Board of Directors

  • J. Tyler Haahr

    J. Tyler Haahr

    Chairman of the Board
    J. Tyler Haahr is Chairman of the Board and former Chief Executive Officer of Meta Financial Group, Inc. (“Meta Financial”) and MetaBank. 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. In addition, he serves as a Director and is past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Sioux Falls YMCA. He received his B.S. degree in Accounting with honors from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, S.D. He graduated with honors from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
    Chairman of the Board
    • Douglas J. Hajek

      Douglas J. Hajek

      Director

      Douglas J. Hajek is a member of the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank. He is a practicing lawyer with thirty years of experience and is a partner in 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. Hajek is a member of the Compensation and Nominating Committees.

    • Brad Hanson

      Brad Hanson

      President of Meta Financial Group, MetaBank and Meta Payment Systems
      Brad Hanson has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, including numerous banking, card industry and technology-related capacities. During his career Brad has played a significant role in the development of the prepaid card industry. His experience working with regulators and many financial innovators provides a unique perspective on the history of prepaid, current threats and opportunities, and the changing roles of key participants in the prepaid value chain. Brad is the President of Meta Financial Group, MetaBank and Meta Payment Systems. He is a founding member of the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association where he still serves as a board member. Brad has been recognized as a Paybefore Industry Achievement Award winner and serves as a board member for Help Worldwide and the Midwest Region of Operation HOPE.
      • Michael R. Kramer

        Michael R. Kramer

        Director

        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.

      • Elizabeth G. Hoople

        Elizabeth G. Hoople

        Director

        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 wellsfargo.com. 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. Hoople is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees and serves as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee.

      • W. David Tull

        W. David Tull

        Director

        W. David Tull is a member of the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank. Tull founded Crestmark in 1996 and served as Crestmark’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since Crestmark’s inception. Prior to founding Crestmark, Tull held positions as Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Michigan National Corporation, a $12 billion bank holding company. Tull received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and a banking certificate from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. Tull has served on a variety of civic and corporate boards of directors including the American Factoring Association, the International Factoring Association, The Crown Group, Michigan National Bank, Independence One Mutual Funds, Marquette Venture Capital Advisory Board, Detroit Historical Society and The Music Hall Center for Performing Arts. Tull currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

      • Frederick V. Moore

        Frederick V. Moore

        Director

        Frederick V. Moore is the Lead Director and Vice 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. 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. Moore is a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees and serves as the Chairperson of the Compensation Committee.

        Vice-Chair of the Board
        Lead Director
      • Becky S. Shulman

        Becky S. Shulman

        Director
        Becky S. Shulman is a member of the Board of Directors of Meta Financial Group, Inc. and MetaBank. Shulman is the Chief Financial Officer 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. Shulman is a member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating Committees.
      • Kendall E. Stork

        Kendall E. Stork

        Director

        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. He is a member of the Compensation and Nominating Committees and serves as Chairperson of the Audit Committee.