First International Bank & Trust Promotes D. Patrick Franklin to Director of Wealth Management

FARGO, ND –First International Bank & Trust (FIBT) is proud to announce D. Patrick Franklin has been promoted to Director of Wealth Management. Patrick will manage FIBT’s Wealth Management teams, including Trust, Investments, Mineral and Land Services operations, as well as Enterprise Retirement Services.

Patrick joined FIBT in May of 2020 as Wealth Management Operations Manager and is a veteran in the trust, wealth, and retirement operations space, with thirty years of experience in managing business operations, systems administration, client relationship management and strategic planning. He also has more than a decade of experience in the oil & gas industry.

“Patrick has made a significant impact in leading our Wealth Management Operations Team. He’s helped create cohesiveness in operations, ensuring our team can provide the high-level experience our customers expect. We look forward to seeing FIBT Wealth Management continue to evolve under his direction,” says Peter Stenehjem, FIBT President.

Patrick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is also a Certified Securities Operations Professional (CSOP), Certified Trust Operations Professional (CTOP) and holds a Certification in Options Processing and Trading.
Please join us in congratulating Patrick on his new role.

First International Bank & Trust is owned by Watford City Bancshares, Inc., which is owned by the Stenehjem family. First International Bank & Trust is a full-service, independent community bank, a member of FDIC, and an equal housing lender. First International Bank & Trust has been in business since 1910 and today operates 31 branch locations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Arizona. More information about the company can be found at
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