A former Citibank payments specialist has been appointed to the board of Meta Financial Group in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The $3 billion-asset holding company for MetaBank said in a press release Monday that Kendall Stork, Citibank's retired regional director of credit card operations, will join the boards of the company and bank unit June 27.

Stork retired earlier this year from Citibank, where he was also site president of its Sioux Falls location, leading all core operations servicing for the bank's branded and retail credit card portfolios across several domestic and international locations. Previously, he was president and chief executive of Citibank South Dakota N.A. for 11 years.

"Ken brings tremendous credit card, payments, operations, banking and leadership expertise and experience to Meta's board," J. Tyler Haahr, Meta Financial's chairman and chief executive, said in the release.

Meta operates ten bank branches and a payments system that offers prepaid cards and other payments products and services.