Anita Drentlaw is the CEO/President/CFO of New Market Bank a $180 million bank in Elko New Market, Lakeville and Prior Lake, MN serving the south metro of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Drentlaw is a fourth generation banker who, over the course of several years, has held positions of teller to CEO/President/CFO. Since coming back to the bank to work full-time in 2002, her primary responsibilities have included leading the operations department, overseeing the IT function, leading the loan operations department, holding the Compliance Officer and BSA Officer positions, serving as the controller and chief financial officer, becoming president in 2014 and adding CEO to her title in 2021.

Her education includes earning a BA in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas in 2000, working for McGladrey & Pullen on their financial institutions’ tax/audit team from 2000 to 2002, receiving her Certified Public Accounting certificate in March of 2001 and graduating from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado in 2010.

She served as the Chairman for BankIn MN (formerly the Independent Community Bankers of MN) from August 2021 to August 2022. She also services as the Chair of the Education Committee for the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and formerly was the Chair of the Financial Services Subcommittee. She also serves as an advisory board member for the Community Bank Advisory group to the State of MN Commerce department, the FDIC and the CFPB. Recently, she became a board member of TCM Bank (subsidiary of ICBA) which services credit card portfolios for community banks.

She has been very involved in her community and several non-profits including the Prior Lake-Savage Optimist Club (currently on the board and oversees the high school mentorship program the club provides), St. Michael’s School and Church (former finance council and school advisory council member), past board member of Chase’s Warrior Foundation (provides adaptive equipment to kids with special needs), mentor to high school students through the MNCAPS (MN Center for Advanced Professional Studies) program at Prior Lake High School, recently retired member of the Dakota Scott Counties Workforce Development Board and chair of their Business Services Committee, and the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce (chair of annual fall gala and member of women’s expo committee).