Christopher Ekstrum

President and Chief Executive Officer

Chris is FNB’s President and CEO. A native of Philip, SD, he received his undergraduate degree from USD and attended Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University.

Chris began his career with FNB in 1993, and grew within the organization. He transitioned from a personal banker to a business banker, to FNB’s business banking manager, then to chief banking officer before being selected as Bill Baker’s successor.

“Back when I was a banker, my favorite part was helping people realize their dreams, helping their businesses succeed. Today, I just like seeing the impact we have on our community.”

When he’s not leading FNB, he loves volunteering with Sioux Falls Cares, and doing anything that ends in –ing (running, skiing, hunting, and golfing).

More from Chris:


2023 year in review

2023 certainly wasn’t an easy year for banks across the country, and 2024 is already on track to have its own set of challenges —

The Strength of Our Community Bank

The First National Bank in Sioux Falls began its long-term commitment to the Sioux Falls area in 1885.

2022 year in review

Well, having a foot of snow dumped on us was certainly the most South Dakota way to start the new year.