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The Buffalo Plains Group


Experience, intellectual capital and dedicated personal service to help you meet your life goals

Our Story and Services

Our Story

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Our team offers more than 85 years of combined experience in multiple areas of the investment spectrum.  We, at the Buffalo Plains Group, are focused on the total client experience in our solutions based practice.  Whether this is an initial exposure to individual investing, a family cross-generation wealth management issue, or institutional advisory consultation, our goal is to provide full exposure to Morgan Stanley's global presence.

Team members include William A White, Senior Vice President / Leisa Nash, Financial Advisor / Cheryl Haugse, Portfolio Associate.

Services Include

  • Financial Planning
  • Asset Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Planning for Special Needs Individuals
  • Fixed Income
  • Cash Management
  • Certificates of Deposit
  • Corporate Bonds
  • Alternative Investments
  • Endowments and Foundations
  • Life Insurance
  • Sustainable Investing

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  • 909 St Joseph Street
  • 6th Floor
  • Rapid City, SD 57701



    William began his financial services career at Merrill Lynch. He received his BSBA in marketing from the University of Denver in 1968.
    Leisa began her career with EF Hutton in 1986 and became registered in 1990.

    Together with our licensed Portfolio Associate, Cheryl Haugse, our team has more than 85 years of financial service industry experience.

    Community Involvement

    Community Involvement

    William has been a board member at Youth & Family Services for 7 years.  Leisa has been involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for nearly 20 years, both as a board member and as a Big Sister.  In addition to supporting these agencies, our team supports several local charities each year. 



    • William has been named one of Barron’s “Top 1,000 Financial Advisors,” in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, as identified by *Barron’s magazine.

    Meet The Buffalo Plains Group


    Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a truly personalized wealth strategy.  Today and for the years to come.

    • 401(k) Rollovers
    • IRA Plans
    • Retirement income strategies
    • Annuities


    Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.

    • Estate Planning
    • 529 Plans / Education Planning
    • Long Term Care Insurance
    • Trust Services and Accounting


    Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.

    • Asset management
    • Traditional investments
    • Alternative Investments
    • Impact Investing

    Business Planning

    Partnering with you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.

    • Succession Planning
    • Business Planning
    • Retirement Plan Sponsors
    • Corporate Pension Funds


    Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same best-in-class service as the rest of your wealth.

    • Endowments
    • Foundations
    • Donor Advised Funds
    • Impact Investing

    Ready to start a conversation? Contact The Buffalo Plains Group today.

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