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Nelson elected to SDBA board of directors

PIERRE-- A Platte man, David D. Nelson, was recently elected to serve on the board of directors for the South Dakota Bankers Association. Nelson is the senior vice president and branch manager at First Fidelity Bank, Platte. He is also the bank's...

PIERRE- A Platte man, David D. Nelson, was recently elected to serve on the board of directors for the South Dakota Bankers Association.

Nelson is the senior vice president and branch manager at First Fidelity Bank, Platte. He is also the bank's investment officer, a member of the executive loan committee and a member of its board of directors.

Nelson has a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a master of business administration from the University of South Dakota and has attended the Graduate School of Banking-Wisconsin. He has his Series 7, 63 and 65 national securities licenses. Nelson previously worked as an investment representative for American Express before joining First Fidelity Bank in 1995. He has also served on the SDBA Legislative Committee, which he has chaired.

Nelson currently serves on the board and is past president of the Platte Development Corp. He is also on the Platte Area Foundation Board. Previously, Nelson served on the Platte Chamber of Commerce Board, St. Peter's Catholic Church Council and the Platte Black Panther Booster Club Board. He is a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Nelson and his wife, Bernadette, have been married for 37 years. They have three grown daughters: Briana (Nathan) Kraayenbrink, Chelsey (Nick) Kortan and Megan (Heath) Kuipers. They also have six grandchildren.

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Nelson's goal as an SDBA board member is "to continue to be an advocate for the banking industry. More bankers need to become involved to help promote the banking industry to let lawmakers and regulators know that our industry is important to us as bankers, our customers and our communities. We also need to continue to advocate for relief from regulatory burdens and to provide a level playing field to ensure the continued viability of our community banks."

Nelson began his three-year directorships on Sunday. This is his first term on the board.

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