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First Security Bank has new DL branch president

Melissa Peterson

First Security Bank's board of directors has appointed Melissa Peterson as president of the Detroit Lakes bank branch.

Peterson has been with First Security Bank since November 2016. She has a Bachelor's Degree in mortuary science from the University of Minnesota, a Master's Degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix, and is a certified public accountant.

Originally from Fergus Falls, Minn., Peterson has over 18 years of experience in banking and finance, having previously worked as a credit analyst and as a VP/Ag and commercial lender.

Peterson and her husband, Paul, have one son, Evan, who is currently in eighth grade.