Ken Karels

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Great Western Bancorp, Inc. - South Dakota

Ken Karels

Ken Karels

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Great Western Bancorp, Inc. - South Dakota

Biography

Currently, Kenneth James Karels is Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (South Dakota) and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Great Western Bank (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) (a subsidiary of Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (South Dakota)). Mr. Karels is also on the board of Avera Health, South Dakota Educational Enhancement Funding Corp. and Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc. In his past career he occupied the position of President & Chief Executive Officer at Marquette Bank (Chicago, Illinois).

Overview
Career Highlights

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. - South Dakota
Great Western Bank (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)
Marquette Bank (Chicago, Illinois)

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536

Number of Boards

5

Birthday

1957

Age

62

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Commissioner at South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks

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President & Chief Operating Officer at Great Western Bancorp, Inc. - South Dakota

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President, Chief Executive Officer, Director at Raven Industries, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Great Western Bancorp, Inc. - South Dakota

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Former Audit Partner at Deloitte LLP - Canada

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Chief Executive Officer at FBL Financial Group, Inc.

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Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Assurity Security Group, Inc.

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Former Chief Executive Officer at Meredith Corp.

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Former President at John Deere Financial Services, Inc.

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Chief Risk Officer & Executive Vice President at Great Western Bancorp, Inc. - South Dakota

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Ken Karels
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Great Western Bancorp, Inc. - South Dakota
Career History
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Current

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of relationship-based business and agri-business banking services. It also offers a range of deposit and loan products to its retail customers through several channels, including its branch network, online banking system, mobile banking applications, and customer care centers. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2002 - Current

Great Western Bank operates as a financial services organization that provides a comprehensive and integrated financial products and services. It specializes in personal banking, business banking, wealth management, agribusiness banking, mortgage and cash management. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD.

President & Chief Executive Officer
1976 - 2002

Marquette Bank operates as a state chartered commercial bank. It offers lending, home financing, financial education, and financial management services for personal and business accounts. The company was founded by John F. McCarthy on May 12, 1945 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$1,000
2011

Majority Leader at Office of the Senate Majority Leader, Mitchell McConnell, Jr.

$2,400
2009

Majority Whip at Office of the Senate Majority Whip, John Thune

Transactions
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National Australia Bank Ltd., Great Western Bancorp, Inc. - South Dakota purchase North Central Bancshares, Inc.

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