Bank of North Dakota Announces Retirements & Promotions
by DakCU Communications

A longtime valued partner of the Dakota Credit Union Association and many of our members, the Bank of North Dakota (BND) has announced the following changes in their staff due to retirements and promotions.

Al Weisbeck retired from BND effective January 8, 2021. Al has been part of the BND team since joining the Investment Department in 1987. On his first day with BND, the investment portfolio was around $100 million. It grew to nearly $3.1 billion during the peak of the oil boom. It was not uncommon for him to invest $100-200 million per day to keep pace with the BND’s cash flows, asset/liability and investment strategies.

In announcing his retirement, he shared the following sentiment, “For me, it is definitely the personal relationships with both our financial institution customers and BND personnel that I have developed over 33 years that I will miss the most. I have had a lot of challenging days at BND, but never a bad day because of all the great people at BND and around the state that I was blessed with that always brightened my day because I had the privilege of serving and working with them.”

Kristopher Ahmann has been promoted to the position of Treasurer. He has been with BND for ten years and worked directly for Al Weisbeck for the last eight. Kris has bachelor’s degrees in business administration and banking and financial economics, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota. You can contact Kris at 701-328-5608 or

Mark Weide, BND special assets manager for the past ten years, has announced his retirement effective March 2, 2021. Mark started his banking career in July 1979 with Dakota Bank in Aberdeen, South Dakota as a retail banker and farm loan officer. In 1982, he joined Starion Bank and served in a number of roles there until coming to BND in 2010. In addition to special assets manager, he served as the agriculture loan manager in 2017-18.

When asked to share his thoughts, Mark stated, “I was really fortunate in my last years in banking to work with all the bankers throughout the state of North Dakota and some in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Montana. It was a privilege to get to know them on a personal level and provide all the different ag and commercial programs to help grow economic diversity. We are truly lucky to have an agency like BND to assist the state in its endeavors. I’m very proud to be a small piece of BND.”

If you would like to contact Mark to extend your well wishes, you may call or text him at 701-390-7998 or email him at

Gus Staahl has accepted the position of special assets manager at BND. Gus began his banking career in 1998, and has served in several capacities including loan officer, credit officer and special assets manager. He joined BND in 2016 as a credit analyst. Please welcome Gus to his new position; you may contact him at or at 701-239-7316.

To those retirees, congratulations! And to those who are receiving promotions, we wish the best of luck as they take on new responsibilities.


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