Jeff Russell

Senior Vice President and Chief Banking Officer

“I always loved going to the bank on payday to deposit my check and being greeted with smiles and genuine hellos. ”

“The tellers always knew my name and thanked me for my business even though I was just a kid.” At just 15 years old, Jeff opened his first checking account with FNB and says his favorite part about payday wasn’t just about the money but going to the bank to deposit it.

The Sioux Falls native attended USD where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics and began his banking career in 2001. He comments that even though he started at another financial institution, he always wanted to be at First National Bank.

Now one of Jeff’s favorite things about his job is how the entire organization treats its customers and employees.

Outside of work, you can find him on the board of the South Dakota Symphony and a volunteer of Junior Achievement and The Banquet. He also spends time exercising and traveling with his family for youth soccer.