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Top Loan Officers for 2020 Earn Recognition

For Immediate Release


October 15, 2020

SDHDA Contact: Mark Lauseng


Top Loan Officers Earn Recognition

PIERRE, S.D. (10/15/20) – South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is pleased to announce the seven top loan officers for SDHDA’s loan products. 

The top SDHDA loan officers of 2020 are: Ryan Spellerberg, First Premier Bank, Sioux Falls, Area 1; Sarah Erickson, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Watertown, Area 2; Justin Froiland, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Brookings, Area 3; Shawna Kleinwolterink, Plains Commerce Bank, Sioux Falls, Area 4; Blaine Fopma, Reliabank Dakota, Sioux Falls, Area 5; Julie Brownell, Plains Commerce Bank, Aberdeen, Area 6; and Kannan Harms, Dacotah Bank, Rapid City, Area 7.

Together these seven loan officers contributed more than $55.6 million in homeownership loans in twelve months. 

“At SDHDA, loan officers are critical to the success of our programs,” said Brent Adney, director of homeownership programs. “The Loan Officer Recognition Program is a small token from SDHDA in appreciation of all the work they do for this organization and their strong commitment to providing affordable homeownership opportunities for South Dakotans.”

The SDHDA Loan Officer Recognition Program is an annual honor designed to recognize loan officers who consistently promote affordable housing by offering SDHDA programs. Loan officers from SDHDA Participating Lenders were divided into seven geographic areas by county population base and the number of SDHDA loans purchased.

In addition, SDHDA also honored the top five lending institutions within the state. They are Plains Commerce Bank, First Premier Bank, First Bank and Trust, NA, Gateway First Bank, and Open Mortgage, LLC dba Premier Home Mortgage.


About South Dakota Housing Development Authority

South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) was created by the South Dakota legislature in 1973 with a stated mission to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low- and moderate-income South Dakotans.  SDHDA is a self-supporting, nonprofit entity.  SDHDA utilizes housing bonds, tax credits and other federal and state resources to fund housing programs that provide mortgage and downpayment assistance, housing construction and rehabilitation, homelessness prevention and rental assistance.

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