Meet Our Leadership Team

Stuart J Sneer - PresidentStuart J. Sneer, Chairman

Hometown: Born in Windom, MN and graduated from high school in Mountain Lake, MN (1980)

After graduating from Minnesota State University (Mankato) in 1985 with a Bachelors of Science in Finance and Real Estate, Stuart joined United Prairie to manage the Worthington office. This was not Stuart's first job in banking as he had been working for his father, United Prairie Bank founder, James G. Sneer, at Farmers State Bank of Mountain Lake during his high school years. Stuart started his career there working in the summer months as a bookkeeper and teller.

Stuart worked as a part-time teller for Norwest Bank in Mankato throughout his years in college up until 1985 when he began leading the Worthington office of United Prairie Bank. During his tenure there, Stuart gained knowledge and experience in most departments of the bank until the early 1990's when he began mentoring with then Chief Executive Officer, R.R. "Roy" Schoon.

During the late 1990's, the vision of a one-charter organization was being formulated and Stuart worked closely with Roy Schoon to start the beginnings of a one-bank, multiple branch concept. This concept was fostered by Stuart and the current leaders at that time and Jeff Weldon, CPA (current Chief Operating and Financial Officer) was brought onboard to complete the process of combining the bank charters into one. Stuart takes pride in the growth of the bank and organization over the years.

Stuart enjoys running, biking, swimming and other fitness training activities. Also in his spare time, Stuart hunts pheasant and deer and runs triathlons.

Scott D Bradley - Chief Executive OfficerScott D. Bradley, President /
Chief Executive Officer

Hometown: Leigh, Nebraska

Scott started his banking career in Southwest Iowa in 1983 at the First State Bank of Tabor as a junior lender for two years. He then joined First National Bank of Glidden as a Vice President of lending  where he was engaged in commercial and agricultural lending.  Scott took a Vice President position with Swea City State Bank, now known as BankPlus, in 1991. Scott opened a de novo branch with the organization in 1997 in Estherville, Iowa, and led the branch up until 1999 when he joined United Prairie Bank.  Scott was hired as an Executive Vice President and led the Wilmont, Worthington and Round Lake offices until 2004 when he was promoted to President of the Mountain Lake bank charter which added the Mountain Lake, Windom and Springfield locations to his leadership. In 2006, Scott was named the Regional President of the then Southwest Region of United Prairie Bank which included the Jackson and Slayton offices in addition to the six he had been leading. Scott was promoted to the Executive Management team of United Prairie in January of 2010 as the Chief Risk Management Officer and took on the Chief Executive Officer position in August of 2010.  In addition to his decades of banking experience, Scott is also a 1991 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin.

Scott is a 3rd generation banker following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather, who were both bank executives.  Scott currently serves on the South Central College Foundation Board as Treasurer.

In his spare time, Scott enjoys motorcycle touring, boating and time with his family.

Jeff Weldon - Chief Financial OfficerJeff Weldon, Chief Financial Officer

Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island, raised in Bloomington, Minnesota

Jeff began his career in the financial services industry with TCF National Bank in 1997 and worked his way up to Senior Accountant during his four years with the organization before moving into public accounting. Jeff joined CliftonLarsonAllen in 2000 and became an Audit Manager/Bank Consultant where, in addition to auditing, he consulted with banks regarding regulatory capital planning, estate planning and financial forecasting. In 2005, Jeff joined United Prairie as the company's Chief Financial Officer, a role he currently maintains along with leading Operations and Information Technology for the organization. Jeff is a 1996 graduate of Minnesota State University (Mankato) with a Bachelor's degree in Finance (Cum Laude) and earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in 2000. Jeff is also a 2004 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

Jeff has been a driving force in the advancement of technology and efficiency that United Prairie has taken on over the past 8 years for not only staff utilization, but customer technology products as well. Jeff has also helped lead efforts in consolidating the separate bank charters into one and developing our centralized operational service center.

Jeff is an avid runner, having competed in multiple marathons, half-marathons, RAGNAR and relays across the United States. Jeff is also a Harley Davidson enthusiast in his spare time.

Nate Snyder - Chief Credit OfficerNate Snyder, Chief Credit Officer

Hometown: St. Anthony Village, MN

Nate has been working with banks and finance companies since 1995. Through the 1990’s and 2000’s, Nate worked with small community banks up to some of the nation’s largest lending institutions on a variety of issues related to lending and credit. In 2005, Nate was recruited by a community bank with offices in the Twin Cities, Rochester and Southern Minnesota. He served as a President of the corporation for 10 years while at the same time being President of a related multi-state finance company. Nate directed credit analysis, risk mitigation, lending, legal administration, vendor management and facilities. He was also involved with operations and insurance. Nate joined the United Prairie Executive Management team in 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. In his role with United Prairie Bank, Nate directs and leads United Prairie’s credit operations, lending, risk mitigation, compliance and internal audit functions.

Nate thoroughly enjoys being part of the United Prairie team working with our Market Presidents and lenders to create favorable lending solutions for our customers. It is Nate’s goal to make sure United Prairie continues to provide the best credit products possible to augment our customer’s business and farming operations.

Nate is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys bird and big game hunting as well as fishing when he is not spending time with family and friends.