Board of Directors

  • Douglas J. Hajek

    Douglas J. Hajek


    Douglas J. Hajek is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank. He is a lawyer concentrating in corporate and financial services matters with over thirty years of experience and practices with the law firm of Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP. Previously, Hajek held management positions in commercial banking at U.S. Bank and two independent banks. Hajek serves as vice chair of the South Dakota Building Authority and is a member of the Finance Council of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls. Hajek graduated from South Dakota State University (B.S.), the University of Northern Colorado (M.A.), and the University of South Dakota School of Law.

    Vice-Chair of the Board
  • Brad Hanson

    Brad Hanson

    President and CEO of Meta Financial Group and Co-President and CEO of MetaBank

    With more than 25 years of experience in banking, payment cards, and financial technology, Brad has been widely recognized for the significant role he played in the development of the prepaid card industry. Brad joined Meta Financial Group, Inc. in May 2004 where he founded Meta Payment Systems. After serving as the President of MetaBank, N.A. and Meta Payment Systems, Brad was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2018. Before joining the Company, he served as a Senior Vice President at BankFirst where he gained experience in retail banking, mortgage lending, and credit cards in addition to managing the technology and project management functions for the bank. Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of South Dakota and has served on various non-profit boards including his current role as a member of the Global Board of Operation HOPE. Brad has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank, N.A. since 2005.

    • Elizabeth G. Hoople

      Elizabeth G. Hoople


      Elizabeth G. Hoople is a member of the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank. Hoople currently works as a financial services consultant with Bank On Marketing, a consulting firm she formed in March 2013, specializing in business strategy, marketing and payments product development. Until March 2013, she served as head of marketing for Wells Fargo for 15 years and holds several patents for developing “My Spending Report,” an online personal financial and budgeting tool for Hoople previously held management positions with Providian Financial and also with Citigroup, at which she introduced the world’s first major Photocard product. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

    • Michael R. Kramer

      Michael R. Kramer


      Michael R. Kramer is a member of the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank. Since 2004, Kramer has been a member at the law firm Dickinson Wright, PLLC, legal counsel to Crestmark. Prior to that, Kramer was a senior partner at Miro Weiner & Kramer from 1995 to 2004. He has been a lawyer since 1968, concentrating on corporate, real estate and banking and financial services matters. Kramer received a B.A. in Business from Miami University and a J.D. from Wayne State University Law School. Kramer previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

    • Frederick V. Moore

      Frederick V. Moore


      Frederick V. Moore is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank. Moore has served as an Executive Search Consultant with AGB Search since July 2017. He also serves on the Executive Advisory Board of Campus Works, a company that provides consultation technology-based services to higher education, a post he has held since July 2017. Moore served as President of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa from 1995 until June 2017, when he was named President Emeritus. Moore is an attorney who holds a J.D. with Honors, M.B.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked in corporate America as a strategic planner, financial analyst, and marketing executive.

      Chairman of the Board
    • Becky S. Shulman

      Becky S. Shulman

      Becky S. Shulman is a member of the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank. Shulman is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Card Compliant, LLC, a compliance specialty company serving the prepaid and stored value card industry, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to joining Card Compliant in 2012, Shulman held several executive positions in the financial services and tax industries, including CFO and Treasurer of H&R Block, Inc. and Deputy CFO of LPL Financial. She also served on the Board of Directors of H&R Block Bank from 2009 until its sale in 2015 and previously held the position of Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Central Credit Union. Shulman graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. degree in Computer Management and received her MBA from the University of Illinois.
    • Kendall E. Stork

      Kendall E. Stork


      Kendall E. Stork is a member of the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank. In 2016, Stork retired as Sioux Falls Site President for Citibank, a position he held for 17 years. He was previously the President and CEO of Citibank, South Dakota where he served for 12 years as a Board Member, seven of those as Chair. Stork graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a Bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting.