Board Members

Robert E. Fishback

Robert E. Fishback

Chairman, Fishback Financial Corporation & First Bank & Trust, Brookings

Bob Fishback joined his father, Horace, at First National Bank in Brookings in 1961. He had the pleasure of being introduced personally to our community and farm customers by his father, and very much enjoys dealing with the people of this area. He saw fit to provide more service by establishing a trust department in 1969 and by purchasing several area banks.

Bob graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio and got his MBA from the University of Chicago graduate school of business. He has been active in many civic organizations.

Bob enjoys music and sports including tennis and basketball. He and his wife, Patricia, have two children, John and Ann.

Van Fishback

Van Fishback

Vice Chairman, Fishback Financial Corporation

A third generation banker and native of Brookings, SD, Van Fishback joined his family’s banking organization in 1972, after attending Stanford University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Economics and attended the Graduate School of Business, and the University of MN Law School, where he obtained his law degree.

Van has been involved in many professional and civic organizations and has a passion for sports, community work and higher education. Van and his wife, Barbara, live in Brookings, SD and have three adult sons, Thomas, Paul and James.

Dave Waligoske

Dave Waligoske

CEO/President, Fishback Financial Corporation

Dave joined the organization in 1992 with First National Bank, Brookings as an auditor. Through his career with FFC, he has held various national product and corporate administrative management positions. He is also currently the Chairman of the Board of First Bank & Trust, Sioux Falls, a Board member of Kid’s World Daycare and Advance, Incorporated. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from The University of South Dakota. Dave and his wife Jean have 3 children, Ben, Kate and Adam. He is a Minnesota Twins fan and enjoys golf.

John Fishback

John Fishback

Senior Director, Financial Services Practice at Corporate Executive Board

John Fishback began serving on the First Bank & Trust, Brookings Board of Directors in 2008 and later joined the Fishback Financial Corporation Board of Directors in 2009. He is currently employed at Corporate Executive Board as the Senior Director of Financial Services Practice. Fishback attended Georgetown University and graduated with a B.A. in English and then attended New York University where he earned his interdisciplinary master’s degree in Economics, Politics and Rhetoric. He previously held other positions at Corporate Executive Board as well as with 154 Consulting, LLC.

Fishback currently lives in Brookings with his wife, Amanda, and son, Will.

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