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SDBA State Legislative Day
Wednesday, February 09, 2022, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM CDT
Category: SDBA Events

SDBA State Legislative Day

February 9, 2022
Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
Pierre, S.D.
Photo of State Capitol

Make Sure Our Industry Is Heard




The SDBA State Legislative Day on Feb. 9, 2022, 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, lunch, SDBA update, featured speaker Keith Prather, Gov. Kristi Noem (invited), the chance to visit with state 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.


All events will be held at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center at 920 W. Sioux Ave. in Pierre.
All times are Central Standard Time.

* Bankers, including emerging bank leaders, are welcome to visit the State Capitol on their own in the morning to observe legislative committee hearings. To view committee schedules, visit www.sdlegislature.gov.

10:00 a.m.  Registration Opens

11:00 a.m.  SDBA Legislative Committee Meeting
Open to all bankers, including emerging bank leaders.

Noon Lunch and SDBA Update
Karl Adam, President, South Dakota Bankers Association
SDBA President Karl Adam will update attendees on a variety of happenings at the SDBA.

1:00 p.m.  Is 2021 Really in the Rear View?
Keith Prather, Managing Director, Armada Corporate Intelligence, Lawrence, Kan.
Now that we have entered 2022, are we seeing the progress we hoped for? What issues are still affecting the economy? Where has there been some progress? What are the new concerns? Inflation, labor shortages, supply chain disruption and the pandemic are still playing havoc with the system, but there has also been some good news in terms of growth—especially in the agricultural sector. During his 10-plus years as Armada’s primary strategist, company co-founder Keith Prather has worked with Fortune 500 companies on everything from merger and acquisition strategy to key account management, strategic planning and corporate marketing efforts. Prather is a former chief financial officer and has an extensive background in data analysis. Click here to view Keith's presentation.

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

2:30 p.m.  Visit with Legislators at State Capitol
Transportation on your own to the State Capitol.

2:30 p.m.  EMERGING LEADERS: Leading and Inspiring—Seasoned Banker Panel
Are you tired of hearing about “unprecedented times?” Don’t you miss the days when times were, well, “precedented?” Us, too. Banks today are faced with ongoing and ever-evolving challenges—from COVID to CRA, fintech to workforce, and cryptocurrency to cybersecurity. During this panel discussion, top-ranking leaders from SDBA member banks will share their insights on all things banking. Come prepared to ask the experts your banking and leadership questions.

3:30 p.m.  EMERGING LEADERS: I DO! How to Engage with Your Lawmakers
How do you make your voice heard on the policies impacting the banking industry? Civic engagement is at an all-time high. But, this flurry of activity begs the question: How do I properly and effectively connect with my legislators or congressional delegation? Your elected officials need to hear from you. Policymakers depend on receiving guidance and accurate, current and reliable information from their constituents when deciding how to vote on important issues. This
session will arm you with ideas on how you can strategically and effectively navigate these ever-changing waters, and hopefully, influence the tides of change.

4:00 p.m.  EMERGING LEADERS: Buzz Sessions
Join your colleagues in this fast-paced networking opportunity. Connect with old friends, meet some new friends, and even learn a thing or two along the way.

4:30 p.m.  EMERGING LEADERS: Networking Reception

5:30 p.m.  Reception with Legislators and Constitutional Officers


A block of rooms has been reserved for the evenings of Tuesday, Feb. 8, and Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center and ClubHouse Hotel & Suites in Pierre.

Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center
920 W. Sioux Ave., Pierre
Phone: 605.224.6877
Rate: $98
Block Cut Off: extended to Jan. 14, 2022

ClubHouse Hotel & Suites
808 W. Sioux Ave., Pierre
Phone: 605.494.2582
Rate: $134 Queen or $139 King
Block Cut Off: extended to Jan. 18, 2022


Lunch/Afternoon Program: $175 per person (Onsite Fee: $185 per person)
Evening Reception: $95 per person (Onsite Fee: $105 per person)

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if canceled on or before Jan. 31. 75% refund if canceled Feb. 1-4. No refund for cancellations on Feb. 5 or later. Substitutions allowed at any time.


  • Attire for the SDBA State Legislative Day is business professional.
  • If you have a special food request or mother’s room request, contact Halley Lee at [email protected] or 605.224.1653 by Jan. 31, 2022.
  • Questions, contact the SDBA at [email protected] or 605.224.1653.

Contact: Halley Lee at [email protected] or 605.224.1653