Committees & Work Groups

The SDBA's standing committees and work groups assist in directing Association activities in various areas of banking and legislation. Volunteer committee members contribute to a stronger banking industry by sharing their time and talents. View standing committee members.

The SDBA is currently seeking bankers to serve on four standing committees and four work groups for 2021-2022. SDBA committee and work group terms are for one year beginning May 1, 2021. Committees and work groups generally meet one to two times a year to initiate activities and to recommend policy.

If you are interested in serving on a committee or work group, please complete and return the appointment form to the SDBA by April 30, 2021. Questions, contact Alisa Bousa at [email protected] or 605.224.1653.

  • Agricultural Credit Committee: Provides timely information to SDBA agricultural lenders and keeps them abreast of developments, regulations and legislation in agricultural lending. Also, helps plan the annual Agricultural Credit Conference including event format, speaker identification, promotions, etc.
  • Credit Card Committee: Represents the credit card industry in South Dakota.
  • Legislative Committee: Represent the interests of the banking industry in South Dakota. The committee sponsors legislation and also reviews existing law and proposed legislation that may be detrimental to the industry.
  • Trust Committee: Keeps members abreast of any legislative changes in South Dakota as well as proposes legislation necessary to assure an efficient and effective fiduciary responsibility to its clients and member banks.
  • Education Work Group: Collaborates with SDBA staff in determining educational platform, offerings and methodologies.
  • Emerging Leaders Work Group: Helps to grow South Dakota's future bank leaders. 
  • Technology Work Group: Assists in planning and implementing the annual Bank Technology Conference including event format, speaker identification, promotions, etc.
  • Women in Banking Work Group: Encourages, supports and inspires women to success in the workplace.

Questions, contact Alisa Bousa at 605.224.1653 or [email protected].