"Melissa is a proven leader with a passion for exceeding customer expectations," said Gary Dybsetter, community banking president for Wells Fargo in Yankton. "As a former resident of Yankton with nearly 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, Melissa's well suited to lead our store here. She's committed to helping us achieve our vision of satisfying all of our customers' financial needs and helping them succeed financially."
Pavlish joined Wells Fargo in 1998 and has held various positions for the company in Yankton, including teller, customer service representative and personal banker. She most recently served as store manager in Vermillion. She holds a bachelor's degree in business finance and mathematics from Wayne State College in Nebraska.
She is active in the community and holds positions with the Vermillion Rotary Club and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
"I look forward to working with our Yankton customers and connecting them with the financial services they need to succeed financially," Pavlish said. "We're a 'community bank' – our team members are local experts and the decisions we make on behalf of our customers are local. When combined with the products and technology we offer as one of the country's leading financial services companies, and it's an unbeatable combination."