Meet Jon Benson

Jon Benson

Meet Jon Benson

Tell us about yourself

I was born and raised in Moorhead and attended Concordia College with a double major in Business Administration and English Writing. I am blessed to have been married for over 20 years to an amazing wife, Jessica. We have two wonderful children, Gabe and Nora, and two dogs, Mars and Luna. Professionally, I have been blessed to be able to find fulfillment and joy providing over 33 years of comprehensive personal, business, and financial services experience helping others.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time I love to watch my kids enjoy and excel in golf and soccer. I also love it when they are kind enough to let their dad play with them.

Tell us about your favorite life experience

My most recent favorite experience was watching my son win the MIAC golf Championship. It was such a blessing to witness all the dedication, hard work, and effort pay off on a stage of that magnitude. I could not be prouder.

What was the first car you owned?

The first car was a ’79 Camaro Z28 my Grandpa J helped me buy when I was 16. He thanked me for trusting him enough to borrow money from him. I did not understand at the time what he meant. A little over a year later, after I hadn’t made the payments I needed to, he took it back and sold it. It was one of the greatest life lessons I ever learned about love, integrity, honor, and responsibility. I still have that contract we signed at home today and can only hope to be that person for my grandchildren someday.

How long have you been at Heartland Trust?

I have been at Heartland for almost 10 years.

What is your favorite part about working at Heartland Trust?

My favorite part about working at Heartland is that I get to care for people. As a trust company we are not limited to the transactional, we can be truly holistic in our care and advocacy. It has been a calling of mine as far back as I can remember. It was the lessons of servant leadership taught to me by generations of my family before me. Fortunately, Heartland has graciously afforded me the opportunity to live a life in service to others. To be that trusted voice, advocate, and calming presence in an ever-changing world.

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