NEW ULM - Mary Ellen Domeier of New Ulm has been honored by Twin Cities Business magazine, which named her in its October 2012 issue as one of its Outstanding Directors of 2012.
Domeier, who served as president of State Bank &?Trust as it underwent several acquisitions until becoming Frandsen Bank, was cited for her service on innumerable boards throughout the community and the state, including the Minnesota Bankers Association, where she was the first female to serve as chair. She has also been active on the boards of the New Ulm Economic Development Corporation, the New Ulm Area Foundation, the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce and the United Way. She is also one of the recipients of the Chamber and Jensen Motors' Athena Award in New Ulm.
Domeier was invited to join the New Ulm Telecom Board in 1991, and has served there for 13 years.
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Mary Ellen Domeier
"Domeier views her New Ulm Telecom directorship as an extension of her community work," said the magazine, "firmly believing that it's important to help guide the city's only public company and a key employer. 'If you're going to serve your constituents and shareholders and the community that enables you to have a successful business to begin with,' she says, 'you need to be involved in the things that do well, because then we all do better.'"