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Bell Bank Mortgage Hires Regional Head

Greg Gunn, an industry veteran with more than 25 years' experience in the mortgage industry has been appointed as VP, Midwest Regional Manager at Bell Bank Mortgage [1]. The company has a 130-year history in the Midwest and is now expanding its footprint in several U.S. regional markets.

Gunn, who is based in St. Louis, will be responsible for recruiting mortgage lenders, developing brand awareness, and building Bell Bank Mortgage's business in Springfield, St. Louis, and Kansas City, Missouri as well as in Omaha and Denver.

“We are proud to join forces with a respected and experienced local professional like Greg,” said Tony Weick, EVP for Bell Bank and President of Bell Bank Mortgage. “This market is an attractive strategic fit for our regional growth, and Greg is also charged with seeking potential expansion opportunities in Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado.”

“This is a great opportunity,” Gunn said, “not only for me but also for the talented mortgage professionals we’ll be hiring. Becoming part of the Bell family will allow our future new mortgage team in Missouri to offer even more loan options to fit what customers are looking for. I’m excited to join this growing company and provide a top workplace and a top destination for building mortgage relationships.”

Originally from Ballwin, Missouri, Gunn is a graduate of the University of Missouri. Prior to joining Bell, he held positions at Countrywide, Guaranty Bank, Pulaski Bank, PrimeLending, and Midwest BankCentre.

Bell’s mortgage division is backed by the financial strength of Bell Bank [2], one of the nation’s largest independently owned banks, with more than $6 billion in assets and 1,300 employees. Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, Bell has full-service banking and mortgage locations in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Arizona, and has opened additional mortgage offices in Wisconsin, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Florida. Bell Bank has been named among the World’s Best Banks by Forbes and is on Fortune’s Great Places to Work list for financial services and insurance companies.