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Celebrating 26 Years of Dedication: A Tribute to Jeff Koenen

Retirement Announcement
Jeff Koenen

 After a remarkable 26 years of service to the community and to Star Bank, Jeff Koenen, Vice President and Branch Manager at our Wheaton office is announcing his retirement. 

Jeff’s journey in banking began at Dakota County State Bank as an operations manager. His dedication led him to hold various leadership roles at Waconia State Bank, First American Bank, and Community First National Bank, where he honed his expertise and knowledge in lending and branch operations before joining Star Bank.

Throughout his career, Jeff has always embraced continuous learning. He consistently emphasized this value and encouraged his team to seize learning opportunities, fostering a culture of growth within his branch. 

You could often find Jeff in the office before the sun came up, ensuring branch operations were running smoothly and his employees and customers were being well taken care of. Jeff found immense satisfaction in empowering individuals to achieve their dreams – whether it was a customer reaching for their financial goals or his employees striving for career advancement. 

In his retirement, Jeff looks forward to spending more time with family, especially his grandchildren. You might catch him lakeside with his camper or watching a hockey game. 

Star Bank extends its heartfelt gratitude to Jeff for his unwavering dedication, leadership, and countless contributions to the bank and to the community over the past 26 years. His legacy at the Wheaton office and his passion for helping others will undoubtedly be remembered. We wish him all the best in his retirement! 

Please join us for a Retirement Open House at our Wheaton office on Friday, March 1st from 1 – 3pm. You can also leave a special message for Jeff here.