Michael Solberg is president and chief executive officer of Bell Bank, headquartered in his native home of Fargo, N.D. He has worked for the company since 1998.
Bell Bank’s commitment to its staff and community has been highlighted by media outlets including the CBS Evening News, the BBC, Good Morning America, USA Today and People magazine for its “Pay It Forward” project, launched by Solberg, which annually provides every full-time employee with $1,000 to give to individuals, families or organizations in need. To date, the program has given over $18 million.
Solberg holds degrees from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) and William Mitchell College of Law (Saint Paul, MN).
Solberg has served as campaign chair for the United Way of Cass Clay, board chair for the Trollwood Performing Arts School, and served on the Concordia College Board of Regents. He currently is on the board of Prairie Heights Community Church, the Bush Foundation and The Guthrie Theater. He and his wife, Charleen, live in Fargo with their three children.