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Falcon National Bank Promotes Piepenburg, Kempenich

Focus on digital, customer experience, and expanding brand.


ST CLOUD, MINNESOTA, January 11, 2021 - Falcon National Bank recently promoted Kourtney Piepenburg to Chief Digital Officer and Rebecca Kempenich to Chief Marketing Officer. Piepenburg has been with the bank for 5 years and has worked in roles such as: Senior Advisor, Chief Accountability Officer, and VP of Strategic Project Management. Kempenich has been with the bank for 3 years and previously served as VP of Marketing.

As Chief Digital Officer, Piepenburg will be focused on creating new value through the smart use of digital tools, platforms, technologies, services, and processes.

"To continue to provide the banking experience our customers deserve and expect, it is important to develop a customer-centric experience driven by technology," says Piepenburg.

"We aim to extend the personalized banking experience that Falcon has delivered to our customers for over 16 years, on the digital channels," says John Herges, CEO. "This means more than just mobile and online banking; it also includes providing the tools and products that help them reach their financial goals."

In her new role, Piepenburg will be tasked with continuing to grow an internal and external digital innovation ecosystem, tapping into competencies across and beyond the organization to apply digital technologies to the business.

Leading the bank's marketing team, Kempenich's focus, as Chief Marketing Officer, will be on developing a comprehensive marketing and brand strategy that aligns with customer experience standards and delivers against business growth goals.

"The marketing role in many organizations has expanded to be a key driver of growth, retention and customer experience," says Kempenich. "The most effective organizations levergage marketing as a strategic partner to bring value to the overall success."

Kempenich is responsible for all marketing operations of the company including lead acquisition, sales enablement, communications, retention, and brand development. She will serve as both a leader and mentor to a team of marketing professionals tasked with developing, executing, and optimizing the marketing strategy.

"This role requires proficiency not only in marketing but across multiple business functions," says Herges. "The job has expanded even further in complexity to include sustainable growth, highly personalized customer experiences, and advanced marketing innovations."


Falcon National Bank is a community bank and preferred SBA lender. From checking and savings, to SBA and Commercial loans, they have all your Business and Personal Banking needs covered. Falcon National Bank and its employees make it their mission to donate their time, talent, and treasures to the local communities they call home. Locations in St. Cloud, Foley, Richmond, Ham Lake, Isanti. Visit for more info.