Mary Jane Lindholm, Vice Chairman

Mrs. Lindholm is Vice Chairman of Independent Bancshares, Farmers and Merchants State Bank and Granite Falls Bank all located in Minnesota. She currently is employed by the Banks and Holding Company in strategic planning and personnel resources. Mary Jane managed Lyon Financial Services which is comprised of six leasing and financing companies located across the U.S. They included leasing of medical equipment, business computers, office equipment and tractor trailers (Peterbuildt and Kenworth). The financing companies conducted asset based lending and billing and collecting of securitized portfolios.

While managing Lyon Financial Services she was promoted to Manager of Acquisitions for Schwans Sales Enterprises which was the owner of Lyon Financial Services and one of the largest privately held food businesses in the US. She then served on the Executive Committee and became President of the Consumer Direct Division with sales of over 1.4 billion dollars in the US. and Canada. She attended the University of Minnesota and St. Thomas College and graduated with a degree in Business and Journalism. She has served on the boards of Big Brother’s Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, Western Association of Equipment Lessors, Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors, National Association of Credit Managers, Southwest State University, Farmers and Merchants State Bank, the Granite Falls Bank and Independent Bancshares. Mary Jane lives in Minnesota with her husband Steve, daughter Sophia and son Gabe.


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Mary Jane Lindholm , Vice Chairman