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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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Market President, Sioux Empire

With a 16-year tenure at MetaBank, Kathy oversees banking in the Sioux Empire region, including business banking and mortgage. She brings expertise in commercial and retail banking, starting as a teller in college and advancing to business banking and management. Kathy has succeeded by ensuring the staff gives great attention to detail with customers: “One little thing at a time, done really well, adds up to exceptional customer service and long-term relationships.”

Kathy is a Sioux Empire native, receiving a bachelor’s degree from Augustana University and an MBA from the University of South Dakota. She is active in the community, including serving as Incoming Board President of the Sioux Council Boy Scouts Board of Directors. Kathy enjoys the local culture especially the theater, symphony and Sioux Falls sporting events.


  • Retail and Commercial Banking
  • Bank Operations
  • Leadership

Community Involvement 

  • Volunteers of America Foundation Board Member
  • Sioux Council Boy Scouts of America, Incoming Board President
  • Southeast Technical Institute Board Member, Past President
  • Member of Chamber of Commerce Community Appeals

"At MetaBank, we espouse a culture of caring. My greatest strength is giving our customers the special attention they deserve and imparting that quality to our staff."

Kathy Thorson