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Kris Holoch, NBA Chairman

Kris Holoch, CEO of Cornerstone Bank in York, Neb., was elected chairman of the Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA) during the association’s Annual Convention on Thursday, May 4, at the Embassy Suites in La Vista. Holoch succeeds Jerry Catlett, president and CEO of Bruning State Bank in Bruning, Neb.

Holoch began her professional career as an office manager at York General Hospital in York, Neb., in 1987. Upon leaving in 1990, she joined Kopsa Otte Associates where she was an accountant until 2000.

After leaving Kopsa Otte Associates, Holoch accepted a position with Cornerstone Bank in York as executive vice president, retail banking. She is presently the bank’s CEO and serves on the Cornerstone Bank Board of Directors.

At the local level, Holoch is currently president of the York Community Foundation and an ambassador for the York Area Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the boards of directors for York General Healthcare Services, the Nebraska Independent College Foundation, Concordia University Foundation, and the Holthus Convention Center Foundation. Holoch also has served on the York Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as president of Chapter HH P.E.O., and as treasurer/financial secretary of Faith Lutheran Church in York.

In addition, Holoch plays an active role in the NBA, serving on the NBA Board of Directors, Nebraska Bankers Insurance & Services Co. (NBISCO) Board of Directors, Kansas and Nebraska Schools of Banking Board of Directors, NBA University Foundation Allocation Committee, and the Nebraska Bankers Educational Foundation Board of Directors.

Holoch is the third member of her immediate family to hold the position of NBA chairman. Her father, C.G. “Kelly” Holthus, chairman of Cornerstone Bank, served as NBA chairman 30 years ago in 1986-1987, and her late brother, Kendell Holthus, held the position in 2011-2012.

Holoch and her late husband, Greg, have three children:  Kylee, Cody, and Zac. Kylee and her husband, Doug Roberts, work in real estate development in Lincoln, Neb. Cody and his wife, Jessica, reside in York, where he works as a construction manager for Cornerstone Bank and she owns Pixie Stix Daycare. Zac, the youngest, is regional president of Cornerstone Bank and is married to Courtney. Holoch is also the grandmother of seven children.

NBA Past Chairmen Timeline

Click through our interactive timeline showcasing the NBA's past chairmen. We honor and thank these men and women for their dedicated service to the NBA and its member banks for 126 years. (Note: You must click on the right arrow to change to the second slide. Subsequent slide changes may be completed using the right arrow key on your keyboard.)

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