Greg Hilding joins Interfaith as a veteran community builder and proven business leader. His first day will be Monday, April 13, 2020. For the past four years, Greg has been active in a variety of leadership roles at Second Harvest Heartland (SHH), a dynamic and innovative hunger relief organization, including acting as the interim CEO for the organization. Greg has served SHH as a two-time Board Chair, a Vice Chair, and as a member of the CEO Search Committee. In addition, as a member of the Executive Capital Campaign Committee, he was involved in raising funds for a new hunger relief headquarters facility.
An experienced and agile business leader, Greg spent 33 years in the banking industry, the majority of that in top leadership positions at Bremer Bank. He served as Group President of the Midwest Group and had responsibility for over 70 Bremer Bank locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota, as well as leading the technology and operations groups for the company. In addition, he was responsible for new market expansion and acquisition strategies for Bremer Bank. Previous responsibilities included directing the trust, insurance and investment business of Bremer Financial Corporation.
Greg joined Bremer Bank Willmar in 1992 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1995 – 2009. During this time, he was active in community leadership in the Willmar area, igniting and leading community initiatives in the areas of economic sustainability, cultural competency, education, recreation and transportation. As an active community member in Willmar, Greg was involved as a leader in the Willmar Vision 2020 Steering Committee, Ridgewater College Foundation Board, Willmar Area Community Foundation, Citizens for Success, African Development Center, YMCA Capital Campaign Cabinet and the Willmar Area Development Corp.
Greg earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Texas Lutheran University. He and his wife, Karen, reside in Minnetonka and they enjoy biking, hiking, and spending time at their cabin in Northern Wisconsin. Greg and Karen have three grown sons, a daughter-in-law and an amazing one-year-old granddaughter.