July 27, 2021

Starion Bank CEO Craig Larson has been named a recipient of Prairie Business magazine's 2021 Leaders & Legacies Award. The award recognizes executives in the region for their recent (Leaders) and lifetime (Legacies) contributions in business.

Craig began his career with Starion Bank as a comptroller in 1985 and was named president and CEO in 1997. Under Craig's leadership, the Bank has grown from approximately $200 million in assets and five North Dakota branches to $1.60 billion assets with 13 branches in North Dakota and 3 branches in the Madison, Wisconsin area.

Starion Bank's values-driven, family-owned organization consistently receives the highest ranking possible from BauerFinancial, an independent bank rating firm, and has earned recognition among the nation's top performers by Independent Banker magazine. Larson attributes these honors to the Bank's strong culture of giving back to the communities it serves. 

No stranger to service, Larson enjoys being active in both his local community and the banking industry. He recently served as the Advisory Board Chair for the Prairie Family Business Association, an organization that builds relationships and offers high-quality educational programs promoting successful family businesses. He and his wife, Shelley have also recently served as Co-Chairs of the MSA United Way Fundraising Campaign. 

"We are honored to have an authentic, innovative leader like Craig guiding us in business, banking, and in life, leading by example through Starion's values," says Don Moregan, President and CEO-Elect.

Larson is currently honored in the July issue of Prairie Business magazine and will receive his award in person at a banquet this fall.