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About Gateway Bank

Mendota Heights-based Gateway Bank was founded with a clear vision of what a community bank should be. And we remain committed to conducting every transaction with that vision in mind.

Our three core beliefs shape who we are and how we do business.

  1. Outstanding client service
  2. Strong client relationships
  3. An excellent work environment

When you bank with us, you do business with highly-skilled, hard-working, knowledgeable professionals who make client service a reality. Focused on building and nurturing strong relationships with our clients and our community, our staff is dedicated to delivering outstanding service worthy of the business with which we are entrusted.

We believe that our community is defined by the individuals and businesses within it. For this reason, we offer competitive personal and business products and services that aim to strengthen and enhance the financial well-being of our clients.

It is in appreciation of our clients and associates that we maintain a respectful, friendly and welcoming environment. Stop by anytime. We’d love to see you!


Gateway Bank is your friendly Mendota Heights community bank, where personal service is delivered by knowledgeable, friendly professionals who are eager to meet your needs. So whether you’re looking for personal savings or checking account or a place where your business accounts will get the attention they deserve, we can help. Contact one of our officers today.

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Bruce Downey, President

Bruce has two degrees from the University of St. Thomas—a BA in Economics/Political Science and an MBA with an emphasis on Finance. He also has decades of banking experience. A committed volunteer, he has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the American Lung Association, Eagan Hockey Association, Mendakota Golf Club, St. Paul Jaycees and St. Thomas Becket Church.

Contact: 651.209.4805,

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John Schreier, Chief Executive Officer

John is a native Minnesotan who is a graduate of St. Thomas Academy and the University of Notre Dame. He obtained an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School Of Management. John has extensive banking experience, having spent over 20 years at community banks in the Twin Cities area.

Contact: 651.209.4804,

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Brian Maxwell, Vice President

With 16 years of banking experience, Brian has been with Gateway Bank since it began. During that time, he’s earned a reputation as a hard worker who knows how to help his clients get the financing they need to succeed. He has a graduate degree from the University of St. Thomas and specializes in professional practice, real estate and Small Business Administration lending.

Contact: 651.209.4802,

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Monica Glass, Chief Operating Officer

Monica graduated from College of St. Catherine with a BA in accounting and a minor in computer science. Since then, she’s amassed more than three decades of banking experience in Minnesota, where she’s held leadership positions at both a large regional bank and a Twin Cities community bank. Monica joined Gateway in 2004.

Contact: 651.209.4803,

Cindy Haas, Vice President, Private Banking

A graduate of the Minnesota Bankers Association Consumer Banking School, Cindy has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry. She is a founding member of Women at the Top® and previous editor of Today’s Financial Women™, a national lifestyle magazine that celebrates successful women. Cindy has held various leadership positions with Financial Women International and its Foundation for 15 years. She also serves on the board of the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce and chairs its Women’s Conference.

Contact: 651.209.3595,

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Kimberly Harr, Assistant Vice President, Operations Manager                   

Kim began her career with Gateway in 2006.  She has an MBA from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.  Before joining Gateway Kim gained experience as an operations specialist and has brought those skills here to Gateway.

Contact: 651.209.4808,

Laura Mayer, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending                   

Laura is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Business Administration. She began her career with Gateway in June 2006 and has continued her growth within the company.

Contact: 651.209.4891,

Becky Durand, Business Banking Officer

With over 25 years of banking experience, Becky has been with Gateway Bank since it's inception.

Contact: 651.209.4801,

Suzanne Goossens, Operations Officer          

Suzanne is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict with a bachelors degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics.  Suzanne began her career with Gateway Bank in 2007 and has continued her growth within the company.          

Contact: 651.209.4893,

Elisa Dabruzzi, Commercial Lending Officer

Elisa is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a degree in Economics and Political Science. Elisa began her career with Gateway Bank in 2011.

Contact: 651.209.4807,



Alex Coles, Credit Officer

Alex is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a degree in Finance and Economics. Alex began his career with Gateway Bank in 2013.

Contact: 651.209.4894,



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