Employees Recognized for Milestones

ABERDEEN, S.D.—Several Dacotah Bank employees were recognized for their years of service at the company’s annual meeting and last month by the South Dakota Bankers Association and North Dakota Bankers Association at a multi-state conference.

Rodney Fouberg, the bank’s former chairman of the board was honored for 50 years of service. Fouberg started with the company in July of 1967 as an officer trainee. He became the manager of agricultural credit and ultimately served as vice president before earning the positions of chief executive officer and board chair. Fouberg continues to serve as a member of the company’s Boards of Directors.

Dianne Olson of Dacotah Bank in Clark and Glenn Wegehaupt of Dacotah Bank in Aberdeen were each recognized for 45 years of service to the industry. Dianne began working for the bank in Clark as a teller in March of 1972. A well-known local banker, Wegehaupt began his career with the company in February of 1972 as an agricultural representative. He is now a senior agricultural banker.

Those recognized for 40 years in banking included Wayne Avery of Dacotah Bank in Brookings, Mary Brink of Dacotah Bank in Aberdeen, Darrell Schlepp of Dacotah Bank in Mobridge, and Peggy Sprenger of Dacotah Bank in Faulkton.

Avery’s career in commercial lending began in 1990 and today he is a senior business banker. Brink started with the Aberdeen-based company in the fall of 1977 and has served as a bookkeeper, assistant cashier, operations manager, treasury operations manager, and is currently the firm’s funding and investment account manager.

Schlepp is Dacotah Bank’s market president in Mobridge. His career with the company began in the summer of 1977 as a management trainee. He became a loan officer and today manages the Mobridge operation. Sprenger’s career in banking began in March of 1977 when she accepted the position of loan processor in Faulkton. Her career path has also included loan officer roles and she is currently an agricultural banker for clients of the Faulkton branch location.

Val Edwards, market retail supervisor for Dacotah Banks in Rolla and Belcourt, North Dakota, was recognized for 40 years of service. She started working in banking as a retail officer in June of 1977. In her current role, she provides support for retail operations throughout the bank’s northern region.

At the company’s annual meeting, long-time lender and market president, Dwight Hossle, was formally recognized for his years of service. Hossle retired in April.

Joe Senger, the president and CEO of Dacotah Bank, praised the group for their individual milestones and loyalty to the bank’s customers. “Having the opportunity to mark the many years of service these employees have delivered to our customers and the company speaks so well of their professional work ethic and Dacotah Bank’s culture.”

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