CorTrust Bank has announced three new board members: J. Kou Vang of West Lakeland, Minn.; McKinzie Hopkins of Saint Louis Park, Minn., and Troy Olson of Artesian, S.D.
Vang is the President and CEO of JB Vang Partners, Inc in St. Paul, Minn., which provides overall strategic direction and development advising for commercial real estate ventures locally and nationally. In partnership with affiliated companies, Vang has been at the helm of projects ranging from building schools and assisted living facilities to restaurants and resorts. Vang has served on numerous community groups’ Board of Directors and is the Past Chair of the Midway Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Hmong Chamber of Commerce and the Asian Development Corporation.
Hopkins received her Juris Doctorate from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis before Joining Deloitte Tax LLP in 2012. As a Tax Manager, she worked with public and non-public clients in a variety of industries including utilities, manufacturing, transportation, and financial services. Hopkins, CorTrust Bank Vice President in the Minneapolis market, is the 4th generation of Hopkins to be a part of the family-owned community bank.
Olson is the third new member to join the CorTrust Bank Board of Directors. After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, he taught and coached in the Howard School District before returning to the family farming operation near Artesian, S.D. The family runs a cow/calf operation along with row crops of corn, soybeans and alfalfa. Olson served on many boards and committees along with continuing to help coach basketball at various levels within the local school district.