Beyond the Bank
Originally from Corsica, Preston Broughton grew up working on his grandfather's row crop and cow/calf farm just outside of town. He helped with the operation through high school and college, when he attended DWU in Mitchell.Now that Preston has worked over a decade in banking, he knows the importance of a good support system for your operation. Preston states,
"I think community banks play a vital role in the ag industry and helping finance family farming operations. As banks continue to get bigger and bigger and some are eliminating their exposure in the ag sector-and especially eliminating their exposure in small family farms-we play a significant role at providing a home for those type of operations."
McKayla Buechler is originally from Alexandria, South Dakota, and grew up on her family's grain and cattle farm. She knows the agriculture is a way of life, and those ag communities are the heart of South Dakota. Growing up, she always knew she would work in ag in some capacity, and attended SDSU and received a degree in Ag Systems Technology. In 2018, she landed in a career as an ag lender, and has loved getting to know this side of the operation.
Her favorite part about working at Plains Commerce Bank is the community that they have created with each customer. She identifies herself as, "wife, mom, banker, farmer's daughter, and agvocate."
Lisa Baruth is from Huron, South Dakota but has been living and working in Alpena for several decades, where her family maintains a cow/calf, row crop, and backgrounding operation. In addition to the farm, her family also runs a feed, seed and supply store--all of which contributes to Lisa's extensive farming knowledge.
Lisa has been in banking since 2011 and works to improve the efficiency and profitability of her customer's farms. She is committed to the success of her clients, and is ready hear your needs.
Tye Harris was raised on a farm in Plankinton, South Dakota, in a small farming community of 700. He received his degree in Agricultural Business from SDSU and has now been in banking for 4 years. His background in that agricultural community instilled in him the value of a community bank with personal attention.
Tye seeks out the face-to-face interactions that builds a relationship into trust. He knows personal service is crucial to a good community bank.
Luke Tiesler is from Rushmore, Minnesota and grew up raising livestock and row crop farming. He attended Mitchell Technical Institute and has now been in the service industry for more than 10 years.
To him, community banking means banking with friends and neighbors, who know you individually and care about your passions. Our ag customers should not be numbers on a balance sheet--they're a vital part of the economy, and real people and families.