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NEXT STEP: SDBA Emerging Leaders Summit
Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown
201 E 8th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

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Tuesday, November 05, 2019, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, November 06, 2019, 5:00 PM CST
Category: SDBA Events

NEXT STEP: SDBA Emerging Leaders Summit

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
201 E 8th St
Sioux Falls, SD

Networking Reception
R-Wine Bar
322 E. 8th St
Sioux Falls, SD 

Cultivate * Connect * Engage * Empower


NEXT STEP: SDBA EMERGING LEADERS is designed to help cultivate, connect, engage and empower South Dakota’s future bank leaders. This event will encourage emerging bank leaders to find and express their voices within their organizations, communities and the banking industry and provide opportunities to network and exchange ideas with other industry professionals. It will also increase emerging bank leaders’ knowledge of topics of interest to the banking industry and promote involvement and advocacy. Learn more about the South Dakota Bankers Association and what we do.


Fee includes the summit, lunch, breaks and reception.

Member: $200 per person
Non-Member: $250 per person

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if canceled Oct. 29 or prior. 75% refund if canceled Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. No refund if canceled Nov. 2 or later. Substitutions allowed at any time.

  • Attire: The suggested attire is business casual. Bring a sweater or jacket as meeting room temperatures vary.
  • Special Food & Lactation Room Requests: If you have a special request, contact Halley Lee by Oct. 29 at [email protected] or 605.224.1653.
  • Questions: Contact the SDBA at 605.224.1653 or 800.726.7322 or visit www.sdba.com.


A Special THANK YOU to our Top-Level Sponsors to date:



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

5:30–7:00 p.m.              Networking Reception at R-Wine Bar, 322 E. 8th St., Sioux Falls (click for scenic walking directions)
Nicholas Tweedy, Mentalist, Magician, Entertainer, Key West, Fla.

Connect with other attendees and be captivated by Nicholas Tweedy, mentalist, magician and entertainer. With his incredible and rare talents, Tweedy has stunned audiences all around the world, from the dark European forests of Transylvania to the bright lights of Las Vegas Boulevard. As credit cards fly through the air, business cards burst into flames, solid objects twist and warp, Tweedy reads people’s thoughts and makes impossible yet correct predictions. Reality as you know it is not just suspended but bent completely out of shape. With style, charm and humor, Tweedy captivates his audience, holding them completely within his spell. In a world where most people have forgotten what mentalism is, Tweedy is redefining the art with every performance.


7:30–8:00 a.m.        Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00–8:30 a.m.        Welcome/Introductions/Icebreaker

8:30–9:30 a.m.        Lead Simply - Holly Hoffman, Professional Speaker & Author, Sioux Falls

Leadership is not complex. Leadership at its core is simple, but not always easy. A simple leadership framework consists of three words: model, connect and involve. True leadership is not just words, it’s action. We must model the behavior we want to see, connect with the people you lead and involve them as much as possible. Holly Hoffman was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua.” Author of “Your Winner Within” and “Write Yourself a Note,” Hoffman acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are oftentimes faced with situations that seem insurmountable. But within each of us is an ability to focus our thoughts, emotions and energy to succeed—if only we have the knowledge, tools and discipline to do so.

9:30–10:15 a.m.      Civics 101 - Curt Everson, President, South Dakota Bankers Association, Pierre

Policymakers make decisions every day that affect the banking industry. That’s why it’s important that they hear your voice. One objective of the SDBA’s emerging leaders efforts is to promote involvement and advocacy at the local, state and federal levels. As the president of the SDBA, Curt Everson has been responsible for the Association’s government relations activities since 2002. Everson will talk about the impact that emerging bank leaders can have on advocacy and how and where they can get involved. He will explain the process of legislation, how to develop relationships with local lawmakers, and state versus national advocacy. Prior to working for the SDBA, Everson worked for the State of South Dakota including leading the Bureau of Finance and Management for seven years.

10:15–10:30 a.m.    Break

10:30–11:30 a.m.    Say What? - Dusty Pinske, Business Banking Relationship Manager, First Interstate Bank, Rapid City

Stop talking and start connecting. It’s not what you say…it’s what they leave with! Dusty Pinske is a business banking relationship manager with First Interstate Bank in Rapid City. She has held many positions with First Interstate Bank, but her passion for building successful teams and inspiring others has been integral to her successful banking career. Pinske is happily married and the proud mother of a daughter and son, both college students.

11:30–12:30 p.m.   DISC: The Universal Language of Observable Behavior - Julie Noble, SHRM-PC, PHR, Director of Human Resources, Cain Ellsworth & Company, Sioux Falls, SD

DISC is the universal language of observable human behavior. Every day, we live and work in a laboratory where we have the unique opportunity to learn about people. In this session, we will introduce you to DISC. By understanding the DISC language, you will be able to understand your behavioral style, recognize the behavioral styles of others, and adapt and blend your style for greater, more effective relationships and communication. Julie Noble’s background encompasses more than 20 years of progressive human resources experience serving in various HR roles including recruitment, benefits administration, HR management and HR consulting. Noble has a passion for providing HR solutions whether that be to her internal employees or the clients with whom she works.

12:30–1:15 p.m.      Lunch & Overview of SDBA Opportunities

1:15–2:00 p.m.        Speed Networking

2:00–3:00 p.m.        Culture Wars–Episode IV: A New Hope - Dr. Rachel MK Headley, CEO, Rose Group International, Spearfish

When we look at where we want to dedicate our time and energy at work, we are focusing on the culture more and more. For many of us, it seems as if we are left to deal with too much drama, feeling stuck and sometimes with little connection to the place or the people. This session will equip you with the perspective and tools to grow the culture you want in the workplace and challenge you to take on the internal experience in your organization as you continue your leadership rise. Dr. Rachel MK Headley works with businesses where “just fine” isn’t good enough. She guides teams to be engaged, committed and have each other’s backs, while growing profitability through reduced costs and increased revenue. Her iX Leadership framework gives leaders hope that they can create an environment where we look forward going to work.

3:00–3:15 p.m.        Break

3:15–4:15 p.m.        What Makes a Leader - Bob Sutton, President & CEO, Avera Health, Sioux Falls

Leadership is not easy. It is far more complex than directing people and hoping for results. An important part of leading is knowing what it means to follow. And, of course, being an effective leader requires building trust through genuine relationships. A South Dakota native, Bob Sutton serves as president and CEO for Avera Health in Sioux Falls. He previously spent 25 years in Pierre serving as an association executive and lobbyist for county government, the energy industry and the financial services industry. Sutton started with Avera Health after serving as the president of the South Dakota Community Foundation, where he worked for 10 years to connect philanthropic South Dakotans with the organizations and causes making a difference in our state.

4:15–4:30 p.m.        Wrap Up/Feedback


Sponsorship Opportunities

The SDBA has embarked on an exciting effort to build and deepen the connection of the next generation of banking leaders. Led by a workgroup of 11 individuals, the Emerging Leaders programming is designed to CULTIVATE knowledge of the SDBA and industry topics; CONNECT emerging leaders with other industry professionals; ENGAGE participants in advocacy efforts at local, state and federal levels; and EMPOWER leaders to find and express their voices within their organizations, communities, SDBA and the industry. 

The South Dakota Bankers Association invites you to explore the following ways that you can participate in this year’s event and connect with attendees.

Sponsor Today!

ALL Sponsorships include:


  • Logo on all event signage
  • Logo on SDBA screen at event
  • Sponsor ribbons
  • Podium recognition

ADDITIONAL package inclusions at each level:

PLATINUM ($2,500)

  • 2 complimentary registrations
  • Pre-conference exposure
    • Logo on SDBA webpage
    • Recognition on all mailings/emails
    • Social media exposure
    • Solo placement of logo on screen at event
    • Podium time
    • Opportunity to provide video welcome

GOLD ($1,500)

  • 1 complimentary registration
  • Pre-conference exposure
    • Logo on SDBA webpage
    • Recognition on all mailings/emails
    • Social media exposure

SILVER ($1,000)

  • Pre-conference exposure
    • Recognition on all mailings/emails
    • Social media exposure

BRONZE ($500)

  • On-site as listed above
Sponsor Today!