David Bangasser, Jeff Davis, Brad Seaman Elected to SDBA Board of Directors

The South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA), the professional and trade association for South Dakota’s financial services industry since 1884, recently held elections for three of the nine seats on its Board of Directors. Elected to serve on the SDBA Board of Directors were:

  • David Bangasser, Southeast Regional President, Dacotah Bank, Sioux Falls
  • Jeff Davis, President/CEO, Bryant State Bank, Bryant
  • Brad Seaman, Senior Vice President, First State Bank of Warner, Aberdeen

The three began their three-year directorships on May 1. This is their first term on the SDBA Board of Directors

David Bangasser:
David Bangasser is southeast regional president for Dacotah Bank in Sioux Falls. He began his banking career in 1982 working for Western Bank in Sioux Falls. He went on to work in St. Paul at Heritage National Bank, Firstar Bank of Minnesota and American National Bank. He joined Dacotah Bank in 1995.

Bangasser is a board member and classroom volunteer with Junior Achievement, chief of staff for El Riad Shriners and a board member for Singing Boys of Sioux Falls, as well as past service with groups such as Downtown Sioux Falls.

Bangasser and his wife, Karen, have been married for 33 years. They have one daughter, Megan Hartz. Megan and her husband, Dusty, have two children: Cohen, 7, and Cade, 6.

Bangasser wants to be a meaningful advocate for all SD community banks and to work with state and congressional delegates to provide a fair and level playing field to ensure that community banks have continued opportunities for success and the ability to remain key contributors in their communities.

Jeff Davis:
Jeff Davis is the president/CEO of Bryant State Bank, Bryant. He grew up on a farm near Forestburg, so agriculture is in his blood. He began his career in 1981 with Sanborn County Bank in Woonsocket. In 1987, Davis joined First National Bank in Brookings (now First Bank & Trust) as an ag loan officer. In 1994, he joined Bryant State Bank. Davis has served on the SDBA Agricultural Credit Committee.

Davis currently serves as secretary/treasurer on his local community development and housing boards. He has also served on the school board, city council, local nursing home and church boards.

Davis and his wife, Paula, have three grown sons. Robert lives in Woonsocket; Andrew and his wife, Cara, live in Kansas City, Mo.; and Stephen lives in Woonsocket.

South Dakota banking has served Davis well, and if he can give some time back to that cause he is willing to do so.

Brad Seaman:
Brad Seaman is senior vice president and serves on the board at First State Bank of Warner in Aberdeen, where he has worked since 1996. He previously worked as assistant vice president of Day County Bank (CorTrust Bank) in Webster from 1992-1996. Seaman has served several terms on the SDBA Legislative Committee.

Seaman is a past Northern State University Foundation board member and volunteer with the Warner Stratford Lions Club.

Seaman has three children. Connor is a student at South Dakota State University in Brookings; Parker is a student at Dakota State University in Madison; and Bess is a freshman at Warner High School.

Seaman wants to serve as an advocate for the banking community from a small bank perspective.

Through the SDBA, hundreds of South Dakota bankers volunteer each year to serve on SDBA boards, committees and task forces to educate the state’s consumers and promote financial literacy.

A complete list of SDBA Board members is available online.

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