Rick Rylance, Paul Domke, Dave Rozenboom and George Kenzy Elected as SDBA 2015-2016 Officers

The South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA), the professional and trade association for South Dakota’s financial services industry since 1884, recently elected officers for its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. The SDBA is honored to have the following individuals serve as officers:

  • Chairman: Rick Rylance, regional president, Dacotah Bank, Rapid City
  • Chairman-Elect: Paul Domke, president/CEO, Heartland State Bank, Redfield
  • Vice Chairman: Dave Rozenboom, president, First PREMIER Bank, Sioux Falls
  • Immediate Past Chairman: George Kenzy, president/CEO, First Fidelity Bank, Burke

The official election took place at the Annual Convention of the South Dakota Bankers Association and North Dakota Bankers Association in Sioux Falls on June 9, 2015. The term for the new officers is effective now through next year’s convention, which will be held in Bismarck on June 12-14, 2016.

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SDBA Offers 2016 Scenes of South Dakota Calendar, Holds Photo Contest

The SDBA is offering the 2016 Scenes of South Dakota Calendar. This calendar will feature photos of South Dakota submitted by South Dakota bankers, their family members and customers.

A bank, branch or business' logo and name can be printed on each calendar to display in homes and businesses all year long. Calendar orders are due by Sept. 1, 2015, to get the low price of $1.19 per calendar.

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David Bangasser, Jeff Davis, Brad Seaman Elected to SDBA Board of Directors

The South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA), the professional and trade association for South Dakota’s financial services industry since 1884, recently held elections for three of the nine seats on its Board of Directors. Elected to serve on the SDBA Board of Directors were:

  • David Bangasser, Southeast Regional President, Dacotah Bank, Sioux Falls
  • Jeff Davis, President/CEO, Bryant State Bank, Bryant
  • Brad Seaman, Senior Vice President, First State Bank of Warner, Aberdeen

The three began their three-year directorships on May 1. This is their first term on the SDBA Board of Directors

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GSB Graduates to Now Receive Certificate of Executive Leadership from Wisconsin School of Business

The Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is more than an exceptional banking school—it’s  a powerful  leadership  program. Thanks to an agreement with the Wisconsin School of Business’ Center for Professional and Executive Development, students who begin GSB in 2015 will receive a Certificate of Executive Leadership from the Wisconsin School of Business, in addition to a GSB diploma, after successfully completing the rigorous 25-month program.

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SDBA Seeks Candidates for Three Board Seats

Elections for the South Dakota Bankers Association’s Board of Directors for 2015 are scheduled for March and April. Three directors have terms that expire on April 30, 2015. Elections will take place in geographic Group II and the Country Bank Category and Large Commercial Bank Category.

The Group II seat is currently vacant and was previously held by SDBA Vice Chairman Paul Domke, Heartland State Bank, Redfield. Country Bank Category Director Monte Troske, Farmers State Bank, Turton, and Large Commercial Bank Category Director Ken Karels, Great Western Bank, Sioux Falls, have both served two consecutive terms and are not eligible to run for re-election.

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SDBA Seeks Officer Candidates

Are you interested in becoming an officer of the SDBA?

SDBA officers include the chairman, chairman-elect, vice chairman and immediate past chairman. The SDBA is currently seeking people who are interested in running for the vice chairman position, which will be elected at the SDBA Annual Convention on June 9, 2015, in Sioux Falls.

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GSB at Colorado Opens Scholarship Application for 2015

Are you planning on attending the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado? Why not apply for a scholarship? 

The GSBC Future Leaders Scholarship is offered through GSBC's co-sponsoring state banker associations, and is typically awarded to one banker per state, per calendar year.

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SDBA Elects New Officers

The South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA), the professional and trade association for South Dakota’s financial services industry since 1884, recently elected officers for its 2014-2015 Board of Directors. The SDBA is honored to have the following individuals serve as officers:

  • Chairman: George Kenzy, president/CEO, First Fidelity Bank, Burke

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Taxation Equality Campaign Sample Ads Available

Sample newspaper and radio ads for the SDBA's Taxation Equality Awareness Campaign were created and utilized by banks in the Brookings area in May 2014. Banks are encouraged to modify and use the ads in their local communities. For questions or assistance with the ads, email Alisa DeMers with the SDBA or call 605.224.1653.

View all campaign materials on the SDBA's Taxation Equality Awareness Campaign Webpage.

SDBA Office Closed for Annual Convention

The SDBA Office will be closed June 9-11 as staff will be in Fargo for the NDBA/SDBA 2014 Annual Convention. The SDBA Office will reopen Thursday, June 12.

Closed for Memorial Day

The SDBA office will be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day. Thank you veterans past and present for serving our country!!

SDBA Elects Three to Board of Directors

The South Dakota Bankers Association recently held elections for three of the nine seats on its Board of Directors. Elected to serve on the SDBA Board of Directors were:

  • Group IV: Steve Bumann, CFO, BankWest, Pierre

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Input from Community Bankers Sought

The South Dakota Division of Banking, South Dakota Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota are holding a series of town hall meetings across South Dakota May 12-16 to gather input from community bankers.

The meetings are part of an ongoing nationwide community bank project sponsored jointly by the Conference of State Banking Supervisors (CSBS) and the Federal Reserve System.

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American Express Now Accepted

Great News!! The South Dakota Bankers Association now proudly accepts American Express. We do our best to make things easier for you!