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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 Mark Zinder, 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


Mark Zinder

Seasoned Financial Professional

Due to a scheduling conflict, Mark Zinder will be taking the place of Bob Sellers as the keynote speaker at the SDBA State Legislative Day on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Zinder is a seasoned financial professional and keynote speaker with a unique gift for making the complicated clear as he examines the trends and ideas actively shaping business today. Armed with unique insights and a keen understanding of macroeconomic trends, Zinder shares his knowledge and experiences at meetings and conferences around the world. He is also a regular guest on Fox Business and CNBC, sharing his expertise and positive outlook while tackling tough questions on the future of the global economy. 

  • Is It Different This Time? History or Hysteria? Which Will it Be?

    In the mid 90’s, Sir John Templeton told me that the investor who says, “This time is different, when in fact it’s virtually a repeat of an earlier situation, has uttered the four most costly words in the annals of investing.” That was over 20 years ago, and even though many of Mr. Templeton’s sentiments on investing remain true today, is this one of them? In this presentation I will discuss current events that are playing out like they did in the past, but I will also explore events that are not rooted in any historical context that might have you asking, “Is it different this time?”

    In this presentation you will learn:

      • How President Ronald Reagan orchestrated the devaluation of the US dollar to win the economic war with Japan in the 1980’s, and how President Trump is handling it differently with China today.
      • Why inflation is non-existent even though the Federal Reserve has flooded the market with liquidity.
      • Why the inverted yield curve, a predictive bellwether of future recessions, may be incorrect this time.
      • Why this economic recovery, that many consider “long in the tooth” will continue.
  • What Happens Next?

    We live in increasingly uncertain times; rapid economic changes, global unrest, and bi-‐partisan bickering have all lead to an underlying sense of uncertainty. In addition to the current climate, headlines are screaming that robots and artificial intelligence are going to eliminate worker’s jobs.

    What if they are all wrong? What if we are merely extrapolating the present and ignoring the possibilities of the future? History books are full of examples of previous revolutions that came and went: the industrial revolution, the railroad revolution, electrification, mass production, and now, quite possibly, the information technology revolution. In this presentation, you will discover how we are nearing the end of this revolution while another is just beginning, providing a fresh wave of prosperity.  Now is the time to ask yourself, “What Happens Next”?

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. Is It Different This Time?, Mark Zinder, Mark Zinder & Associates, Nashville, 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. What Happens Next?Mark Zinder, Mark Zinder & Associates, Nashville, 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]