Meet Our BankWest Team

meet our team

At BankWest, it has never been about us it has always been about you, our valued customers. For more than 120 years, we have distinguished ourselves from other banks with extraordinary customer service and knowledgeable staff. We pride ourselves in only hiring the best and our team is here to serve you.


Gregory

Kadoka

Kennebec

Mitchell

Murdo

Onida
 

Pierre

Presho

Rapid City

Salem

Selby

Spearfish
 

Vivian

Winner

Board of Directors
       

Gregory - Banking Services


David Kotrba
Branch Manager

Dale Pastian
Ag Loan Officer

Barb Drees
Personal Banker

Rhonda Grim
Personal Banking Assistant

   
Equal Housing Lender | Member FDIC

Gregory - Insurance Services


Andy Thomas
Insurance Agency Manager

Lesa Atteberry
Account Manager

 
Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency,
not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value.

Kadoka - Banking Services


Belinda Mitchell
Universal Banker II

   
Equal Housing Lender | Member FDIC

Kadoka - Insurance Services


Lori Waldron
Insurance Agency Manager

Jim Fugate
Account Manager

 
Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency,
not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value.

Kennebec


Linda Gerard
Branch President

 

 
Equal Housing Lender | Member FDIC

Mitchell - Banking Services


Ryan Huber
Branch President

Dan Bures
Business Development Officer

Craig Dodds
Business Development Officer

Rachel Gebel
Loan Officer Trainee
NMLS #747393

Russanne Ellerton
AVP Mortgage Originator
NMLS #648745

Tami Sonne
AVP Mortgage Originator
NMLS #400925

Scott Kohlenberg
Manufactured Housing Underwriter
NMLS #747392

Luann Backlund
Deposit / Credit Officer
NMLS #747394

Maria Houston
Operations Administrator

Kari Fagerhaug
Business Development Officer

 

 

Equal Housing Lender | Member FDIC

Mitchell - Insurance Services


Brian Graves
Insurance Agency Manager

Pam Wittstruck
Account Manager

Meghan Spelbring
Account Manager

Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency,
not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value.

Mitchell - Trust / Investment Management Services


Rich Platt
VP Sr. Trust Officer

   

Murdo


Lori Waldron
Insurance Agency Manager

Kayla O'Dell
Account Manager

 
Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency,
not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value.

Onida - Banking Services


Mike Yackley
Branch President

   
Equal Housing Lender | Member FDIC

Onida - Insurance Services


Lee Kinney
Insurance Agency Manager

Ann Hepker
Account Manager

Melani Paiz
Account Manager

Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency,
not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value.

Pierre - Banking Services


Terry Fitzke
Regional President

Bob Gardner
AVP Ag Loan Officer

Tim Larson
AVP Ag Loan Officer

Jason Smith
Ag / Commercial Loan Officer

Andy Hubbart
Ag/ Commercial Loan Officer
NMLS #566304

Nancy J. Berg
VP Pierre Retail Banking
NMLS #847629

Mike Oakland
Sr. Personal Banker

Jessica Stanek
Personal Banker
NMLS #1406439

Daniel Park
Personal Banking Assistant

Jill Kalda
Personal Banking Assistant

Michael Roggow
Cash Management Services Officer

Amy Brady
Cash Management Services Specialist

Dona Mae Johnson
AVP Mortgage Originator
NMLS #747396

Cindy R. Fredrich
AVP Mortgage Originator
NMLS #648733

Denise Foster
Manufactured Housing Mortgage Originator
NMLS #747399

 
Equal Housing Lender | Member FDIC

Pierre - Insurance Services


Travis Geppert
VP Insurance Division Manager

Sam Koenecke
Insurance Agent

Jeff Baum
Insurance Agent

Angie Taylor
Account Manager

Melissa Cross
Account Manager

Carly Handcock
Account Manager

Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency,
not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value.

Pierre - Investment Services


Rebecca Mikel
Investment Advisor Representative

rmikel@woodburyfinancial.net

Jenna Dempewolf RP®
Registered Assistant

jdempewolf@woodburyfinancial.net

Hannah Lightfield
Financial Services Specialist

hlightfield@woodburyfinancial.net

Not FDIC Insured Not Bank Guaranteed May Lose Value

Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA, SIPC and Registered Investment Advisor. 420 S. Pierre St. Pierre, SD 57501 (605)224-1223. BankWest and Woodbury Financial Services, Inc. are not affiliated entities.


Pierre - Trust / Investment Management Services


Jim Laird
Sr. VP Financial Services

Greg Litton
VP Trust Department Manager

Doug Mikkonen

Doug Mikkonen, CFA
Trust Officer

Vicki Likness
Trust Administrator

Chase Cooper
Trust Officer

 

Presho


Mike Sprenger
Insurance Agency Manager

Donna Brakke
Account Manager

 
Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency,
not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value.

Rapid City - Banking Services


John Way
Branch President

Roberta L. Rowen
Personal Banker
NMLS #747400

Todd Eddy
Business Development Officer

Aric Lopez
Business Development Officer

Darla Jones
AVP Mortgage Originator
NMLS #747401

Janene Trammell-Polk
AVP Mortgage Originator
NMLS #747398

Equal Housing Lender | Member FDIC

Rapid City - Insurance Services


Rachel Mertes
Insurance Agency Manager

Larry Adams
Insurance Agent

Brad Blumenthal
Account Manager

Teresa Rypkema
Account Manager

Danielle Patterson
Account Manager

Jeff Baum
Insurance Agent

Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency,
not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value.

Rapid City - Trust / Investment Management Services


Greg Litton
VP Trust Department Manager

Megan Borchert
Trust Officer

 

Salem Insurance Office


Chuck Mehlbrech
Insurance Agency Manager

Jolene Eichacker
Account Manager

Marcia Durfee
Account Manager

Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency,
not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value.

Selby - Banking Services


Mike Yackley
Branch President

Wayne Schmidt
Credit / Loan Officer

 
Equal Housing Lender | Member FDIC

Selby - Insurance Services


Desi Simons
Insurance Agent

   
Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency,
not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value.

Spearfish Insurance Office


Rick Ellerton
Insurance Agency Manager

Aleshia Skavang
Account Manager

Hannah Mead
Account Manager

Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency,
not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value.

Vivian


Terry Fitzke
Regional President

Terry Severyn
Teller

 

Winner - Banking Services


Doug Long
Branch President

Barry Gardner
Loan Officer

Michael Scott
Loan Officer

Equal Housing Lender | Member FDIC

Winner - Insurance Services


Lisa Curtis
Account Manager

   
Insurance products are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not insured by any federal agency,
not guaranteed by any bank, and may go down in value.

Board of Directors


Rob Anderson
Pierre, SD

Charles H. Burke III
Pierre, SD

Scott Jones
Pierre, SD

Kent Kinkler
Onida, SD

Ellen Lee
Pierre, SD

Mark Litton
Pierre, SD

Ed Nill
Pierre, SD

Merrill Olson
Pierre, SD

Charlie Thompson
Pierre, SD