Meet the Teams

Brookings Business Banking Team

Jeff Lee

Jeff Lee

Executive Vice President/Business Lending

Jeff graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Commercial Economics. He has been with First Bank & Trust since 1993 and is the Department Head for Business Banking.

Jeff is a life-long resident of Brookings where he lives with his wife JoAnn and sons, Jasper and Andy.

Direct Line: 605.696.2226
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.696.1726
jeff.lee@bankeasy.com
NMLS ID: 539380

Steve Hogie

Steve Hogie

Vice President/Business Loan Manager

Steve graduated from South Dakota State University in 1992 with a B.S. in Commercial Economics along with a minor in Accounting. Steve has experience in many areas of banking including Branch Management, Credit Cards, Consumer Lending, Ag Lending, and has been in Business Lending since 2003.

Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.

Direct Line: 605.696.2255
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.696.1726
steve.hogie@bankeasy.com

Chad Broksieck

Chad Broksieck

Vice President/Business Loan Officer

Chad is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Commercial Economics. Chad started with First Bank & Trust in 1988 and has been a Business Loan Officers over 15 years.

He is a Brookings Native and is married with two sons.

Direct Line: 605.696.2229
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.696.1726
chad.broksieck@bankeasy.com

Rick Lee

Rick Lee

Assistant Vice President/Business Loan Officer

Rick graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Business Economics. He has lived in Brookings since coming to SDSU in 1990. Rick has over 13 years of lending experience with First Bank & Trust.

Rick is married and enjoys spending time with his three kids.

Direct Line: 605.696.2256
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.696.1726
rick.lee@bankeasy.com

Steve Chappell

Steve Chappell

Assistant Vice President/Business Loan Officer

Steve graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S. in Business Economics in 1995. Upon graduation, he came to First Bank & Trust as a Mortgage Loan Officer, and he was promoted to Business Loan Officer in 2003.

Steve lives with his wife and son on an acreage outside of Brookings.

Direct Line: 605.696.2251
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.696.1726
steve.chappell@bankeasy.com

Don Greiner

Don Greiner

Assistant Vice President/Business Loan Officer

Don graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.S. degree in Ag Business and a minor in Animal Science. He has experience as an Ag Loan Officer, Electronic Banking Specialist and Retail Branch Manager.

Don lives with his wife on an acreage outside of Brookings.

Direct Line: 605.696.2421
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.696.1726
donald.greiner@bankeasy.com


Brookings Ag Banking Team

Dwayne Backes

Dwayne Backes

Vice President Senior Ag Loan Officer

Dwayne joined the organization in 2001 as Vice President Senior Loan Officer, serving as manager of the Agriculture Department. He attended National College of Business where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Prior to First Bank & Trust, he worked for Farm Credit System at Community First Bank, First Bank System.

Dwayne and wife Dianne have three children Chad, Greg and Jill, as well as six grandchildren. He enjoys hunting, fishing and golf in his spare time.

Direct Line: 605.696.2252
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.696.2343
dwayne.backes@bankeasy.com

Craig Carson

Craig Carson

Ag Loan Officer

Craig has worked as an Ag Banker since joining the organization in 2003. He graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Ag Business. Prior to joining FFC he worked 11 years with Farm Credit Services and 11 years with Norwest Bank (now Wells Fargo). He and wife Kim have two sons Andrew and Justin.

Direct Line: 605.696.2225
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.696.2343
craigj.carson@bankeasy.com

Terry Duffy

Terry Duffy

Ag Loan Officer

Terry joined First Bank & Trust in 1979 as a part-time teller. He then started full-time with the bank after graduating from South Dakota State University with degrees in Commercial Economics and Ag Business. Currently he serves the bank as Vice President/Agricultural Loan Officer. He and wife Danita have four children, Jason, Tyler, Brittany and Ashley.

Direct Line: 605.696.2228
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.696.2343
terry.duffy@bankeasy.com

Jamie Thompson

Jamie Thompson

Ag Loan Officer

After graduating from South Dakota State University with a degree in Ag Business, Jamie joined First Bank & Trust in March 2009 as Vice President/Agricultural Lender. Prior to joining the organization he was an Ag/Business Loan Officer at Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union.

Jamie is a native of Wessington Springs, SD and enjoys spending time outdoors and participating in rodeos throughout the Midwest. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Ellen, and daughter, Lexey.

Direct Line: 605.696.2013
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.696.2343
jamie.thompson@bankeasy.com


Sioux Falls Business Banking Team

Jason Herrboldt

Jason Herrboldt

Senior Vice President

Jason Herrboldt joined First Bank & Trust in February 2006 as Vice President, overseeing the construction loan department. He currently serves as Senior Vice President for First Bank & Trust, Sioux Falls. He has 16 years of financial services experience, specializing in commercial, construction, and retail banking.

Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and an MBA from the University of South Dakota, as well as a degree from the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, CO.

Jason has been active in many community organizations within the Sioux Falls area, including the Sioux Falls Firefighters Pension Fund Board of Trustees, Sioux Empire Arts Council, Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, Home Builders Association, Rotary, and the Sioux Empire Friends of Scouting. Never one to slow down, he is an active long-distance runner and has competed in marathons across the country. Jason and his wife Angela have three sons, Isaac, Everett and Westin.

Direct Line: 605.782.8098
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.978.1154
Jason.Herrboldt@bankeasy.com

Randy Eide

Randy Eide

Senior Vice President

Prior to joining the bank in 2006, Eide worked for a bank in Madison, SD for over 20 years. He earned a degree from The University of South Dakota and National Commercial Lending School, and attended the Midwest Banking Institute.

Eide is involved with the El Riad Shrine Rickshaw Unit and the Downtown Lions Club. He is an Irene, SD native and enjoys boating, fishing, hunting and reading. He and wife Becky have three sons, Joshua, Andrew and Benjamin.

Direct Line: 605.978.9304
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.978.1154
Randy.Eide@bankeasy.com

Bryan Ingalls

Bryan Ingalls

Vice President/Business Banking Officer

Bryan, Vice-President/Business Banking Officer, graduated from South Dakota State University with both a bachelor’s and master's degree in Business Economics. Ingalls is also a 2008 graduate of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program and graduated from the Graduate School of Banking - Colorado in 2012. Ingalls serves on the Downtown Sioux Falls Economic Development Incentive Fund (DEDIF) and Dakota Business Finance Membership Board. He is a member of the Sioux Falls Rotary West Club, YMCA and St. Michael's Catholic Church.

In Ingalls’ free time, he enjoys pheasant hunting, fishing, boating/water-skiing, watching sports and spending time with his family & friends. He resides in Sioux Falls with his wife, Kaylene; son, Hayden; daughter, Madison and baby boy due in January 2013.

Direct Line: 605.978.1127
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.978.1154
Bryan.Ingalls@bankeasy.com

Rocky Rehfeldt

Rocky Rehfeldt

Vice President of Business Banking

In 2011, Rocky Rehfeldt brought his ten years of banking experience to the team at First Bank & Trust in Sioux Falls. As Vice President of Business & Commercial Real Estate Banking, he serves as a point person for his clients’ business and real estate banking needs.

Rocky is a graduate of the University of Sioux Falls with bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Finance. He is active in the Sioux Falls community and has lent his talents to Junior Achievement, Sioux Empire United Way, Boys & Girls Club, and DakotAbilities.

Rocky and his wife Arianna have two children, Avery and Grayson. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing and cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Direct Line: 605.978.9300
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.978.1154
Rocky.Rehfeldt@bankeasy.com

Mike Siemonsma

Mike Siemonsma

Vice President of Agri-Business Banking

With 13 years of previous agriculture banking experience, Mike joined First Bank & Trust in 2009. He graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Ag Banking. He also is a certified Crop Insurance Agent, and is involved with Sioux Falls Agriculture Chamber and Dells Forward Youth.

Mike and his wife Glenda have one son, Justin, and one daughter, Chelsey. When he is not working Mike enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, camping and motorcycling.

Direct Line: 605.978.1151
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.978.1154
Mike.Siemonsma@bankeasy.com

Adam Kniffen

Adam Kniffen

Business Banking Officer

Adam Kniffen joined the organization in 2005 and currently serves as a Business Banking Officer. Prior to this position he worked as a Credit Review Officer, Loan Operation Specialist, BSA Officer and Customer Service Representative. He attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where he earned a degree in Business Administration.

In his free time, Kniffen enjoys golf, basketball, outdoors, and being with family and friends. He is originally from Yankton, SD.

Direct Line: 605.978.1143
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.978.1154
Adam.Kniffen@bankeasy.com


FirstLine Funding Group

Lori Gustaf

Lori Gustaf

Vice President, Factoring Division

Lori Gustaf manages the daily operations of FirstLine Funding Group (FFG) including oversight of the Credit and Collections department, the Invoice Auditing/Processing department and FFG staff. Lori reports directly to the CEO of First Bank & Trust, Sioux Falls. She works closely with the Fishback Financial Corporation Vice President/Controller to manage the financial position of FirstLine Funding Group within the bank charter and the entire organization.

With over 25 years of Transportation experience (including 13 in Transportation Finance), Lori is a proven leader, adept in identifying and enforcing best business practices. Lori’s past positions include:

  • Owner/Operator Settlements, Safety & Compliance, and Fuel Tax/Licensing for Apple Lines, Inc.
  • Business Manager for B & G Transportation, Inc.
  • Business Manager of B & G Brokerage, Inc.
  • Vice President, Operations Manager, and CFO of Continental Transportation Services, Inc.
  • Vice President, Operations Manager, and CFO of Assist Financial Services, Inc.

Lori is a member of the International Factoring Association (IFA), and has served a term on the IFA’s Board of Directors as well as co-instructed IFA Transportation seminars. Lori is also a member of the National Association of Credit Management Transportation Revenue Management Group, Women in Trucking, the South Dakota Trucking Association, and Leadership Madison/Chamber of Commerce, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the local United Way.

An avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Cubs and NASCAR fan, Lori also enjoys reading suspense novels. She and her husband Scott have two daughters, Sydney and Kelsey.

Kim Kringen

Kim Kringen

Vice President of Sales, Factoring Division

Kim Kringen has over 20 years of sales, marketing, and customer service experience, including 12 years in Transportation Finance. Her “no-nonsense” sales approach has helped her earn more than 2000 clients over the years. Kringen offers superior customer service to each client and leads the staff in servicing each client’s account with personalized customer care.

Kim’s past positions include:

  • Sales Manager and Store Manager for Michael’s and Burkes
  • Team Lead for the Sales and Customer Service Departments of Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS Data Center)/US Geological Survey
  • Team Lead for EROS Data Center’s Declassified Aerial Photography Sales and Customer Service Departments
  • Sales & Marketing Manager of Continental Transportation Services, Inc.
  • Sales & Marketing Manager of Assist Financial Services, Inc.

Kim is a member of the International Factoring Association (IFA), instructing IFA Transportation seminars and serving as a panel member at various annual conferences. She is also a member of the National Association of Credit Management Transportation Revenue Management Group, Women in Trucking, and the South Dakota Trucking Association.

Kim enjoys the outdoors, running, walking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding and spending time with her family. She and her husband Todd have two daughters, Alaina and Maggie.


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