Steve is Gate City Bank chairman, president and chief executive officer, and is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a degree in business economics. He joined Gate City in 1978 as a management trainee. In 1979, he was named personnel officer, and in 1980 assistant personnel manager. Swiontek was named office coordinator in 1983 with the responsibility of directing activities in nine of the bank’s offices. In 1993 he was named director of administration. In 2000, Swiontek was elected to the Board of Directors and named president and in 2001 named chairman, president and CEO. In 2006, Swiontek received a certificate of director education from the National Association of Corporate Directors.