Bankers in the News
Dianne Hoppes, Lincoln Federal Savings Bank | Lincoln, is celebrating her 35th anniversary with the bank this month. She is a vice president of administration. (pictured)
Rochelle Reavis, Cornhusker Bank | Lincoln, recently celebrated five years with the bank. She serves on the human resources team. (pictured)
The following sixteen Nebraska bankers recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC). Bankers complete three annual two-week sessions of classroom training in Boulder, Colorado, focused on Financial Management & Strategy, Innovation & Engagement, Leadership & Culture, and Lending. Congratulations on your achievement!
Photos, L to R: Dianne Hoppes and Rochelle Reavis
Banks in the News
FirstBank of Nebraska | Syracuse, celebrated its 20th year hosting the bank-to-school lunch for Syracuse Dunbar Avoca schools faculty, staff and administrators last month.
First National Bank of Omaha | Omaha, volunteered at Habitat for Humanity of Omaha last month. (pictured)
Washington County Bank | Blair, recently traveled to Blair Community Schools, Fort Calhoun Schools and Tekamah-Herman Community Schools with the bank's grill trailer, "Blazing Banker," to host back-to-school cookouts for the teachers and staff. (pictured)
West Gate Bank | Lincoln, recently donated $50,000 to CenterPointe to help fund the organization's renovations of Trabert Hall at 11th and South streets in Lincoln. The updated building will house a fully integrated health clinic offering mental health, substance care, primary care, and pharmacy services, as well as other supportive services. (pictured)
West Gate Bank | Omaha, volunteered at Project Houseworks' annual BRUSH UP event. The community effort coordinates volunteers to help paint homes for low-income seniors in the Omaha metropolitan area.
Above: Staff from Washington County Bank thanked local teachers and staff for their hard work and helped kick off the new school year with a cookout.
Promotions & Appointments
Charlie Ahrenholtz, i3 Bank | Omaha, commercial lines account manager (pictured)
Lisa Boryca, First Bank & Trust of Fullerton | Fullerton, vice president
Lori Cornwell, First Bank & Trust of Fullerton | Fullerton, cashier and director - First Heritage Club
Clint Leffler, Great Plains State Bank | Columbus, vice president and branch manager
Beth Sonderup, First State Bank & Trust of Fullerton | Fullerton, assistant director - First Heritage Club
Chris Wiedenfeld, United Republic Bank | Elkhorn, president and CEO (effective spring 2023) (pictured)
Photos, L to R: Charlie Ahrenholtz and Chris Wiedenfeld
Stephen McCown, United Republic Bank | Elkhorn, has announced his upcoming retirement. Currently he is the President & CEO of the bank and will step down in the spring of 2023.
Photo: Steve McCown
Brett Bridge | Kearney (age 51), passed away on Sept. 1. He had previously worked at Cornhusker Bank in Lincoln for over 10 years before changing companies and later moving with his family to Kearney.