Leadership

T. Denny Sanford

T. Denny Sanford

OWNER, CHAIRMAN, UNITED NATIONAL CORPORATION

T. Denny Sanford, a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, is the owner of First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard. His philanthropic endeavors have helped enhance healthcare, education, families and economic development in the state of South Dakota and beyond. Denny actively supports and encourages volunteerism and community involvement. Inspired by his generosity, Denny, PREMIER and its employees have given more than $3 billion back to South Dakota organizations.

 



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Miles Beacom

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - PREMIER Bankcard

Miles Beacom has served as Chief Executive Officer of PREMIER Bankcard since 1993. Under his leadership, PREMIER Bankcard has grown to employee over 1500 people in South Dakota serving more than 4 million customers nationwide, making the company the 9th largest issuer of Mastercard credit cards in the country.

Miles has served on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations, including Sanford Health International, Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, United Way, Dakota State University, Catholic Diocese Foundation, the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota, and the Freedom Scholarship Board.

Miles is a graduate of Dakota State University and has provided three gifts to DSU for the construction of academic, research and athletic facilities. In 2009, the University of South Dakota dedicated the Beacom School of Business in his honor.



Dana Dykhouse

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - First Premier Bank

Dana J. Dykhouse joined First PREMIER Bank in 1995. Under his leadership, the bank’s total assets have grown from $250 million to more than $3 billion. With Dana at the helm, First PREMIER Bank has been consistently ranked as one of the strongest performing banks in the nation and one of the best banks to work for. Dana gives his time to several organizations and is currently the Chairman for the Build Dakota Scholarship Fund and South Dakota Technical Education Board. He also serves on the board for the Freedom Scholarship and the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce. Dana is a graduate of South Dakota State University and donated money to help build the Dana J. Dykhouse football stadium on campus.

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Dave Rozenboom

PRESIDENT - First PREMIER Bank

Dave joined First PREMIER Bank in 2011 and has enjoyed a 38+ year banking career, all in South Dakota. He is a 1985 graduate of Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA. Dave is an active advocate for the banking industry as a past Chair of the South Dakota Banker’s Association and currently serves on the SDBA Foundation Board of Directors. He also serves in leadership roles with several community and statewide organizations, including board member of the SD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, board member of the South Dakota Hall of Fame, member of the Avera Health System Investment Committee, and a member of the Dordt University Leadership Advisory Council.



Ben Marcello

PRESIDENT – PREMIER BANKCARD

Ben joined PREMIER Bankcard in 2023 and brought with him more than 20 years of global consumer finance experience across a dozen countries.  Considered one of the industry’s foremost experts in emerging credit, he holds multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees and has completed prestigious financial inclusion policy programs at both Harvard Business School and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.  In addition, Ben works devotedly with organizations committed to poverty alleviation, pediatric medical research, and cultural preservation.  He has long-standing relationships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Operation Breakthrough of Kansas City, and serves on the Board of Trustees for Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.   

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Board of Directors

Jeff Evanson

Jeff Evanson

Curt Everson

Curt Everson

Greg Honl

Greg Honl

Dave Zimbeck

Dave Zimbeck