Three Promotions at Western State Bank

West Fargo, ND – Chad Cota was recently promoted to Vice President/Business Banking Officer. In this role, he provides financing solutions to business customers and develops commercial business. Cota joined Western State Bank in 2019 as Assistant VP/Business Banking Officer. He attended North Dakota State University and has over 10 years of commercial lending experience. Cota is from Moorhead, MN, and resides there with his family.

Beth Prigelmeier was recently promoted to Vice President/Mortgage Loan Officer. In this role, she provides home loan solutions for her customers. Prigelmeier joined Western State Bank in June 2015 as a Personal Banking Officer, transitioning to Mortgage Loan Officer in July 2016. She has over 20 years of banking experience and attended both Emporia State University and the University of North Dakota. Originally from Kansas, Prigelmeier resides in Dilworth, MN, with her family.

Carol Wadeson was recently promoted to Senior Help Desk/Telecommunications Specialist. In this role, she services the phone system and provides technical support to team members company-wide. Wadeson joined Western State Bank in 2013 as a Systems Analyst. She transitioned to a Help Desk Support Specialist in 2014. Wadeson is originally from Nome, ND, and resides in Leonard, ND, with her husband.

Western State Bank is a 118-year-old, employee-owned, community bank with assets totaling over $1 billion. The bank offers superior full-banking services, investments, and mortgage financing to personal and business customers, as well as nationwide equipment financing services. Western State Banks has locations in the North Dakota communities of West Fargo, Devils Lake and Fargo, and the Arizona communities of Casa Grande, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, Sun City and Sun City West.