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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)
Joshua Hogue

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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

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

David Ebbers Email Link

Sr. Vice President (Estelline/Watertown)

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
Jeremy Keizer

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Sioux Falls Market President

I started in the banking industry as a Commercial Banker and am now the Sioux Falls Market President. 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
Su Benning

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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

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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
Mark Tetzlaff

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VP/Ag & Commercial Banker (Watertown)

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
David Painter

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VP/Ag & Commercial Banker (Hartford)

Located in the Hartford, SD branch of Reliabank, I serve as Vice President and Branch Manager. I oversee and manage the deposit/loan portfolio for my area, primarily dealing with our Commercial and Agricultural customers. It is extremely satisfying to see our customers grow and succeed, and being a spoke in that wheel of success gives me great pleasure. I grew up in Montrose, SD, a small agricultural based community in McCook County. Two of my favorite hobbies are golfing and playing softball.

  • In banking profession since 2012
  • Graduate of The University of Sioux Falls
  • Volunteer Assistant Boys Basketball Coach (West Central High School)
  • Rotary Member
Landon Vetter

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VP/Ag & Commercial Banker (Watertown, Hayti, Hazel)

I grew up in Castlewood and worked on my family’s dairy farm. I continue to run a small cattle operation. I enjoy working for a community bank where financial decisions are made local and in a timely manner. In my spare time, I enjoy cattle/farming, the outdoors & chasing my three kids around.

  • In Banking Profession since 2008
  • Graduate of South Dakota State University
  • Specializes in Agricultural & Commercial Lending
  • Castlewood Economic Development Board Member
  • Watertown Agriculture Committee Member