John McGrath Appointed to SDBA Board of Directors

Photo of John McGrathJohn McGrath, First PREMIER Bank, Sioux Falls, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA), the professional and trade association for South Dakota’s financial services industry. SDBA Chair Steve Bumann, BankWest, Pierre, appointed McGrath to fill a vacant seat on the SDBA Board of Directors through April 30, 2022.

McGrath is SVP – chief credit officer at First PREMIER Bank. He has a commercial economics degree from South Dakota State University and has worked in the banking industry for 43 years. McGrath started his career in 1978 with First National Bank of the Black Hills (now Wells Fargo) in Rapid City and the following year joined Miners & Merchants Bank in Lead. In 1984, McGrath moved to Norwest (Wells Fargo) and worked in Deadwood, Sioux Falls and Rapid City before joining First PREMIER Bank in Sioux Falls in 1994.

McGrath serves on the Children’s Home Society Board of Directors, is treasurer of the South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame and has officiated high school football games for more than 40 years. He has also served on the SDBA Agricultural Credit Committee for a number of years.   

McGrath and his wife, Carol, have been married for more than 39 years. They have four grown children and one granddaughter.

“I have participated in many SDBA events over the years such as the Annual Convention, State Legislative Day and Washington Summit,” McGrath said. “I have enjoyed coming together with my banking peers in a collaborative manner to discuss or learn about issues we all have in common. I consider serving on the SDBA Board as the ultimate way to continue doing that while ideally having a positive impact on the industry in which I have spent my entire career.”

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