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)

Joshua Hogue Email Link


Having worked in the banking industry since 2005, a passion I’ve come to share with Reliabank is a whole-hearted belief in the community banking model. At Reliabank, our dedicated team isn't just familiar with the local economy; we're deeply connected to it, emphasizing our integral role in fostering thriving, interconnected communities where we live, work, and volunteer. Funds are raised locally and invested right back into the communities we serve. Reliabank’s roots date back to 1920 in which time we’ve established that hometown customer service isn’t just a promise – it’s our legacy. To us, success is measured only by the success of our local economies and customers satisfaction.

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
  • Bachelor of Science Degree from Dakota State University 2005
  • Master of Science Degree from Northern State University 2014
  • Graduate School of Banking - Wisconsin 2016
  • Director/Past President – Watertown Area United Way
  • Adjunct Professor for Mount Marty College
  • Director - Watertown Development Company
  • Treasurer – Beacon Center
  • Director – Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation
  • Chairman Elect – ICBSD

Jeremy Keizer Email Link

Sioux Falls Market President

I started in the banking industry as a Commercial Banker and am now the Sioux Falls Market Reliabank President. I have been with Reliabank since 2010 and am thankful to be part of a family-owned, and community driven organization. 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

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

Reid Johnson Email Link

Chief Culture Officer & Marketing Director

Some of my earliest memories are at Reliabank having grown up in and around the business. I transitioned to making more memories as a CSR during summers while in high school and eventually started working for Reliabank full-time in 2011 as Marketing Director. I am currently the Chief Culture Officer and do my best to make sure staff enjoys where they work, our customers have a great banking experience, and we make meaningful volunteer and donation efforts to the communities we serve. I enjoy coaching sports, mentoring, and partnering with my wife to keep up with our seven kids.

  • In banking profession since 2011
  • Graduate of University of Sioux Falls with degrees in Media Studies and Business – 2007
  • Director – Volunteers of America Foundation and Kingdom Resources Boards – Since 2019
  • Director & Secretary – American Advertising Federation, SD Board – Since 2022
  • Certified Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workplaces Activator – Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce - 2022

Ethan Johnson Email Link

Treasury Officer

I grew up in the family business and started working as a customer service representative at Reliabank when I was in high school. I also have experience as a loan reviewer and loan officer. My job as treasury officer involves financial reporting, overseeing Reliabank’s bond portfolio and analyzing financial benchmarks. I am also a former board member for St. Francis House. In my free time, I enjoy golfing, gaming, and spending time with my wife, Tarah, my friends and my dog, Bella.

I work behind the scenes to ensure that we can offer you a safe and meaningful banking experience. We look forward to being your partner for all your financial needs.

  • In banking since 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Sioux Falls 2014
  • Graduate School of Banking – Colorado 2023

Ann Buckmiller Email Link

Compliance Director

I joined Reliabank in 2019 because I truly believe in the value of community banking, which aligns with Reliabank as we are a family owned organization. Our employees live and work in the communities we serve, and our customers are our neighbors, friends, and small businesses. We support each other day in and day out not only through banking services, but also in our personal endeavors. A healthy main street in our communities means we are able to continue to serve our customers and invest back into the community, which only continues to make it stronger. There is nothing more rewarding then seeing our customers and our communities thrive! We work hard to ensure that we offer products and services relevant to our customers, and do so with local decision making and listening to our customers needs. We are grateful for all of our customers and communities, and we thank you for choosing to do your banking services with us!

  • In Banking and Financial Services since 2010
  • Bachelor Degree from Northern State University
  • Industry Certifications: CRCM, CCBCO, CCBIA
  • ICBSD Level Up Graduate
  • Avera De Smet Advisory Board Member
  • Sioux Fall Compliance Professionals Organization Board member
  • SDBA Women in Banking work group
  • Former Teammates Mentor

Candis Almond Email Link

HR Director

Growing up in Castlewood, SD, I had the privilege of witnessing firsthand Reliabank's unwavering commitment to the communities we have a presence in. That’s why I was proud to join the team in 2022. I now live in Sioux Falls with my husband and son, and mainly work from the Sioux Falls branch. Every day, I'm inspired by the dedication of our team and the resilience of our communities. Our employees aren't just faces behind desks; they're your neighbors, friends, and partners in supporting local businesses and personal endeavors. I'm grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Reliabank's mission of empowering individuals and strengthening communities.

  • In Banking and Financial Services since 2017
  • Bachelor Degree from University of South Dakota
  • Human Resource Certifications: PHR, SHRM-CP
  • Graduate of Human Resource Management School at Graduate School of Banking-University of Wisconsin