President, Fishback Financial Corporation
Van Fishback is the President of Fishback Financial Corporation, based in Brookings, which is South Dakota’s largest privately held financial holding company with five subsidiary banks and various other assets. The banks finance wind power, agricultural development and other activities in South Dakota and Minnesota, among other business activities. Van joined his family’s banking organization after receiving his B.A. in Economics and attending the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and receiving his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is involved with numerous professional and civic organizations and boards in Brookings and across South Dakota including the South Dakota State University Foundation, Vision Brookings and Prairie Repertory Theater.