Jeff Erickson was appointed to the company's board of directors in 2016 and was named chairman in December 2017. He brings more than 30 years of financial-services experience to the role. He currently serves as vice chairman of South Dakota-based American Bank and Trust, and manages multiple limited liability companies. He also holds the position of chairman of the South Dakota Banking Commission, chairman of the South Dakota Board of Economic Development and vice chairman of the South Dakota Community Foundation. Earlier, he served as president and chief executive officer of Great Western Bank. Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree from Northern State University of Aberdeen, S.D., where he received “Distinguished Alumni” honors.