Blake Chesley


Business Banker

“I love working with numbers, but I also love meeting with people. This industry provides the perfect intersection for those two passions.”

If you’re looking for a business banker whose strengths include financial modeling, corporate finance, risk management, and solving a Rubik’s Cube in about a minute, look no further than Blake!

This Sioux Falls native has worked in the financial services industry since 2018, and after a year at FNB working as a Business Banking Trainee, Blake was promoted to Business Banker in July of 2022.

Just two months prior, he graduated with his MBA from Augustana University — where he also earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, and economics. Now, he’s excited to help small businesses make a difference in and positively impact our community.

To make his own positive impact, Blake volunteers with organizations that directly support the Sioux Falls area, including The Banquet, Rake the Town, Habitat for Humanity, and the Boys and Girls Club. He also holds a volunteer position with the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, where he helps new members of the Chamber get the most out of their memberships.

When he’s not in the office or volunteering, you can find Blake on the ski mountain, at the lake, or on a hike. He also enjoys reading, playing golf and soccer, watching sports, and spending time with his family, friends, and bernedoodle puppy, Ole (named after the Augustana University mascot, Ole the Viking).

Want to meet with Blake? He’d love to chat over sushi at Oshima!


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