Melissa Johnston

sR. vice president/Sr. Commercial Banker

  • Responsible for small to mid-size business clients and enjoys working with both commercial & nonprofit customers
  • With Highland Bank since 2011
  • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from South Dakota State
  • Holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management
  • Winner of the Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award
  • Board Member, Minnetonka Economic Development Advisory Commission
  • Instruction & Coaching Fast-pitch Softball

In her role as Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking, Melissa works primarily with entrepreneurs and executives looking to acquire small to medium-sized businesses. She also serves a variety of nonprofits and has carved out a niche for herself lending to schools, including both charter and private educational institutes. Having worked in community banking since 2002, she has learned to be flexible, attentive, and an active listener. She pairs her natural enthusiasm and determination with exceptional problem-solving skills to help customers tackle their goals and turn business dreams into reality. “Community banking isn’t about one-time transactions; it’s about building long-term relationships,” she explains. “I love delving into a customer’s business operations and goals at a deep level.” On a free Saturday afternoon, you’re likely to find her volunteering for a variety of nonprofits or coaching her kids’ many sports teams.

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Melissa Johnston, Business Banker

Melissa Johnston, Senior Commercial Banker
P: 952-858-4798 | F: 952-858-4799