appreciated by the entire organization, and we thank him for many years of service,” said Kelly Skalicky, the President and CEO of Stearns Bank.

“He’s passionate about Stearns Bank and banking. We are extremely grateful for Steve’s constant drive and commitment to excel, which is forever woven into our culture of success. Simply put – we are a better and stronger bank because of Steve’s hard work, and we look forward to continuing to work with him during this next chapter in his life. A heartfelt ‘Thank you’ and deep gratitude for his leadership and mentorship seems inadequate, but Steve knows the impact of his legacy will be lasting and is ingrained in who we are.”

In addition to his consulting work with Stearns Bank, Domine is looking forward to spending more time with his other passions, including cars, golf and grandkids.

About Stearns Bank

Minnesota-based Stearns Bank National Association is a $2.2 billion, independently-owned financial institution with locations in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona, and over 35,000 small business customers nationwide, in every U.S. state. Recognized as one of the nation’s top-performing banks by both American Banker and Independent Banker magazines, Stearns Bank specializes in small business lending and equipment financing. Driven by a passion to help others achieve their greatest ambitions, Stearns Bank gets the job done! For more information, visit

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