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Our Leadership

I grew up in this business and it has been a joy heading up a financial services company that helps salt-of-the-earth people chase their dreams. My family is the 3rd owner of Reliabank and my father, Walter K. Johnson, was the second owner. Walt Johnson worked for twenty-four years for the founder of the bank before he was able to acquire the bank stock from an estate and was only able to enjoy ownership for eight years after that. My sons Reid and Ethan Johnson, have business degrees and are working for Reliabank in the Sioux Falls area. My wife Jan and I are enjoying life traveling and spending time with our grandsons.

  • In banking profession since 1976
  • BA - Augustana College
  • Graduate School of Banking - Colorado
  • Staff Member – Graduate School of Banking
  • State Director - Independent Community Bankers Association
  • Past President - ICBSD
  • Assistant District Governor - Rotary District 5610
  • Past President – Watertown Rotary
  • Taught banking in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan (former Soviet Union)
 

David Ebbers Email Link

President/Director

I grew up in the Estelline area on a family farm that is still operated by two of my brothers. Having been in banking since 1984 I’ve enjoyed working with different generations to grow and pass on their family operations. I enjoy working with youth- having been a coach, league manager, Sunday school teacher and classroom presenter. My wife Shelly and I have four children and are enjoying the grandparent stage of life.

  • In banking profession since 1984
  • Graduate of South Dakota State University
  • Past President of S.D. Independent Community Bankers Association
  • Graduate School of Banking - Colorado
 

Jane E. Swenson Email Link

Sr. Vice President (Watertown)

I was born and raised in Watertown and have been in the banking profession since 1974 with the last 21 years being with Reliabank. At this point in my career I am working with a number of 3rd generation customers. It has been a pleasure to watch and be part of the success of each of these generations. My husband John and I have three children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

  • In banking profession since 1974
  • Attended University of South Dakota
 
Mark Tetzlaff

Mark Tetzlaff Email Link

VP/CCO/Director (Watertown)

I am the Chief Credit Officer for Reliabank. At Reliabank we enjoy helping people achieve their financial dreams, whether those dreams are big or small, commercial, or ag loans. My wife Sara and I have 5 children. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, planning games, and being with friends. If you have any questions about Reliabank, please give us a call. We would love to have the opportunity to show you how we can help you obtain your dreams.

  • In banking profession since 1998
  • Graduate of South Dakota State University
  • Loan officer specializing in ag and commercial loans
  • Past President of Tri-County Bankers
  • Former Glacial Lakes Corn Processors (GLCP) board member
  • Volunteer Youth Coach
 
Mark Lee

Mark LeeEmail Link

Market President Sioux Falls

I was raised in Huron, SD and from there attended the University of South Dakota. I accidentally found my way into higher education in 1984 which resulted in nearly 30 years of administrative and external relations experience with 22 of those years at the vice president or equivalent level. I most recently spent over four years with the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce as the director of public affairs and communications. My wife Lesa, a retired elementary teacher, and I have two kids. Our daughter is married and lives in Sioux Falls and has blessed us with two grandkids. Our son is pursuing his acting and musical performance passions in New York. Community involvement has always been an important part of my life. And, while new to banking, Reliabank has also always been an important part of our family. I love the outdoors and have many outdoor related hobbies.

  • Bachelor’s, MBA and Doctorate of Education from the University of South Dakota
 
Su Benning

Su Benning Email Link

Chief Operations Officer (Estelline)

I am the Chief Operations Officer for Reliabank. I have been with the bank since 1998 and oversee the Operations Department. I am involved in the decisions to bring new products and technology to our customers. I also setup and assist customers with our business online product, Cash Management. I enjoy working for a community bank that can keep up with new technology, offer new products, make quick decisions and help customers with problems in a timely manner.

In my spare time, I enjoy going to the activities of my two children and golfing with my husband.

  • In banking profession since 1994
  • Graduate of South Dakota State University
 
Cindy Fugere

Cindy Fugere Email Link

VP Human Resources

As Reliabank’s Human Resources VP I focus on benefits, compensation, employee relations, employee development, and staffing management. I have worked for Reliabank since 1992. I enjoy working for a community bank because I know that our customers come first and our employees are some of the best.

In my spare time my husband Allen and I enjoy being at the lake spending time with our kids and grandkids.

  • In banking profession since 1992
  • Graduate of NDSCS
  • Graduate School of Banking
  • Member of SHRM
 
Joshua Hogue

Joshua Hogue Email Link

VP/Ag and Commercial Banking (Watertown)

Reliabank and I full heartedly believe in, and have a passion for, the community banking model. Funds are raised locally and invested right back into the communities we serve. We have a great understanding of the communities where we live, work, and volunteer. Our success is measured only by the success of our local economies and customers.

Reliabank has been here for 100 years and we hope you will choose to partner with us for the next 100 years.

  • In Banking & Financial Services since 2005
  • Specializes in Commercial and Agricultural lending
  • Bachelor of Science Degree from Dakota State University 2005
  • Master of Science Degree from Northern State University 2014
  • Graduate School of Banking - Wisconsin 2016
  • Watertown Chamber of Commerce Board Member
  • Watertown Area United Way Board Member
  • Watertown Kiwanis Club Board Member
  • Adjunct Professor for Mount Marty College
 
Jeremy Keizer

Jeremy Keizer Email Link

VP/Branch Manager (Tea)

I am a Commercial Banker/Vice President and branch manager of our Tea location. I started in the banking industry as a Commercial Banker and have been doing it since. I have been with Reliabank since 2010 and am thankful to be part of a family owned organization like Reliabank. I pride myself in offering over a decade of Commercial Banking experience to a wide variety of industries while providing top notch service. I would love the opportunity to partner up with you and your business. In my free time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, football, golfing, and chasing around my three kids.

  • In banking profession since 2006
  • Specializing in home financing, ag and commercial loans
  • Graduate of South Dakota State University
  • Graduate School of Banking – Wisconsin 2016
 
Jeremy Keizer

Glenn IntVeld Email Link

VP/Branch Manager (Estelline)

I am an Ag/Commercial Lender/VP and Branch Manager of Reliabank in Estelline. I specialize in ag/commercial lending. I grew up on a farming operation and still currently farm with my family. This experience allows me to focus first hand on the issues that our customers are faced with. In my free time, I enjoy volunteering, farming and spending time with my kids. Feel free to call me for all your ag or commercial needs in the Estelline area.

  • In banking professions since 2007
  • Graduate of South Dakota State University
  • Trinity Lutheran Church Council member
  • Board Member - Estelline Area Development