Meet the Wealth Management Teams

Brookings Wealth Management Team

Tom Manzer

Tom Manzer

Senior Vice President/Trust Co-Manager

Tom Manzer is Co-Manager of First Bank & Trust Wealth Management Services. He is responsible for implementing the investment guidelines, quality standards and policies established by the Trust Investment Committee. Tom has more than 17 years of trust and investment services experience. Tom has achieved the designation of an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF). He is a graduate of South Dakota State University.

Direct Line: 605.696.2279
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
tom.manzer@bankeasy.com

Darla Lentsch

Darla Lentsch

Senior Vice President/Trust Co-Manager

Darla Lentsch joined First Bank & Trust in 1985 and currently serves as Senior Vice President/Co-Manager. She heads up the Retirement Plans Division and Trust Operations Center which includes Personal and Employee Benefit Trust Administration and Investment Management.

Lentsch is a graduate of Dakota State University in Madison and Cannon Financial Institute. She is also a Certified Securities Operations Professional and Certified Retirement Services Professional from the Institute of Certified Bankers.

Direct Line: 605.696.2277
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
darla.lentsch@bankeasy.com

Mark Stevenson

Mark Stevenson

Vice President / Senior Trust Officer

Mark Stevenson joined the organization in 2000 as AVP/Trust Officer. He attended South Dakota State University where he earned a B.S. Degree in Business Economics and Political Science. He then attended the University Of South Dakota School Of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate.

Direct Line: 605.696.2278
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
mark.stevenson@bankeasy.com

Diana Calkins

Diana Calkins

Vice President / Trust Officer, Employee Benefits

Diana Calkins has been with First Bank & Trust Wealth Management Services since 1996. She received her bachelor's degree from Moorhead State University and is a graduate of Cannon Financial Institute achieving her designation as a Certified Retirement Services Professional from the American Bankers Association.

Direct Line: 605.696.2451
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
diana.calkins@bankeasy.com

Harold S. Bailey III

Harold S. Bailey III

Assistant Vice President / Employee Benefit Business Development Officer

Hal Bailey is the Employee Benefit Business Development Officer, responsible for meeting with prospective trust clients to develop new trust business and promote retirement plan services. Hal joined the organization in 2008 bringing 13 years of experience working with several financial institutions in the Kansas City Missouri area. Hal attended South Dakota State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics - Commercial Option in 1988.

Direct Line: 605.696.2006
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
harold.bailey@bankeasy.com

Thomas M. Fishback

Thomas M. Fishback

Trust Officer

Tom Fishback joined the organization in September 2007 and currently works as a Trust Officer. His previous positions include Credit Review Officer, Consumer Loan Officer, and Retail Banking Associate. Tom holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Tom has been active in many community organizations in the Brookings area, including the Brookings County Youth Mentoring Program, $10 Lunch Club, and Haiti Solar Oven Project. In addition, he is currently a board member for South Dakota Humanities Council, and an advisory board member for the SDSU Honors College.

Direct Line: 605.696.2479
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
tom.fishback@bankeasy.com


Sioux Falls Wealth Management Team

Robin Aden

Robin Aden

Senior Vice President / Wealth Management Services Manager

Robin Aden is responsible for the management and growth of the Wealth Management Group, comprised of investment, trust and private banking services. She is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor, Accredited Estate Planner, and a licensed attorney in South Dakota.

Robin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, SD. She brought 19 years of previous financial service experience when she joined First Bank & Trust in April of 2013.

Robin is a member of the South Dakota Bar Association, Sioux Falls Estate Planning Council Board, Leadership Sioux Falls, Museum of Visual Materials Board and DakotAbilities Board. She volunteers for United Way and The Banquet. In her spare time, she and her husband Curt enjoy golfing, music, and keeping up with the activities of their two daughters, Lauren and Brooke.

Direct Line: 605.978.1128
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.978.1157
Robin.Aden@bankeasy.com

Peggy Dant

Peggy Dant

Vice President/Senior Investment Officer

Peggy Dant joined First Bank & Trust in 2006 as an Employee Benefits Officer. She currently serves the organization as Vice President and Senior Investment Officer. She has more than 25 years of experience in various trust positions including Employee Benefits Manager, Institutional Trust Manager and Portfolio Manager.

Peggy earned a degree in economics from Dakota Wesleyan University in her hometown of Mitchell, SD. She is a Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) awarded from the American Bankers Association – Graduate Trust School. Peggy is a board member for the City of Sioux Falls Employees’ Retirement System and serves on the Selection Committee for Sioux Falls Habitat for Humanity.

She enjoys fishing, golfing, gardening and home restoration. She has two adult daughters (Heidi and Nicole) and seven grandchildren.

Direct Line: 605.978.1138
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.978.1157
Peggy.Dant@bankeasy.com

Chris Conrad

Chris Conrad

Vice President Private Client Services/Private Banking

Chris Conrad joined First Bank & Trust in October 2008, as Vice President of Private Banking. He is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in economics. Chris also has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota, as well as Series 7 and Series 63 certifications. His previous experience includes financial services, personal banking, investment management and commercial banking.

Chris is involved with the Chamber of Commerce Community Appeals Committee, Junior Achievement, Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire and the Sioux Empire United Way. A Milbank native, he enjoys golfing, spending time with family and friends, and traveling when possible.

Direct Line: 605.978.1121
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.978.1157
Chris.Conrad@bankeasy.com

Elizabeth Carlson

Elizabeth Carlson

Private Client Banking Officer

Elizabeth Carlson joined the organization in June 2007 as a Customer Service Representative, and now serves as a Private Banker at the I-229 location. Elizabeth brings over 14 years of banking experience to her current role. Her responsibilities include consumer and business accounts, consumer and business loans, second mortgages and home equity lines of credits. Having grown up in a small farm community in Iowa, Elizabeth shares that small-town friendliness with all her customers.

Elizabeth is involved with the Sioux Empire United Way, Junior Achievement and St. Catherine Drexel Catholic Church in Sioux Falls. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, golfing, camping, fishing, traveling, and baking. She and her husband Jolin have two children, Ava and Kye.

Direct Line: 605.782.8028
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.978.1157
Elizabeth.Carlson@bankeasy.com

Tony McKillip

Tony McKillip

Trust Officer

Tony McKillip is responsible for the administration of trusts and plays a key role in business development. He owned his own business prior to joining First Bank & Trust in 2013.

Tony is a double graduate of the University of South Dakota where he earned both a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice and a Juris Doctorate. He is currently a licensed attorney in the state of South Dakota and is a member of the South Dakota Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Tony volunteers for United Way, The Banquet and Habitat for Humanity. He and his wife, Chelsea, live in Sioux Falls. In his free time, Tony enjoys outdoors activities, biking, working out and spending time with his stepson, Noah.

Direct Line: 605.978.1141
Toll Free: 800.843.1552
Fax: 605.978.1157
Tony.McKillip@bankeasy.com


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