Austin Bernhard Spotlight

Occupation/Profession: Market President, American Bank & Trust

Family: My wife Jenny and our 3 growing kids, Cameron, Alivia and Brooks

Interests / Hobbies: Anything Outdoors

Looking back on your life, who influenced you most and in what ways?:
Both of my parents have always been great influences and helped instill the importance of values. I can also thank a lot great bosses, coaches and mentors that have invested a personal interest to help me along the way.

Year your CACS Board Member term began: 2019

What are your reasons for serving on the CACS Board of Directors:
Mental Health is an issue that can affect any age, gender or diversity and it is important to me to have the resources available to help all.

Describe your vision for CACS: 
CACS provides vital services to a large area in Central South Dakota. Many programs are offered that benefit individuals and families in our community. My vision is to provide a safe and welcoming service to allow for people to recognize the care provided and feel comfortable reaching out for help when needed. As a board member my hope is to help with the advisory of the agency so the CACS Team can continue to concentrate on providing exceptional services to their customers.