Board of Directors

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Kevin Moe

President (Yankton)

Director - Commercial and Agribusiness Banking, First National Bank South Dakota

Kevin Moe is the Director of Commercial and Agribusiness Banking for First National Bank South Dakota.  Kevin brings over 20 years of banking experience with a specialization in agricultural lending. 

Kevin is originally from Woonsocket.  He is an SDSU graduate and earned a master’s degree in finance from Georgetown University.  He was involved in many civic and non-profit organizations in the Brookings area and recently relocated to Yankton, SD.  He and his wife, Amber, have two children. 

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Rob Schelske

Vice President (Mitchell)

Vice President Business Banking, First Dakota National Bank Mitchell

Rob Schelske is a vice president of business banking at First Dakota National Bank in Mitchell, SD. He has been in the banking industry for more than 15 years. Rob graduated from Northern State University with a business finance degree.

Rob has been involved in a number of civic and community organizations in Mitchell, including Chairman of the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement. He is also actively involved in coaching youth sports.

 

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Kristi Laber

Secretary/Treasurer (Sioux Falls)

Partner, Cadwell Sanford Deibert & Garry, LLP - Sioux Falls

Kristi Laber attended North Dakota State University where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science. She graduated from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN, with a Juris Doctorate and accepted a position with Cadwell Sanford Deibert & Garry, LLP in Sioux Falls.

Kristi is a partner at her firm.  Her practice focuses in the areas of real estate law, business and commercial law, including business planning, sales, mergers and acquisitions. Kristi assists clients in structuring the purchase and sale of businesses and real estate. She also focuses on residential and commercial real estate development. Kristi’s practice also focuses on trusts and estate law, which includes estate planning, probate and trust administration.

Kristi and her husband, Gabriel Laber, have twins, who keep her busy running between their many activities. When she isn’t running to kids’ activities, she can be found running road races or visiting craft shows. Her favorite activities involve anything with her family, especially trips to the zoo, boating, and biking.


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Steve Boote

Director (Sioux Falls)

President, Eagle Construction

Steve Boote, building contractor and real estate developer, is currently the president of Eagle Construction and developer and managing member of several commercial and multifamily real-estate properties throughout the Midwest.

Steve attended Northwestern College and Dordt College majoring in physics and mechanical engineering. He is a past board member of the South Eastern Development Foundation.

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Rob Fagnan

Director (Sioux Falls)

Principal - Industrial / Land Market, Bender Commercial (Sioux Falls)

Rob Fagnan is a principal specializing in the industrial and land market for Bender Commercial.  Rob joined Bender in 2005.

Rob graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Following college, Rob played for the Sioux Falls Storm, a professional arena football team during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Shortly after joining Bender in 2005, Rob was invited to help start a young professional group, now known as Sioux Falls Up & Coming. Rob is in the process of obtaining his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.

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Rick Martin

Director (Sioux Falls)

Partner, Ernst Capital Group, LLC

Rick Martin is a partner with Ernst Capital Group, LLC and its affiliated companies.  Ernst Capital is a real investment firm that helps developers and owners access private capital markets and effectively manage commercial real estate assets.  Prior to joining Ernst Capital in 2010, Rick was a commercial banker for 32 years with his last position being Market President for Great Western Bank in Sioux Falls.

Rick was raised in Mitchell, South Dakota and attended the University of South Dakota majoring in Business Management and is a licensed Securities Principal and Real Estate Broker Associate.  

Rick has served on several boards and committees including Sioux Empire United Way and Sioux Empire Housing.  Rick and his wife, Bonnie, enjoy spending time with their four grown children and six grand kids.

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Bob Mundt

Director (Sioux Falls)

President/CEO - Sioux Falls Development Foundation

Bob comes to the Sioux Falls Development Foundation with a broad background in Economic and Community Development having served over 30 years in the development business.  Using experience from five different communities around the Midwest, Bob works with elected, civic and community leaders, local developers, existing businesses and prospects from outside the region to identify growth opportunities and coordinate the implementation of programs and processes leading to economic growth and prosperity in the region.

With strong roots in the community having grown up near Sioux Falls, Bob returns with a passion to work with new and existing companies and community leadership in the continued growth and development of the region.  He understands the challenges of building the workforce, helping existing businesses expand and recruiting new companies to our region.

Mundt is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, the Institute for Organizational Management, the Center for Creative Leadership and has a Master’s degree from Bellevue University in Omaha. Mundt is a Certified Economic Developer (CED) and a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE). His economic development experience includes extensive work in business attraction, retention and expansion, talent attraction and development, small business/entrepreneurial growth and land and infrastructure development.

 

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TJ Speer

Director (Sioux Center, IA)

Vice President, Loan Administration, American State Bank

TJ graduated from Northwestern College in 2007.  After graduation, he worked for First National Bank of Sioux Falls for seven years.  While there, TJ began as an analyst, managed a branch, and spent most of his time as a commercial lender.  In 2014, TJ moved home to Sioux Center, IA to work at American State Bank. TJ now serves as the VP of Loan Administration which involves working with the loan officers and the loan portfolio.  TJ serves on the Executive Loan Committee and is an integral part of the loan approval process.  American State Bank is a $900MM bank with 9 locations, and, while doing a lot of commercial lending, it is the 2nd largest Ag bank in Iowa. 

TJ Speer’s favorite part of his job is finding solutions to help customers achieve their goals. TJ and his wife, Lisa, have two girls, Adalyn and Stella. They reside in Sioux Center.

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Ryan Tysdal

Director (Sioux Falls)

Commercial Broker, Van Buskirk Companies

Ryan Tysdal is a commercial broker with the Van Buskirk Companies. Ryan focuses on sales and leasing of retail and office properties. He also dedicates a considerable amount of tiem to land development. He works with all types of clients, from small locally-owned businesses to large national tenants.

Ryan earned a business degree from Augustana College and an MBA from the University of Sioux Falls. He has served on several boards and committees over the years, including Sioux Falls Rotary West and the South Dakota Advertising Federation. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and El Riad Shrine.