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

Presently, Kenneth James Karels holds the position of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (South Dakota) and Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at 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. Kenneth James Karels previously occupied the position of President & Chief Executive Officer for Marquette Bank (Chicago, Illinois).

Overview
Career Highlights

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

RelSci Relationships

525

Number of Boards

5

Birthday

1957

Age

62

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Spies Corporation

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

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President & Chief Executive Officer 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 & Director 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 Nebraska Bankers Association

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Former President, Worldwide Financial Services Division at Deere & Co.

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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 provides products including certificates of deposit, checking, credit cards, home mortgages, loans, mobile banking, online banking and financial solutions. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD.

President & Chief Executive Officer
1976 - 2002

Part of Marquette National Corp., Marquette Bank (Chicago, Illinois) is an American company located in Chicago, IL, specializing in state commercial banks. George S. Moncada is currently the CEO of the firm.

Boards & Committees
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2014 - 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 provides products including certificates of deposit, checking, credit cards, home mortgages, loans, mobile banking, online banking and financial solutions. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD.

Director
Current

Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc. is a private company headquartered in Milbank, SD, that manufactures and wholesales chees.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Avera Health provides healthcare services. Its services include management and consultation, educational programs, employee benefit programs, insurance coverages, legal services, medical record coding and consultation services. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD.

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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