From teller to personal banker, Up-and-Comer finds career path

This week’s Up-and-Comer is Shaniah Geels, a personal banker with Security National Bank of South Dakota.

Name: Shaniah Geels

Age: 22

Hometown: Sioux Center, Iowa

What brought you to Sioux Falls?

I came to Sioux Falls back in 2014 to attend Southeast Technical Institute. I always wanted to live in a bigger city, so I thought Sioux Falls was the perfect size for me.

What keeps you in Sioux Falls?

I love being in this type of growing community. There are so many activities to be a part of. Since living in Sioux Falls, I have been involved in different organizations. I have danced for both the Skyforce and Storm teams, which is something I really enjoy!

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

I love being able to connect with customers and help them in lots of areas of banking. I enjoy the atmosphere and the people I work with. Being able to develop a personal relationship with customers as they make important decisions is rewarding to me. This is what keeps me continually coming back to work — the relationships with my customers.

How did you get connected to your industry?

The financial world is something that has always interested me. Growing up, several family members were involved in this industry. After I graduated from Southeast Tech, I started my internship with Security National Bank as a teller. From there, I continued to learn more about the services and products we offered through the bank. I knew I wanted to do more. From there, I have worked as a financial service representative and now am a personal banker.

Describe Security National Bank of South Dakota in three words.

Dedicated, driven and passionate.

What’s one business you’d like to see in Sioux Falls that isn’t here now?

I would love to see a Chick-fil-A open here!

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself continuing to develop my skills in the financial field.

 

From teller to personal banker, Up-and-Comer finds career path

This week’s Up-and-Comer is Shaniah Geels, a personal banker with Security National Bank of South Dakota.

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