Steve Pietila

Steve Pietila

VP - Wealth & Trust

Steve joined the First Dakota National Bank Wealth & Trust team in October 2014. He enjoys advising clients through financial and estate planning matters to ensure their actions align with their intentions. Steve has specialized interest in investment management along with trust and estate administration.

Steve received a Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. He is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and an Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (APMA). Prior to joining First Dakota, Steve worked for Thrivent Financial as a Financial Representative for over two years. He spent twelve years at Daktronics, Inc. in Brookings specializing in project management, sales, and production of large video board systems for stadiums and arenas.

Steve is originally from Lake Norden, SD and has lived in Yankton since 2012. He is passionate about being involved in his community. He currently serves as a board member of: Yankton Junior Achievement, River City Domestic Violence Center, and the Dakota United Methodist Foundation. He is a proud member of the Elks Lodge, Sertoma Club, & First United Methodist Church.

He was recently appointed to the board of directors for the South Dakota Investment Council, which manages investment of the financial assets of the State of South Dakota. These include public retirement systems, public trust funds, and other financial assets.

On his time away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two girls.