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SDBA 2020 State Legislative Day - Pierre
Ramkota Pierre Hotel
920 W Sioux Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM CST
Category: SDBA Events

SDBA 2020 State Legislative Day

Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
920 W. Sioux Ave.
Pierre, SD

February 12, 2020


Make Sure Our Industry is Heard

The SDBA 2020 State Legislative Day on Feb. 12 at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Pierre is your opportunity to stay up-to-date on both state and federal legislation which could affect the banking industry, visit with state legislators and constitutional officers, and make sure our industry is heard. 

The day will include an SDBA Legislative Committee Meeting, luncheon, featured speaker Bob Sellers, Gov. Kristi Noem (invited), the chance to visit with legislators at the State Capitol, and an evening reception with state legislators and constitutional officers. 

The day will also include special sessions specifically designed for emerging bank leaders, as well as an emerging leaders networking reception the evening of Feb. 11.


Registration Fees

Luncheon/Afternoon Program/Emerging Leaders Sessions: $170 per person Onsite Fee: $180 per person
Evening Reception: $90 per person Onsite Fee: $100 per person
Emerging Leaders Reception ONLY: $30 per person


Bob Sellers

Emmy-Winning Journalist, Former Network Anchor, Forbes Author

Former CNBC & Fox anchor Bob Sellers is an Emmy-winning journalist with 25 years of experience in television who takes a nonpartisan look at what’s going on in Washington. As a former financial professional, he also knows how to interpret changes in the financial landscape based upon historical patterns, and his connections inside the Beltway allow him to read the political trends and predict the direction of the economy, tax rates and other developments that could affect individuals and their businesses. As the author of “Forbes Best Business Mistakes: How Today’s Top Business Leaders Turned Missteps into Success,” Sellers has heard advice from some of the most successful leaders of our time and shares those stories in an enlightening and entertaining way.

  • What's Next in Washington
    Our Founding Fathers could not have envisioned 24-hour cable news networks, viral videos or fake news purveyors in foreign countries trying to influence elections, but they did expect politicians to be politicians—and humans to be, well, human. Learn about the latest in the Mueller investigation, about legislation which could affect you directly, and about executive orders which could change the direction of federal policy. Get an update on the upcoming November elections, because as a former president once said, “Elections have consequences.” Emmy-winning journalist Bob Sellers will help attendees prepare for what’s coming from inside the Beltway, and how it will play out from Wall Street to Main Street.
  • Learning from the Legends
    The pursuit of success is never a straight line—it’s a cycle. In other words, it never ends. That’s why it’s important to know the right steps to reach your goals, and what to do when something goes wrong. This session is based upon the book by Bob Sellers, “Forbes Best Business Mistakes: How Today’s Top Business Leaders Turned Missteps into Success.” Hear stories from American business leaders who look at failures as positives, finding lessons and opportunities to get back on track. Learn that attitude changes outcome; that success is a habit. And learn what to do when your next step isn’t clear. You will see that your own path to success will be unique to you and defined not by what you do, but how you do it.

Jackie Rolow

Executive Vice President & Chief Talent Officer

 Jackie Rolow has been a vital part of the SHAZAM Network for the past 25 years. She started as a part-time human resources clerk and receptionist in 1992, and worked her way up to her current role as executive vice president and chief talent officer. Rolow’s energy and supportive personality will inspire you to make your workplace a destination for the best talent in your industry. She has a gift for empowering employees to find their passion and creating a stronger and more effective working environment. Rolow brings expert HR perspective on strategic change, the constantly evolving legal and regulatory issues surrounding human resources, and effective goal setting to her highly-engaging presentations.

  • How "Smart" Are Your Emotions?

    How often have you been told to check your emotions at the door? There’s a growing field of research on the value and importance of emotional intelligence—an individual’s ability to use information to guide thinking and behavior to adapt to different environments or achieve one’s goals. Understanding and using emotions correctly can make you a better communicator and, ultimately, more effective in your job. Learn strategies to increase your emotional intelligence and use that knowledge for better decision-making. With a greater understanding of your emotions, you’ll experience positive impacts in both your  professional and personal life.

Schedule At-A-Glance

All events will be held at the Ramkota & Conference Center, 920 W. Sioux Ave., Pierre.

10:00 a.m.–noon Registration

10:30 a.m.–noon SDBA Legislative Committee Meeting

12:00–1:00 p.m. Luncheon

1:00–2:00 p.m. What’s Next in WashingtonBob Sellers, Message2Media, Brentwood, Tenn.

2:00–2:30 p.m. Message from the Governor, The Honorable Kristi Noem (invited), Governor, State of South Dakota

2:30–5:00 p.m. Option 1Visit with Legislators at State Capitol (Transportation on your own to the State Capitol.)

2:45–3:45 p.m. Option 2How “Smart” Are Your Emotions? Jackie Rolow, SHAZAM, Des Moines, Iowa

5:00–8:00 p.m. Reception with Legislators & Constitutional OfficersRamkota Hotel & Conference Center

Emerging Leaders Sessions

Emerging bank leaders are invited to attend all events in the schedule at-a-glance to the left and the following special sessions specifically designed for emerging bank leaders.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020

Emerging leaders networking reception will be held at Branding Iron Bistro, 420 W. Sioux Ave., Pierre

5:30–7:00 p.m. Emerging Leaders Networking Reception

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020

All events will be held at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center, 920 W. Sioux Ave., Pierre.

7:00–9:15 a.m. Emerging Leaders Visit to the Capitol for Committee HearingsThe bus will leave for the State Capitol at 7:00 a.m. Please meet near the SDBA registration desk in the hallway of the Ramkota Conference Center. Emerging leaders will then attend legislative committee hearings to be determined.

9:30–10:30 a.m. Learning from the LegendsBob Sellers, Message2Media, Brentwood, Tenn.

2:45–3:45 p.m. How “Smart” Are Your Emotions? Jackie Rolow, SHAZAM, Des Moines, Iowa

3:45–5:00 p.m. Emerging Leaders Networking with Past & Current SDBA Board of Directors
Join past and current SDBA Board of Directors and fellow emerging leaders for a fun, fast-paced networking opportunity.

Hotel Details

A block of rooms has been reserved for the evenings of Tuesday, Feb. 11, and Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the following hotels in Pierre:

  • Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
    920 W. Sioux Ave.
    Phone: 605.224.6877
    Rate: $126.99

    Block Cut Off: Jan. 12

  • ClubHouse Hotel & Suites
    808. W. Sioux Ave.
    Phone: 605.494.2582

    Rate: $129 (queens) $134 (king)
    Block Cut Off: Jan. 11


Attire for the Emerging Leaders Reception on February 11 is business casual. 

Attire for the State Legislative Day on February 12 is business professional.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled on or before Feb. 5. 75% refund if canceled Feb. 6-8. No refund for cancellations on Feb. 9 or later. Substitutions allowed at any time.

Special Requests

If you have a special food request or mother’s room request, contact Halley Lee at [email protected] or 605.224.1653 by Feb. 5.


Contact the SDBA at 605.224.1653 or 800.726.7322

Contact: Halley Lee - 800.726.7322 or [email protected]