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Join us for our 63rd Annual Meeting

Our 63rd Annual Meeting will be held on Mon., May 21, 2018, at West River Electric Association located at 3250 E Hwy 44 in Rapid City. The social begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Business Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Join us as we welcome our new President Keith Robbennolt and we honor our outgoing President Nancy Ellwein, who is retiring after 31 years of dedicated service to the Credit Union.

Sentinel Federal announces new President & CEO

Keith RobbennoltBOX ELDER, S.D. (March 7, 2018) — The Board of Directors of Sentinel Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Robbennolt of Rapid City, S.D., as the Credit Union’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Nancy Ellwein who is retiring after 31 years at Sentinel Federal and 18 years as President and CEO. The Board of Directors welcomes Keith with great enthusiasm and is convinced they have found a dynamic and engaging leader to guide Sentinel Federal into the future. Robbennolt shared, “I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to join and lead such an outstanding organization and build upon Sentinel Federal Credit Union’s success.”

Robbennolt is a seasoned executive, with his entire working career spent within the financial services industry. For over a decade Keith has held key leadership roles in the financial institutions he’s worked at. Keith held the position of Senior Vice President at Black Hills Community Bank in Rapid City and most recently, Senior Vice President at Security First Bank.

Keith is currently a Board member for the Black Hills Works Foundation and sits on the Finance Committee for this organization. He is active in the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, along with many other community events. Keith served as a Board member of the United Way of the Black Hills and has served in many capacities in other community groups such as Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics.

Ben Treadwell, Board Chairman said, “Keith’s active involvement in the community aligns well with Sentinel Federal Credit Union’s community commitment.”

Robbennolt is a graduate of Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., with a Business Administration degree with an emphasis on Marketing. He is also a graduate of The Stonier Graduate School of Banking, done in conjunction with The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Leadership Certificate from The Wharton School of Business.

Keith and his wife Shawna have three sons. As a family they love camping, hiking, and exploring everything the Black Hills has to offer. Keith enjoys being active in the community, attending many of his kids’ activities, playing golf, and listening to music on his vintage record player.

“I’m honored to be selected as Sentinel Federal Credit Union’s next President and Chief Executive Officer,” said Robbennolt. “Sentinel Federal has a proud history and is deeply committed to serving its members. I look forward to leading an organization that exists to make a positive impact in the lives of our members and the communities we serve.”

Darla Thompson joins Sentinel Federal

Darla Thompson joins SentinelCUSTER, S.D. (Feb. 6, 2018) — Sentinel Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Darla Thompson has been hired as the Branch Manager and Financial Services Officer of the Custer Branch located at 18 Mount Rushmore Road in Custer, S.D.

“I’m excited to welcome Darla to our team,” Matt Gluhosky, Executive Vice President, said. “Her energy and dedicated focus to providing excellent member service is exactly our goal. Plus, Darla’s experience in the financial industry as well as her 10 years’ development experience is the right fit for our Custer Branch.”

As Branch Manager, Darla will be responsible for growing membership and business development. “I’m excited to get started and looking forward to helping meet the financial needs of the Custer community,” Darla said. A longtime resident of the area, Darla lives in Custer with her husband, Orion, and their daughters, Ciara and Mya.

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Fraud Notice

Sentinel Federal Credit Union warns all members to be extremely cautious when you are asked for personal or financial information over the phone, by email, through a text message or the Internet. Don’t give out personal information unless you’ve initiated the contact and are sure you know who you’re dealing with.

Identity thieves are clever, and may pose as a representative of your Credit Union to get you to reveal your sensitive information. The thieves may use pressure to get you to act immediately or use scare tactics or harassment to trick you into sharing your personal information.

DO NOT RESPOND to these fraudulent messages. These are scams attempting to steal your personal information. Sentinel Federal Credit Union will NEVER contact you via email, text, or phone asking for confidential or sensitive information. Remember never give out your sensitive information to people who contact you.

Contact us immediately at 605-923-1405 or 888-923-1400 if you responded to a fraudulent message and have given out any information.

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