Steven L. Bumann served as CFO at BankWest, Inc. in Pierre, South Dakota, from 1995 to 2021 and was named the Chief Investment Officer in 2022. Mr. Bumann has more than 30 years of banking experience and had held various leadership roles within the financial industry, including vice president and senior vice president roles at BankWest, Inc. He also earned his CPA while working for a local CPA firm and spent time working for the South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit. Mr. Bumann currently serves on the board of directors of the South Dakota Bankers Association and its Legislative Committee. He also serves on his local church Board of Elders, and the Board of Avera Foundation in Pierre, South Dakota.
Mr. Bumann’s position as an officer of a member institution and his involvement and knowledge of accounting, auditing and financial management, as indicated by his background, support his qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors. He currently serves as chair of the Finance Committee.