New Market Bank’s Drentlaw Honored for Nonprofit Board Service


New Market Bank announced today that its President and CEO Anita Drentlaw, CPA has been recognized by Twin Cities Business magazine as a 2022 Notable Nonprofit Board Member. Drentlaw was nominated for her work as 2021-2022 chairman of BankIn Minnesota (formerly the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota), her advocacy for the community banking industry at the state and federal level, and her service to several nonprofit, civic and industry associations. She was nominated by Jackie Herman, CFO of Flagship Bank.

“I’m touched that one of my fellow BankIn Minnesota board members felt I was worthy of this recognition and took the time to nominate me,” Drentlaw said. “To receive the recognition is something else! Honestly, it comes naturally to me to devote my time to the community banking industry and organizations in our community. Our family has been invested in the industry for more than 100 years and equally as long with the organizations that support our friends, neighbors and businesses. Service brings me fulfillment.”

In her nomination, Herman noted Drentlaw’s advocacy at the state and national level, testifying on the negative tax implications of credit union acquisitions of banks, and opposing SBA Direct Lending and the IRS reporting proposal. Drentlaw also serves on the state’s Community Bank Advisory Board, which considers laws, regulations and practices affecting community banks; the Dakota Scott Workforce Development Board; the board of the Prior Lake-Savage Optimist Club; the board of Chase’s Warrior Foundation; on the gala committee and the women in business committee for the Lakeville Chamber of Commerce.

For 10 years, Drentlaw has been mentoring students through the Optimist Club’s Excel program at Prior Lake High School, which enlists mentors to work with students to build personal management, organization, goal setting and study skills. She also mentors students in the Minnesota Center for Advanced Professional Studies (MNCAPS) program in which she provides on-the-job learning experiences to students in the Prior Lake and Farmington school districts.