Future Bank Leaders Recognized

Aberdeen, S.D.—Joe Senger, president and CEO of Dacotah Banks, Inc., recently complimented and recognized graduates of the company’s Academy class. The Academy was developed to prepare individuals for future leadership roles as part of the bank’s succession planning.

 Dacotah Bank’s Talent Management Department in collaboration with MDA, a Minneapolis leadership consulting firm, guided participants through individual development, leadership skill building, teamwork, and action learning projects. The projects were drawn from Dacotah Bank’s strategic plan. Each Academy team researched and presented viable solutions to management.

Senger stated, “I am very proud of each of the Academy graduates, Dacotah Bank’s future leaders. The time invested by the participants, their mentors, and the Talent Management team will certainly provide rewards long into the future. The results of their project work and the discovery of their new ideas have already reaffirmed Dacotah Bank is an employer of choice and a primary source of financial solutions for clients.”

The following employees graduated from Dacotah Bank’s Academy – 

            Melissa Altfillisch, Insurance Operations Manager, Clark, SD

            Jason Collins, Business Banker, Rapid City, SD

            Ryan Fjeldheim, Manager of Sales and Cash Management, Aberdeen, SD

            Amy Gruman, Direct of Credit Operations, Aberdeen, SD

            Kelly Hanson, Agricultural Banker, Sisseton, SD

            Stacy Kramer, Director of Treasury, Aberdeen, SD

            Tyler Marthaler, Business Banker, Valley City, ND

            Paul O’Neil, Agricultural Banker, Brookings, SD

            Chad Ringgenberg, Director of Technology, Aberdeen, SD

            David Sandvig, Trust and Wealth Management Advisor, Aberdeen, SD

            Jeana Sayler, Agricultural Banker, Mobridge, SD

            Garrett Schweitzer, Agricultural Banker, Lemmon, SD

            Jerry Tveidt, Director of Credit Risk, Aberdeen, SD

            Jodi Vander Hoek, Director of Internal Audit, Aberdeen, SD


            Jared Vilhauer, Business Banker, Sioux Falls, SD

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