PIERRE – Andy Hubbart has been named Regional President at BankWest in Pierre. Hubbart will manage the bank’s two Pierre branches as well as the Kennebec and Kadoka locations. Hubbart’s duties will include supervision of retail, agricultural and commercial banking. Former Pierre Regional President Terry Fitzke was promoted to the Head of Lending for the entire BankWest organization.
“As we continue to grow, we are fortunate to have a group of talented and committed employees to grow with us. Terry’s promotion to Head of Lending will help us build on our responsive and fiscally sound lending practices, and has also created an opportunity to promote from within,” said BankWest Chairman, President and CEO Charles H. Burke III. “Andy’s years of experience as a Business Development Officer with BankWest will make him an excellent leader for the Pierre area.”
Andy is a native of Brandon, South Dakota, and has 18 years of professional banking experience, including a background in agribusiness and commercial lending. Hubbart is a 2003 graduate of South Dakota State University in Brookings where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business economics. He also attained his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota in 2018.
“Andy thoroughly understands business, finance, local economies and the loan process,” Burke said. “More importantly, he’s a South Dakotan who has a passion for the people and the communities he serves.”
When he is not working, Andy enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with family. He and his wife, Katie, have one son, Camden.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to step into this new role,” Hubbart said. “I appreciate the fact that BankWest is a family-owned, community bank and decisions are made right here in South Dakota.”
Andy’s office is located at 420 S. Pierre Street in Pierre.