Ben Bakken serves as Senior Vice President and Lansing Market Director for Tri-Star Trust Bank. He received a Master of Business Administration from Northwood University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Wayne State University, where he was a captain on the Men’s Basketball Team.
A lifelong Lansing area resident, Ben is committed to strengthening families and transforming our community. He has served as Treasurer for the Holt Public Schools Board of Education, Co-Chair of the Lansing Financial Health Team, Policy Committee Member for the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer and Chair for the Vote YES For HPS Kids advocacy committee, Board Member of the Holt Education Foundation, and Treasurer of the Local Development Finance Authority/Lansing Regional SmartZone. Ben is also a co-founder of a student shark-tank competition called ‘5 Minutes Tops’, and has been a fundraiser for Special Olympics Michigan’s Polar Plunge and Care Free Medical’s Dancing With The Local Stars. Ben also was an Assistant Varsity Coach for the Holt Boys Basketball team from 2004 – 2017. His greatest joys in life are his three wonderful children, Clara (10), Jack (8), and Henry (5).
Bakken joined Tri-Star not only because of their unique differentiators in wealth management services, but because of their unparalleled commitment to their people, their communities, and the level of caring for their clients. He considers it an honor to work alongside such compassionate and talented financial professionals.