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FNB Family Friday: Mitchell Janssen

Tell us about your background. Where you grew up, where you went to school, industry experience, your family, and volunteer work.

I grew up in Orange City, Iowa, and attended MOC-Floyd Valley High School. I then studied at Northwestern College, where I played football and graduated in 2014 with a degree in exercise science. I ended up moving to Sioux Falls in 2018. After talking with a few people from First National, I decided I wanted to get into banking.

I have an older brother, older sister, and a twin sister. In my immediate family, I have four nephews and four nieces. My wife, Jodi, has two siblings with an additional eight nephews and nieces. We have very blessed and busy families!

Q: What is your role at FNB? What does your day-to-day work look like?

I am a Universal Banker at the Benson Road branch. My day largely consists of deposit and withdrawal transactions, telephone transfers, balance inquiries, document tracking, and opening checking and savings accounts.

Q: What is your favorite thing about FNB?

I love that FNB truly cares about their employees and values the communities we serve. I really appreciate coming to work knowing the leaders in the Bank are driven by ideals that guide their behavior and decisions. By striving to be a trusted steward of our customers’ resources, it’s evident that FNB is dedicated to helping our customers reach their goals and simply making their lives easier.

Q: What are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about my family. My family tries to be intentional about spending time with each other and continuing to make memories. With lots of kids running around, I’ve always wanted to be the fun, loving, and cool uncle.

This fall I will officially be promoted to daddy! Stay tuned!

Q: If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be and why?

Though the options are endless, I’d say I would’ve liked to listen in on President Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address in 1863. I think his speech was short, concise, and certainly made an impact on American history. I’d then probably cook a steak on a cast iron pan over an open fire.

Q: If you had $500 to spend at any local business, where or what would you spend it on?

If I had to narrow it down to one local business, I think I’d spend the $500 at Look’s Marketplace. I love grilling meat and trying different seasonings to go with it. They have an exceptional meat counter and unique food items to get you motivated to cook.


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