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MetaBank is led by experienced industry professionals who have a hand in every aspect of the business – from the day-to-day operations of the bank branches to the molding of the financial industry, offering up their expertise in the nation’s capital.

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Chief Executive Officer, MetaBank and Meta Financial Group

In his position as MetaBank and Meta Financial Group CEO, J. Tyler Haahr strives to guide the company in living out its mission to promote financial inclusion for everyone. With a financial and legal industry background, Tyler uses his experiences and belief in this mission to set policy and direction for MetaBank and its holding company, Meta Financial Group.

Meta Financial Group and its affiliates have employed Tyler since March 1997. Previously, he was a partner with the law firm of Lewis and Roca LLP in Phoenix, Ariz. He serves as the Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of LifeScape. Tyler also serves as a director and is past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Sioux Falls YMCA. He received his B.S. degree with honors from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. In addition, he graduated with honors from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

"Always be honest, fair and loyal with the people with which you work.  Never let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

J. Tyler Haahr - CEO of MetaBank and Meta Financial Group