Fishback Executives

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.

Alan Baker

Alan Baker

Chief Financial Officer, Fishback Financial Corporation

Al Baker became CFO at Fishback Financial Corporation in 2001 and has over 20 years of experience managing the financial and accounting operations at various banks. Al held previous positions at accounting firms in Fargo, ND and Sioux Falls, SD and has his CPA. Al earned his B.A. in accounting from Moorhead State University, where he was a varsity baseball player and involved in many campus clubs and organizations.

Al enjoys playing golf, attending SDSU sporting events, and is on the Board of Trustees of Brookings Health Systems in Brookings, SD.

Keith Eichacker

Keith Eichacker

SVP/Chief Credit Officer, Fishback Financial Corporation

Keith joined the Fishback organization more than 17 years ago as an Ag Lender. In 1998, he was promoted to Vice President and served as the Manager of the Ag Department in Brookings, SD. In 2000, he was selected to spearhead FFC's Emerging Markets division as the bank became more involved with financing ethanol, winds, carbon credits and large dairies throughout the upper Midwest. In 2006, he joined the corporate management team and is responsible for managing the overall credit quality throughout the organization. Keith is also on the Board of Directors of First Bank & Trust, Sioux Falls. A Salem, SD native and a graduate in Banking/Finance from Lake Area Technical Institute, he has over 25 years of lending experience.

Keith, his wife Dawn and their two children, Allison and Jack, enjoy time at their lake cabin along with snowmobiling, fishing and hunting.

Kevin Tetzlaff

Kevin Tetzlaff

CEO/President, First Bank & Trust, Brookings

Kevin Tetzlaff joined the Fishback family of banks in 1992. He started out as an Agricultural/Commercial Loan Officer at First Bank & Trust in Brookings, SD before assuming the position of President/CEO of First Bank & Trust in Milbank, SD where he lived for 9 years. Kevin returned to Brookings in 2008, where he has since been President/CEO of First Bank & Trust, Brookings.

A native of Hayti, SD, Kevin graduated with a double major in Agricultural Business and Commercial Economics from SDSU. There, he was an SDSU football standout and All-American.

Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, Erin, and their four children, Preston, Baylee, Zoe and Bergan, as well as hunting, golfing and participating in various community organizations.

Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson

CEO/President, First Bank & Trust, Sioux Falls

Brian Thompson joined the Fishback family of banks in 2001 as the President/CEO of First National Bank in Pipestone. Early in 2005, he facilitated the opening of a loan production office for Fishback Financial Corporation in the Sioux Falls market. Upon the acquisition of First American Bank & Trust in April 2006, the bank’s name was changed to First Bank & Trust, and Brian was appointed President/CEO by the bank’s Board of Directors.

A native of Wessington Springs, SD, Brian is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He is also a graduate of the ABA Graduate School of Banking, Alex Sheshunoff Executive Banking Institute, and Bank Administration Institute at the University of Wisconsin. Brian has over 25 years of experience in community banking. During his free time, he enjoys the outdoors and rarely misses an opportunity to play a round of golf or take hunting or fishing trips with friends. Brian and his wife Brenda and daughter Jordan enjoy life on beautiful Lake Madison.

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