by: Josh Hogue, Chairman of ICBSD, President, Reliabank Dakota

It is my privilege and honor to serve as the Chairman of the ICBSD. I am embarking on this journey with gratitude, solidarity, and shared vision. Thank you for your solid commitment to the principles and values that define our independent banking community. Each of you plays an integral role in strengthening the financial foundations of our communities and in nurturing the relationships that are at the heart of community banking.

It’s no secret that the banking landscape is constantly evolving. South Dakota’s community banks are not immune to the economic shifts that occur at both national and global levels. The ICBSD’s mission is to “empower independent community banks”, especially through turbulent times. As we continue to navigate the challenges of our industry, remember ICBSD is here to support you, our bank members! We have a variety of member benefits and resources available that will empower your institution and bring support:

  1. Advocacy. Through our PAC, we will continue to be a strong voice for community banks in legislative and regulatory matters, working tirelessly to ensure that our interests are represented and our concerns addressed. If you have not yet contributed to the ICBSD PAC 100 club, I strongly encourage you to do so before the end of the year!
  2. Education and Training. Knowledge is power. Through Community Bankers University and Community Banker Webinar Network, we provide our members with valuable resources, training, and tools to navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities of the banking industry. To learn more, visit the “Events and Education” tab on ICBSD.com.
  3. Networking and Collaboration. Building strong relationships within our association and with other community banks fosters a sense of unity and shared purpose. We facilitate several opportunities for networking and collaboration among our members.
  4. Industry Access. ICBSD continues to expand our network of vetted and approved, associate members and Preferred Partners. If your institution is looking for a new product or service, please let us know! We would be happy to refer you to one of our trusted associate members or Preferred Partners!
  5. Community Engagement. Our commitment to our communities is unwavering. We will continue to encourage and support community involvement and outreach by our member banks.


Thank you for being part of the ICBSD. I look forward to the journey ahead, and I am confident that, together, we will continue to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.

Fast Facts About Chairman Josh Hogue: 

  • Hometown: Gregory, SD
  • Education: BS Business Management & Marketing from Dakota State University, MS Banking and Financial Services from Northern State University, and Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Community Involvement: Treasurer of the Beacon Center, Watertown Area United Way Board Member, Watertown Development Company Board Member


Something Interesting You May Not Know About Josh:

  • I attended 2 years of band camp.
  • After marginal high school success, I tried to be a collegiate athlete.
  • I learned the most as an adjunct professor at a local college teaching night class.
  • My reading list includes philosophy, health, and personal development books. All of which do not impress my three daughters.