The Risk Management Association (RMA), a member-driven professional association that helps banking and non-banking institutions identify and manage the impacts of credit risk, operational risk, and market risk on their businesses and customers.  We achieve this goal through education, research, networking, and leadership opportunities.

The Minnesota Chapter was founded on May 19, 1926 and plays an active role in fulfilling the mission of the RMA on a local level. The Minnesota Chapter affiliation includes 375 bankers and professionals from 85 financial institutions.  The chapter hosts five general chapter meetings each year and sponsors a host of training events and activities.

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Special Announcement!


The Minnesota Chapter of the Risk Management Association was awarded the prestigious Platinum Award for 2020.

The Risk Management Association believes in the importance of recognizing outstanding chapters for their achievements. The dedication of the volunteer chapter boards to further RMA’s mission is a testament to the strength of our association and its members.

RMA Chapters are recognized on an annual basis for their accomplishments via the William F. Githens Chapter Awards Program and the Chapter Excellence Awards. The Platinum Award is the highest level of recognition given to a chapter.

This program enables leaders of local RMA chapters to plan and evaluate their year’s activities and performance, as well as identify areas for improvement. Performance is rated based on the chapter’s ability to accomplish key tasks, provide general membership meetings, affinity group meetings, educational events, and grow membership.


Congratulations to the 2020 RMA MN Chapter Board of Directors. Your dedication, hard work and expertise serving on the board is very much appreciated.


And, thank you to RMA Minnesota Affiliates and Guests for all of your support, especially during this difficult time. The MN Board and Committees look forward to providing you with meaningful programs and opportunities in the new year!




Andy Disch

Past President & Sponsorship Chair

North Mill Capital

Todd Sharkey

Treasurer, Vice President & Education Committee Member

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

Tony Todero

Secretary & Programming Committee Member

Lathrop GPM LLP

Robin Turner

President & Programming Chair

U.S. Bank


Paul Draper

Co-Chair: Young Professionals & Communications


Kurt Egertson

Chair: Affiliation Committee

MidCountry Bank

Eric Guttormson

Co-Chair: Education

Sunrise Banks

Julie Klein

Co-Chair: Communications, Committee Member: Women’s Forum

US Bank

Brett Lawrence

Committee Member: Programming

Platinum Bank

Lisa Wachowiak

Co-Chair: Young Professionals

Wells Fargo

Paula Williams

Co-Chair: Education

Associated Bank

Ex-Officio Board Members

Mychal Bruggeman

Ad Hoc Legal Counsel

Tiede Grabarski PLLC

Tim Colberg

Chair: Audit

Bremer Financial Services


Lesley Farmer

Committee Member: Programming

KLC Financial, Inc.

Hans Hansen

Chair: Student Outreach & Academic

US Bank

Heather Rachel

Co-Chair: Women’s Forum

Hitachi Business Finance


Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor