Riley Rude and Mark Wallace have joined Western State Bank, West Fargo, Rude as a Business Banking Officer and Wallace as a Credit Analyst.
Rude will focus his efforts on providing financial solutions to current and prospective business clients; while Wallace's duties will include reviewing commercial loans based on credit quality and compliance and evaluating national equipment finance transactions.
Prior to joining Western, Rude served as a Commissioned Examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Originally from Fargo, Rude earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead. He and his wife currently reside in Moorhead.
Prior to joining Western, Wallace served as a Credit Analyst at Choice Financial, Fargo. Originally from Northwood, N.D., Wallace earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from North Dakota State University, Fargo. He currently resides in Fargo.
Western State Bank is a 110-year-old, employee-owned community bank with assets totaling over $540 million. The bank offers superior full-banking services, investments, real estate financing to personal and business customers, as well as nationwide equipment financing services. Western State Bank's bank is located in the North Dakota communities of West Fargo, Fargo, Devils Lake, and Towner and in the Arizona communities of Chandler and Casa Grande.