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Important Notice

Welcome New Trust Department Staff

October 21, 2020

American State Bank & Trust Company of Williston Trust Department recently welcomed two Trust Officers to its team, Katelynn Lesmann and Denise Hays-Johnson.

Katelynn is originally from Minot and has lived in Williston since 2014. She specializes in mineral management and other oil and gas related matters. Her experience in those areas comes from having worked as a Landman for the past 10 years. She is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen.

Katelynn is married and enjoys spending time outdoors fishing and she and her husband enjoy hanging out with their two dogs. Katelynn also enjoys yoga.

Denise is also a Minot native and is proud to be a third generation North Dakotan. As an attorney, she has been in private practice for more than 25 years and has prior work experience as a trust officer.  Denise will primarily work with insurance trusts and estate planning for the Trust Department.

Denise has memories of her days at Minot High School when she would come with the marching band to Williston’s famous Band Day Parade!

She has two Labrador retrievers and competes in in field trials and hunt tests with them. She is married and is enjoying her time in Williston.