Lydell L. Woodbury, chairman and CEO of First Nebraska Bank chartered in Valley, was selected as Chair-Elect of the Nebraska Bankers Association during the Association's Annual Meeting on May 5, 2022. He will assume the Chair of the NBA position in May 2023.
Woodbury has more than 40 years of financial industry experience. He began his banking career at a Production Credit Association in Iowa before joining First National Bank and Trust, now F&M Bank, in Falls City, Neb. He also worked for the U.S. Small Business Administration as a commercial loan specialist. In 1990, he joined First Nebraska Bank as president of the Emerson branch. He eventually assumed oversight of all branch locations as the bank's executive vice president before being promoted to chairman and CEO.
He has been active in the NBA, serving on the NBA Board of Directors, as Chair of the Government Relations Committee and as a member of the NBA BankPAC and NBA Education Committees.
At the local level, Woodbury has also assumed many volunteer leadership roles that have allowed him to make a positive impact on his community. He served as chairman of the Elkhorn Valley Economic Development Committee and led Stanton Economic Development, Inc. and the Emerson Development Corporation. He also has been actively involved with the Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus.
Following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Woodbury studied agricultural banking at the Pipestone Area Vocation Technical Institute. He is also a graduate of the Kansas Bankers Association/Nebraska Bankers Association Schools of Banking.
Congratulations to the NBA Leadership Class of 2022 Graduates
Sixteen bankers from across the state graduated recently from the Nebraska Bankers Association's Leadership Program during the NBA Annual Convention, May 4-6 in La Vista.
The Nebraska Bankers Association created the Leadership Program to enhance the leadership, organizational and performance skills of highly motivated, mid-to upper-level bankers. The program establishes a network of bank leaders who understand and can respond to local and national issues impacting the banking industry. Individuals completing the two-year Leadership Program attend six practical sessions, each concentrating on an area of successful business operation, as well as a variety of NBA programs.
Leadership Class of 2022
The following individuals graduated as members of the NBA Leadership Class of 2022:
Congratulations to the Incoming NBA Leadership Class of 2024
Leadership Class of 2024
The following individuals were selected as members of the NBA Leadership Class of 2024:
The Nebraska Bankers Association paid tribute to ten Nebraska bankers and one financial institution in the state that have marked significant milestones in the financial services industry. The following honorees were recognized during the Association's Milestone Awards Luncheon on May 5 at the Embassy Suites in La Vista, in conjunction with the NBA's Annual Convention.
The NBA recognized the following Nebraska bankers for 50 years of service to their communities and the state of Nebraska:
Richard Adkins, Jr., Security Bank, Laurel
Randal Burns, Foundation One Bank, Omaha
Gary Garnick, First National Bank in Ord, Ord
H. Stephen Kness, FirsTier Bank, Holdrege
Carol Miller, Cornerstone Bank, York
Geraldine Norskov, Bank of Lindsay, Lindsay
Gwen Pfeifer, Nebraska Bank, Dodge
Linda Rodine, First State Bank, Gothenburg
Donald Roth, Platte Valley Bank, Scottsbluff
Lila Studley, Homestead Bank, Wolbach
The NBA recognized the following bank for 75 years of service:
Nebraska State Bank, Lynch
The Nebraska Bankers Association elected the following members to serve in group and at-large positions on the 2022-2023 NBA Board of Directors. The board consists of 25 bankers and is the official governing body of the association.
The following bankers have been appointed to represent their respective institutions on the 2022-2023 NBA Board of Directors. These individuals represent the eight largest Nebraska financial institutions, as of June 30, 2021.
The NBA also acknowledged outstanding leadership and service to the Association by the following individuals who have completed their terms on the NBA’s governing body.
Nebraska Bankers Insurance & Services Co.
The Nebraska Bankers Insurance & Services Co. is the NBA subsidiary formed to provide insurance products and services to member financial institutions. Cited for leadership on the NBISCO Board of Directors was:
Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association
In 1974, the NBA formed the Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association in order to provide health insurance to its members at competitive rates. Today, 85% of NBA member financial institutions participate in VEBA, with more than 10,000 insured employees and dependents. Cited for leadership on the VEBA Board of Trustees were: