Chris Hove, NBA Chairman
Chris Hove is president & CEO of Nebraska Bank of Commerce in Lincoln. He began his career in banking more than 35 years ago at Minden Exchange Bank & Trust Co. in Minden, filling numerous part-time positions from bookkeeping and check sorting to janitorial duties. Hove gained a plethora of banking experience in compliance, consumer, and commercial banking at numerous Nebraska-chartered banks including First National Bank of Omaha, Platte Valley State Bank, National Bank of Commerce and West Gate Bank. In July 2010, Hove joined Nebraska Bank of Commerce as executive vice president and senior loan officer. In 2011, Hove was promoted to his current role as president & CEO.
Hove received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1983 from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. From 1983–1992, Hove served in the United States Navy as a Naval flight officer and, when his active duty in the Navy came to an end, earned his master’s degree in Business Administration in 1992 from the University of San Diego. Hove pursued higher education by completing the Kansas/Nebraska Schools of Banking Commercial Lending School in 1995, being a graduate of the NBA Leadership Class of 1998, and graduating from the Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2000.
Hove has consistently taken active roles within the association having served on the NBA Government Relations, Lending, Bank Management, Executive Management, and Schools of Banking Advisory Committees. He recently served on the NBA board of directors (2014–2016), and currently serves on the NBA Voluntary Employee Beneficiaries Association board of trustees.
Locally, Hove serves on the University of Nebraska Foundation Trustee Finance Committee and as the treasurer of the Lincoln Downtown Rotary Club 14 Foundation. Hove has also served as chairman of several organizations, including the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission; Lincoln Airport Authority; Cornhusker Council; Boy Scouts of America; and the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools.
Banking runs in the Hove family as Chris is the second member of his family to hold the position of NBA Chairman. His father, A.C. “Skip” Hove Jr., held the position in 1983-1984, and was an executive for Minden Exchange Bank & Trust in Minden, before his appointment to vice chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in Washington, D.C. In addition, Chris’s uncle, Stan Matzke served as NBA President from 1982–1991.
Chris is married to Judy who is a native of Coronado, California.
NBA Past Chairmen Timeline
We honor and thank these men and women for their dedicated service to the NBA and the banking industry in Nebraska.