Olsen named ag finance rep Nate Franzen, senior vice president of First Dakota National Bank, has recently named Ben Olsen as an ag finance representative at the bank's Vermillion location.
His duties will include making farm visits and assisting ag loan customers in the Vermillion service area.
Olsen is a 2004 graduate of South Dakota State University with degrees in business economics and accounting. While at SDSU, he served on the livestock judging team and participated in the Block & Bridle Club.
He grew up on the family farm near Irene. His family includes his parents, Chuck and Kathy Olsen of rural Irene, and two sisters.
First Dakota, with total assets exceeding $475 million and a financial team of over 270 dedicated banking professionals, has grown to twelve offices including: Chamberlain, Kimball, Parkston, Salem, Vermillion, Wagner, and two locations in Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Yankton. In addition, First Dakota has five Loan Production offices in Elgin, Hastings, Ogallala, Nebraska, Corsica and Mitchell, South Dakota.
First Dakota was founded in 1872 and holds the Dakota Territory's first bank charter. Today, First Dakota offers one of the broadest arrays of financial services in the region.
, including telephone banking, Internet banking at firstdakota.com and online cash management for business.