SVP, Commercial Banking Manager
An earnest drive to learn from business owners, and the challenge of finding innovative ways to support and finance growth is what continues to energize Barb Sheldon. “I find that business owners are proud of what they do, and love to share their stories. It’s fascinating to hear what they have accomplished, and I feel privileged to help them reach their next milestone,” shared Sheldon, Commercial Banking Manager for Highland Bank.
Barb delivers creative and flexible financial solutions, making her and the Highland Bank team true partners with their commercial clients. Her holistic approach with clients supports banking relationships, from lending to deposits and cash management services. In her role at Highland, Barb directly oversees Commercial Bankers in St. Paul and Bloomington locations, while adding a Commercial Banking presence to the recently acquired Woodbury office. Barb embodies Highland’s commitment to serve as a trusted advisor, and empowers her team to do the same.
Recognized in 2022 as an honoree “Top Women in Finance” by Minneapolis-based Finance in Commerce, Barb is known for her ability to lead and inspire others in the field. She has extended that skill to serve her community by serving on a community college foundation board, as well as area Chamber of Commerce leadership and church council roles in past years.
Barb is native to Wisconsin, lives in the east metro and is a graduate of Metro State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Outside the office, she stays active by gardening, walking, a lively game of pickle ball and traveling with her husband.