General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> February 21, 2000

Mark A. Anderson – Renaissance Investment Management

MARK A. ANDERSON, was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Community First Bankshares, Inc., in March 2000. Community First is a $5.6 billion financial services company with corporate headquarters in Fargo, North Dakota. The company offers a diverse array of financial services in 137 markets spanning 12 states. Mr. Anderson previously served as Vice Chairman'Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Community First Bankshares. He was former Executive Vice President of the company and was appointed to the Office of the Chairman in 1998. He is a co-founder of Community First Bankshares, with more than 20 years of banking experience. Mr. Anderson began his banking career in 1979 with First Bank Brainerd, Minnesota, and was a commercial loan officer at First Bank Austin, Minnesota, from 1980 to 1982. In 1982, he joined First Bank of North Dakota as Vice President of Finance and Credit Review. In 1984, he was promoted to First Bank System as Vice President and Regional Controller. In 1987, he left this position to co-found Community First. Mr. Anderson received an MBA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, (1983) as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Mathematics from Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota (1978). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Management Accountant and certified in financial management. Profile
TWST: Won't you tell us something about Renaissance Investment

Management and your approach to investing in general?

Mr. Anderson: It would be my pleasure. Renaissance is a