Dana Dykhouse Elected Chair of State Chamber Board

PIERRE — First PREMIER Bank CEO Dana Dykhouse was recently elected Chairman of the Board for the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The announcement was made at the organization’s December meeting in Sioux Falls.

Dykhouse has served in the roles of President and Chief Executive Officer of First PREMIER Bank since March 1995. Under Dana’s leadership, First PREMIER Bank’s total assets and assets managed have grown from $250 million to more than $1.5 billion.

With more than 30 years of banking experience, Dana has served in a variety of positions with other financial institutions.

In response to his election as chairman of the board, Dykhouse said, “It is an honor to be selected to provide leadership to an organization that has the foundational mission to advocate for South Dakota businesses, large and small. Workforce development, business-friendly tax and regulatory environment, as well as economic growth are all priorities I will be focusing on during my Leadership tenure. Thank You!”

In addition to Dykhouse’s election as Chairman of the Board, Brian Sandvig, CFO, Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc., Milbank, joins the Executive Committee at Chairman-elect.

State Chamber President David Owen stated, “The South Dakota Chamber of Commerce & Industry is proud to have a Board of Directors that is made up of proven leaders in communities across South Dakota; people who are accomplished and successful in their industries. Dana Dykhouse is a proven leader whose insights about South Dakota’s economy and dedication to both higher education and the technical institutes will help the Chamber in its role as a leading advocate in the public arena.”