Kristi Piatz has been hired as a senior mortgage consultant for Bell Mortgage, a division of Bell State Bank & Trust. Among her duties, Piatz will provide Bell Mortgage customers with reliable tools and information to navigate the ever changing mortgage landscape. Piatz has more than 10 years of experience in the mortgage industry. She considers the new position a homecoming as she worked at Bell Mortgage from 2004 to 2006. “The mortgage industry has changed so much in the past few years and I wanted to associate myself with the best lender in the Twin Cities,” says Piatz. “Bell is a strong company with good ethics and a solid reputation among all the local title companies and realtors. I’m thrilled to be back.” Piatz lives in Prior Lake, Minn. with her husband and two children.