Mr. Hammes has served as trustee since 2023 and is a member of the Audit and Disclosure Committee.

Mr. Hammes has over 30 years of experience in legal affairs holding a variety of roles throughout the legal, real estate, wealth management and public accounting industries that benefits the Trust and Board of Trustees.

Current Experience

  • Trustee – Sterling Multifamily Trust
  • Chief Legal Officer – Bell Bank

Education and Designations

  • Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of North Dakota
  • Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law
  • Certified Public Accountant

Previous Experience

  • Bell Bank – Chief Legal Officer (2006-Present)
  • Vogel Law Firm – Partner (1998-2006)
  • Vogel Law Firm – Associate Attorney (1993-1998)
  • Eide Bailly – Certified Public Accountant (1992-1993)