Mr. Heen graduated from NDSU in 1970 with a degree in Agriculture Economics. He spent 21 years working for USDA in Ag lending in various locations in ND. In 1991 he went to work for American State Bank and Trust Co. in Williston ND. as a Vice President in charge of Ag lending. He was later promoted to Executive Vice President and was with the bank until he retired in Dec. 2012 as it's President and CEO. He was also actively engaged in farming and ranching in the Williston area for 33 years. He has served on many community and church boards over the years and is presently on the board of directors for Am. St. Bk. and Trust Co.