Omaha Advisory Board Established for Cornhusker Bank

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The Cornhusker Bank Omaha Advisory Board was established to assist the bank in its marketing and community development activities within the Greater Omaha area.  This group is working alongside Allen Chaffee, Omaha Market President, to identify Omaha market trends and opportunities.  The board meets on a quarterly basis.

The board as pictured in the photo consists of (front row) Alex Epstein, Executive Vice President/OMNE Partners; David Shiffermiller, Executive Vice President – Lending/Cornhusker Bank;  Frank Mihulka, Attorney/Woods and Aitken, LLP; Allen Chaffee, Omaha Market President/ Cornhusker Bank; Dr. Matthew Klemke/View Pointe Vision; (middle row) Matthew DeBoer, Vice President – Managing Principal/HDR Architecture; Chris Tointon, CEO-President/ YMCA of Greater Omaha; James Prchal, Owner-Partner/ Prchal Petersen Group, LLC; (back row) John Dittman, Chairman/Cornhusker Bank; and Barry Lockard, President-CEO/Cornhusker Bank.  Allen Chaffee reported, “This group, comprised of professionals from different industries, enhances Cornhusker Bank’s understanding of the Greater Omaha area and matters which are important in the community.”

Cornhusker Bank Promotes Nuismer

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Cornhusker Bank has announced the promotion of David Nuismer to Chief Credit Officer.  Barry Lockard, Cornhusker Bank President reports, “Dave’s extensive lending experience and strong analytical skills and sound judgement, along with a strength in knowledge of regulations governing lending will serve the bank and its customers well.”  

David, who has 18 years of banking experience has been with Cornhusker Bank since 2010 and has most recently served the bank as vice president/manager, Credit Administration.  In his new role Mr. Nuismer is responsible for overall management of the Bank’s credit administration, underwriting and loan review and analysis functions and support staff in those areas. 

Cornhusker Bank Welcomes New Directors

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Cornhusker Bank is pleased to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors: Heather Crockett, Douglas S. Dittman, and David Shiffermiller.

Heather Crockett comes to her Directorship with 25 years at Cherry Hill Companies which includes the Legacy Retirement Communities, currently serving as its Chief Financial Officer.  Doug Dittman is a Farmer, Dairyman, and Owner of a creamery and the Hub Cafe´.  David Shiffermiller serves Cornhusker Bank as Executive Vice President/Lending and has been with the bank over a decade, leading the lending department. 

“Cornhusker Bank and the community we serve are fortunate to have talented leaders like Heather, Doug and David willing to give their time, talents, and expertise to ensure the Bank is meeting its mission to provide solutions for lifelong success” reported John F. Dittman, Chairman.

Cornhusker Bank Promotes Biggs, Brase, and Schaffer

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The promotions of Matthew Biggs to Vice President/Relationship Manager, Matthew Brase to Vice President/Financial Operations Officer, and Nicholas Schaffer to Vice President/Operations Officer were recently announced.   Barry Lockard, bank President/CEO reported, “These associates each display a very high level of commitment to both our internal and external customers’ success, while developing and maintaining a comprehensive knowledge base in their respective areas.” 

Matt Biggs duties as a commercial relationship manager include development of new commercial business, the growth and expansion of existing business relationships and ongoing service of customers.  Matt has broad knowledge of commercial loan policies and procedures and the ability to provide financial consultation to customers to help them develop roadmaps to arrive at their goals.

Matt Brase supports Bank management and all departments with his extensive abilities in statistical analysis, identifying trends, solving issues and developing forecasts in different areas of the bank.  Matt completes required regulatory reports and supports the entire Financial Operations team, ensuring the accuracy of Bank financial data.  

Nick Schaffer manages the Operations Center team and all tasks they complete in accordance with bank policies and applicable laws.  His department is responsible for providing backroom technical support for the bank’s retail division in the areas of Customer and Account Management, Electronic Funds Transfer, and Item Processing.  Nick’s detail oriented expertise and high level of confidentiality assure customer information and service are provided at the highest levels.

Cornhusker Bank Promotes Post and McGill

    

Cornhusker Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of Sherla Post to Executive Vice President/Human Resources and Talent Development and Lynda McGill to Vice President, Audit Manager.  “Both of these associates continue to develop themselves and their departments and take on added responsibilities in their areas as the bank continues to grow.  They serve the bank with excellence, a high attention to detail, and commitment.” noted President/CEO, Barry Lockard.

Ms. Post develops and leads all Human Resource Functions, as well as the Human Resource staff for the Bank, including all talent development based efforts.  Sherla collaborates with Management to develop a talent based organization, which cultivates the bank’s culture and operating model.

Ms. McGill leads the bank’s internal audit function and supervises internal audit staff.  Her responsibilities include conducting internal audit risk assessment, determining the annual audit schedule, and coordinating the department’s activities with applicable regulatory agencies and examiners.

Cornhusker Bank Awards of Excellence Presented to Associates

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Cornhusker Bank is pleased to announce its 2018 Awards of Excellence Winners, Jen Baker, and Brian Johnson.  Jen Baker was presented the Golden Apple Award of Excellence and Brian Johnson was presented the 360 Award of Excellence.

The Golden Apple Award of Excellence is presented to the general associate best representing bank standards of excellence.  Ms. Baker serves Cornhusker Bank as Trainer/Retail Recruit Coordinator in our Human Resources Department.  Jen epitomizes the bank’s core values and is a servant leader.  She models the Cornhusker Bank culture not only in her instruction and training but in her daily actions and demeanor.  

The 360 Award of Excellence is presented to a bank officer displaying the highest standards of excellence.  Mr. Johnson serves the bank and its customers as Vice President/ Relationship Manager.   Brian’s nomination for the award noted he consistently goes above and beyond for bank customers.  He will always make himself available when a customer needs help, even if it is not a relationship he normally works with. Brian is quick to share a greeting with any customer or associate he comes across and displays a positive attitude, setting a great example for associates in all departments.  Brian displays the Bank’s core values in his service to customers and to the community at large.

Kellen Completes Commercial Lending Program

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Cornhusker Bank is proud to announce Christopher Kellen has recently earned his diploma from the Commercial Lending School in Manhattan, Kansas.   The Commercial Lending School is sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations and in partnership with the Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming Bankers Associations.

The school provides bankers intense instruction in the entire commercial lending process.  Barry Lockard, Cornhusker Bank President/CEO, noted, “Chris is a valuable part of our lending team, and the completion of this program has further developed his skills, allowing him to better serve Cornhusker Bank’s customer’s multiple financial needs.”

Lockard Elected to FHLB of Topeka Board of Directors

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Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka has announced newly elected members to their board of directors.  Barry Lockard, President/CEO of Cornhusker Bank, is the Nebraska member representative and will serve a term from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2022.

FHLBank Topeka is a privately owned, federally chartered corporation which promotes housing and homeownership by providing wholesale products, services and programs that help member financial institutions expand the availability of mortgage credit, compete more effectively in their markets and foster strong and vibrant communities. With approximately $51.8 billion in assets and more than $2.4 billion in capital, FHLBank serves 722 banks, thrifts, credit unions and insurance companies throughout Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. FHLBank is located in Topeka, Kansas.

Congress established the system of home loan banks in 1932 to relieve financial strains on thrift institutions and to promote homeownership.  There are 11 Federal Home Loan Banks located throughout the United States and they are regulated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency in Washington, D.C. 

Barry noted, “I am honored to serve all the members of the FHLBank Topeka and am humbled by the trust instilled in me by the community banks, credit unions and insurance companies in Nebraska.  It is a privilege to serve and represent our team at Cornhusker Bank and all of the members of our great state.”  Mr. Lockard currently serves on the NBISCO board of directors, has previously served on the NBA Board of directors, and  is a trustee on the board of the Colorado Graduate School of Banking. 

Cornhusker Bank Welcomes Perkins

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Cornhusker Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jay Perkins to its staff as Vice President/Relationship Manager. “Jay’s ability to relate to people will make him an excellent fit with our staff and our concept of developing financial road maps for our customers to help them achieve their goals.  Jay will also be a great representative for the bank in community affairs,” reported Barry Lockard, President/CEO.

Jay has 15 years of banking experience and in addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, he holds a Graduate Certificate from the Colorado Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colorado.  Mr. Perkins sits on the board for the Child Advocacy Center in Lincoln and is President of the Lincoln Downtown Athletic Club.  Jay noted, “My personal passion for working with teams and building strong relationships with clients fits perfectly with Cornhusker Bank’s culture and commitment to helping both our clients and our associates reach their goals.”  

Cornhusker Bank is the oldest family owned bank, demonstrating stability, soundness, and investing in the future growth of the community, its valued customers and associates throughout its 115 year history.  For more information, please visit www.CornhuskerBank.com.

Cornhusker Bank Institutes Emerging Leaders Program

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Cornhusker Bank recently launched an Emerging Leader Program.  The program was created in-house to utilize the bank’s operating model, beliefs and values, with an emphasis on servant leadership.  The robust curriculum includes MBA and PhD level content and is applicable to all levels of emerging leaders throughout the bank.

Barry Lockard, Cornhusker Bank President noted, “The Emerging Leader Program is one of the premiere programs Cornhusker Bank offers to selected candidates to help them grow professionally and personally as a leader.  I believe individuals in the program will benefit from their key learnings and outcomes in the program, which will translate to benefits bank-wide.”

“Cornhusker Bank is committed to investing in the growth of our associates and I am thrilled about the opportunity Cornhusker Bank is creating for candidates accepted into the Emerging Leader Program”, reported Sherla Post, SVP, HR/Talent Management.  The inaugural class accepted into the program includes Rob Bethel, Matt Biggs, Matthew Brase, Taylor Jensen, Amanda Larabee, Ginger Malousek and Emily Steinhoff.

Cornhusker Bank remains the oldest family owned bank, demonstrating stability, soundness, and investing in the future growth of the community, its valued customers and associates throughout its 115 year history.  For more information, please visit www.CornhuskerBank.com.