Anita Drentlaw, CPA, began her career at New Market Bank in October 2002 as the operations officer after working for McGladrey & Pullen as a financial institution tax accountant. Over the years, she also held the position of cashier and CFO. In January 2014, she took over as president/CFO and earned the title of CEO in July 2021. Anita is the fourth generation of her family to lead the bank.

Anita’s educational background includes earning a BA in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas in 2000, receiving her Certified Public Accounting Certificate in March 2001 and graduated from GSBC in 2010. She currently serves as chairman for the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota. She also services as the vice chair of the Consumer Financial Services Subcommittee for the Independent Community Bankers of America.

Anita has been heavily involved in her community and several non-profits over the years, serving the Prior Lake-Savage Optimist Club and St. Michael’s School and Church. She is a board member of Chase’s Warrior Foundation, a mentor to high school students through the Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies program, a member of the Dakota Scott Counties Workforce Board and a member of the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.