Bailey grew up on a farm south of Flandreau and graduated from Flandreau High School. Later, she earned her Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Globe University. She loves to participate in parades and other community events in Dell Rapids and also helps with community cleanups and elections in Trent, SD, where she lives with her husband, Brett, and their chocolate lab, Mabel!
Q: What is your role at FNB? What does your day-to-day work look like?
I am a Universal Banker at FNB’s Dell Rapids branch, which means I am in the teller line but also get to do some personal banker duties. My favorite part about my job is that I never really know what my day is going to look like. I could be running deposits and chatting with our regulars, or I could be back at my desk helping someone learn how to do online banking or open a checking account. I love how this position allows me to get to know our customers on many different levels.
Q: What’s the best memory or experience you’ve had at FNB?
We have made a lot of fun memories at work, but the one that really stands out is the Dell Rapids homecoming parade in 2019. We had Diana’s 1927 Chevy, but there wasn’t enough room in the car, so Jamie and I just stood on the running boards and held on for dear life. We cruised all around town “looking for a parking spot” but actually, I think we were just having too much fun to park it.
Q: If you could switch jobs with anyone at the Bank, who would it be and why?
Any member of the Ag Team on the golf outing day! From the stories I hear, that day is always an absolute blast and it is an awesome way for the Ag Team to connect with their customers in a more casual environment. Since I grew up on a farm and my parents attend the golf outing, I think I would really enjoy spending the day with neighbors, friends, and customers!
Q: What’s your favorite motto or quote?
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to leave the world a better place, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Q: What is something that people would be surprised to learn about you?
I traveled to Ireland with my mom and sister in January 2020. We got to experience so many different landscapes, tour a couple castles, see the Cliffs of Moher, and we met so many amazing locals. I can’t wait to go back!
Q: If you had $500 to spend at any local business, where or what would you spend it on?
It would be a toss-up between County Fair Food Stores and LaDelle and Fourth Coffeehouse here in Dell Rapids! County Fair would be the responsible choice, because who doesn’t need groceries? But I could spend $500 on LaDelle and Fourth’s caramel frappe in a heartbeat!