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Graduate Studies

Dr. Sharon Paranto, Director

or Tammy Griffith, Program Assistant

 

Spafford Hall 204A

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

605-626-2558

 

Email: gradoff@northern.edu

 

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Banking and Financial Services Advisory Board
Banking and Financial Services Advisory Board

Members of the NSU School of Business Banking and Financial Services Advisory Board are people with industry experience in the financial services sector of South Dakota and North Dakota.

 

Board members:

• Serve as a liaison between NSU and the banking and financial services industry;

 

• Advise the School of Business on curriculum issues that reflect industry needs and trends;

 

• Promote student awareness of opportunities and experiences in the financial services sector and serve as a contact for internship and career opportunities;

 

• And provide guidance in the development of the master's degree in banking and financial services to better prepare students and provide the skills needed to advance to higher-level positions within the financial services sector.

 

 

Current Board Members 

​Board Member ​Business ​Position
​Bret Afdahl ​S.D. Banking Commission ​Director of Banking
​Tim Ahartz ​BankWest ​Sr. VP/Chief Risk Officer
​Bruce Byrum ​First Interstate Bank ​President
​Dana Dykhouse ​Premier Bank ​President/CEO
​Daryl Ebach ​Wells Fargo ​Regional President
Kelly Eisemann First State Bank of Roscoe Loan Officer
​Curt Everson ​S.D. Bankers Association ​President
​Robert Entringer ​N.D. Department of Financial Institutions ​Commissioner
​Rod Fouberg ​Dacotah Bank, Inc. ​Chairman of the Board
​Bruce Haerter ​Farmers State Bank ​President/CEO
​Curt Hage ​Home Federal Bank ​Chair/CEO/Director
​Brent Heinert ​Plains Commerce Bank ​President
​Arlo Hintz ​CorTrust Bank ​Senior VP/Area Branch Manager
​Dave Johnson ​Reliabank Dakota ​CEO/Chairman
​Ken Karels ​Great Western Bank ​President/CEO
​Tim Karsky ​Starion Financial ​Market President
Greg McCurry Independent Community Bankers of S.D. President/CEO
​Pierce McDowell ​S.D. Trust Companies ​Co-Chairman/Co-Chief Executive Officer
​Garry Peterka ​Quoin Financial Bank in Miller ​Senior Vice President
Cindi Walsh ​US Bank - Aberdeen ​President