American Bank & Trust (AB&T) is pleased to announce that Hayden Handcock has joined the team as the market president in Pierre, S.D. Handcock brings over nine years of agriculture financial services experience to serve the Central S.D. community.

“I have spent my career in agriculture by supporting dreams in both community and fields,” said Handcock. “My mission is to help support individuals pursue and thrive in their interests, ensuring success at every step. “I am honored to lead and inspire the talented team in Pierre and committed to fostering collaboration, innovation and a shared dedication to serving our community.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Hayden to the exceptional AB&T team,” stated Scott Erickson, President and CEO. “He demonstrates the definition of what we mean by community banking with local, fast decision-making to best serve the towns that we have grown up in.”

Handcock is a proud native of Onida, S.D. where he graduated from Sully Buttes High School before attending South Dakota State University and then returning to his hometown to embark on his banking journey. He is a 2015 graduate of the SDBA National School for Beginning Ag Bankers and a 2016 graduate of the SDBA National School for Experience Ag Banker. Handcock has previously held roles as commercial loan officer at an agricultural financing company as well as another regional bank.

“I decided to take this new role as I had a strong desire to return to community banking,” said Handcock. “Community banking is the heartbeat of local economies, fostering trust, resilience, and personalized support that big institutions often can’t match. It’s not just about transactions; it’s about building relationships and investing in the prosperity of our local communities.”

About American Bank & Trust
American Bank & Trust (AB&T) is a $1.7 billion asset, family-owned community bank that has served South Dakota since 1888. AB&T offers robust banking and trust services, complimented with the most recent modern technology, delivered by the finest personnel in banking in 19 locations throughout South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota.  The freedom to create is what the Bank stands for in the culture they’ve developed and in the relationships they’ve built over generations. AB&T is committed to being a bank that energizes the imagination, empowers real people’s aspirations, and thrives on solving interesting challenges. To learn more, visit Member FDIC.

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