Starion Bank is pleased to announce that longtime Executive Vice President Curt Walth has been elected as director emeritus to the Starion Bank board of directors. Curt has served on the bank’s board of directors for over 30 years and is the first director elected to this emeritus position.

The Starion board of directors created the emeritus position to honor former members who have left a legacy of serving with distinction and excellence, and made significant contributions to the bank’s strategy, culture, and interests. Emeritus members are provided the opportunity to remain engaged and provide their counsel to the board, including guidance in principle business matters and mergers and acquisitions.

“Curt has truly championed our mission throughout his career. He has spent more than three decades as an example of leading with understanding, integrity, and inspiring confidence in all we do. He’s tireless in his work for our customers and communities,” says Craig Larson, Chairman of the Starion Board of Directors. “The board expresses our deep gratitude for his sound business advice, work ethic, high standards, and his steadfast commitment and loyalty to Starion Bank and to the Larson family.”

Walth began his career at Starion Bank in 1989 upon the purchase of the First Southwest Bank in Mandan where Curt was serving as a senior officer. In 1993, Starion opened its first Bismarck location with Walth serving as the bank’s first Bismarck market president. Since that time, he has served in numerous capacities culminating in his most recent role as executive vice president.

“Curt has been a mentor and partner to me throughout my Starion career, and especially during my time as CEO. He and I made a great team; I was able to focus on vision and strategy while Curt would flawlessly implement the key bank initiatives that allowed us to grow and prosper,” says Larson. “He’s been an amazing advocate for our culture and family values. Anyone would be lucky to have Curt Walth by their side.”