Thomas Ogaard

PRINCETON — Princeton National Bancorp Inc., the holding company of Citizens First National Bank, has announced the appointment of Thomas D. Ogaard to the board of directors of both the holding company and bank.

Ogaard, who joined the company in August as executive vice president and banking group manager, has experience in all areas of banking. He started his career in banking in 1978 and most recently was employed by State Bank of Park Rapids in Park Rapids, Minn., as executive vice president and chief loan officer.

“Mr. Ogaard’s background in banking will be an asset to the board of directors,” said Craig O. Wesner, chairman. “He will be a good addition to the current fine members serving our company.”

“The company is fortunate to have someone with Mr. Ogaard’s qualifications join the board of directors,” said Tony Sorcic, president. “He has a strong background in banking and fills a vacancy we have had on the board. Management and the board look forward to continuing our successful performance.”

Ogaard has a bachelor of science in business administration from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn. He has been active in such organizations as Chambers of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Junior Achievement, and has served as a youth baseball, softball and hockey coach, and as treasurer, board member and a member of the finance committee of his church. He and his wife, Mary Kay, have five children, Jennifer, 31, Jason, 27, Katie, 23, Alissa, 22, and Whitney, 17.