Joe Pekarna is a native Minnesotan who comes to Activator with a deep history of successful business development experience. He began his professional career with Hormel Foods, and later pursued his passion for business development within the commercial banking arena.

Joe has served on the board of directors of the Central Mn Music School, and as chairman of the St Cloud Chambers’ annual Central Mn Farm Show.

Joes Marketing and Management degree is from Mn State University Mankato. He and Mary, his wife of 30 years, have three adult children. Joe shares his passion for gardening with friends, neighbors and local elementary schools. He loves to golf, fish and spend time with his grandson, Joe IV.