Jeff Hawkins, Minnesota Region CEO for Old National Bank is retiring in January.

Jim Collins, Minnesota’s commercial banking executive, will take over as Minnesota Region CEO. Collins has 22 years of financial industry experience, according to a press release. A former non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corp, he graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in finance.

Old National continues to grow, as it closed on its partnership with Chaska-based KleinBank this fall. With Hawkins’s departure in early 2019, and KleinBank converting to Old National this spring, the Old National Bank leadership team in Minnesota will see some changes.

Matt Klein, KleinBank’s president, will continue the Klein family legacy by taking on the role of consumer banking executive and will also serve on Old National’s corporate Consumer Banking Steering Committee, according to a press release.

Klein has 22 years of finance industry experience and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and his MBA from Bryant College.

Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.


Recommended for you