Ehrmantraut Named Chief Credit Officer

Craig Ehrmantraut

Craig Ehrmantraut has been named SVP/Chief Credit Officer at Cornerstone Bank. Ehrmantraut will work side by side with Chief Credit Officer Syd Lawler until his retirement at the end of June. Ehrmantraut joined Cornerstone Bank in 2009 as a Credit Analyst later transitioning to Financial Analyst and then being promoted to Business Banker in 2013. His most recent title prior to this promotion was VP/Business Banker.

Ehrmantraut is a Fargo native and graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Economics. He is also a 2016 graduate of the Dakota School of Banking. Ehrmantraut currently lives in Fargo with his wife, Kaia, and two children. 

“We appreciate all Syd Lawler has done over his time at Cornerstone Bank, and we are excited about Craig taking on this significant role,” said Pete Fullerton, CEO. “Craig is extremely well prepared and we are confident he will continue to have a positive impact.”

Cornerstone Bank’s retiring SVP/Chief Credit Officer Syd Lawler joined Cornerstone Bank in 2007. Lawler was one of the 5 original employees when Cornerstone opened in Bismarck in 2007 and has been an influential part of the growth of the organization from a $221 million bank to in excess of $1 billion today. 

“I am very proud to have been a part of this organization and a part of its successful journey,” said Lawler.  “I am extremely proud of the team I have built and been a part of, including Craig. I am confident that Craig will continue to move this organization forward and continue to be a great leader.”