Kelly Skalicky, daughter of Stearns CEO Norm Skalicky, was promoted to president of Stearns Bank.
Kelly Skalicky is uniquely qualified for the position. From spending Saturday mornings with her dad at the bank, to earning her law degree and providing legal counsel to Stearns for more than 20 years, to serving as general counsel for Stearns Bank for the last six years, Skalicky has spent her life learning the intricacies of the banking industry.
“I am humbled and honored to accept this new role. It is a privilege and, frankly, an enormous amount of fun for me to work with my father on a daily basis, and I relish this new opportunity,” Kelly Skalicky said. “As CEO and chairman, Norm will continue to drive Stearns’ trademark entrepreneurial determination to ‘Get the job done!’ through his unparalleled ability to inspire innovation and top performance.”
Founded in 1912, Norm Skalicky has led Stearns since 1964. Norm and Kelly Skalicky have built a culture at Stearns that puts employees and their families first. Their philosophy is simple: treat employees well and they, in turn, will treat customers well.
“Our employees are the backbone of Stearns Bank and inspire me every day with their relentless determination and personal commitment to do more and do extra for each customer,” Kelly Skalicky said. “They are endlessly resourceful, hard-working and innovative, constantly developing new ways to give our customers the very best, fastest and most accessible financing and banking experience possible.”
“2018 promises to be an even bigger year for Stearns Bank, as we roll out new, customized small business solutions for our customers. I have full confidence in Kelly’s ability to lead Stearns to new heights,” Norm Skalicky said. “Not only is she smart and fiercely competitive, she possesses a strength of character that allows her to overcome the biggest challenges with grace. She makes me and everyone here at Stearns Bank proud to be part of this organization.”
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