Chris Livingston promoted to assistant vice president/retirement plan director at Merchants Bank


Chris Livingston has been promoted assistant vice president/retirement plan director at Merchants Bank, according to Masood Dehnavifar, trust department manager. 

“Chris’ knowledge and expertise is a tremendous asset to our trust department and the clients we serve,” said Dehnavifar. “Chris does an amazing job of serving business owners, plan sponsors, and ultimately employee participants.”

Livingston has been with the Merchants Bank Trust Department since 2018. He earned the qualified 401(k) administrator (“QKA”) designation in July of this year. 

“I feel fortunate to be able to grow within Merchants and I enjoy being able to help our customers focus on building their business while we take care of their 401(k) plans. I look forward to continuing to serve our customers and our community,” said Livingston.

The Merchants Bank Trust Department provides professional services to individuals, families, businesses and nonprofit organizations. In addition to managing and administering 401(k) plans, trust services include investment management, serving in a fiduciary capacity as part of an estate plan, providing estate plan guidance and administering trusts and estates.

 Merchants Bank is a full-service community bank with 21 bank locations in southeastern Minnesota, two bank locations in west-central Wisconsin and a leasing division, Merchants Bank Equipment Finance, in Edina. Headquartered in Winona, MFGI has more than $2.5 billion in assets. Merchants was founded in 1875.


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