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  1. Dustin DeWeese

    Market President

    Office: 785-263-1090
    FAX: 785-263-3166
    Email: dustin.deweese@pinnbank.com
    Address: 401 N Spruce St
    Abilene, KS 67410

    NMLS: 798971

    As a Kansas native, Dustin grew up knowing the importance of farms and ranches to our community. After earning his BS in Agri-Business from Kansas State University, he went straight to work at our branch here in Abilene.

    He’s proud of what he and his staff do to help our customers and our community. He believes they are successful year after year because they listen, not just during banking hours, but also when the conversations take place during the evening or on the weekend. This is probably the reason Dustin’s favorite season is harvest season. He loves seeing farmers realize the rewards of their long days.

    Dustin and his wife, Michelle, have six children.  They enjoy country living in rural Dickinson County. 

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  2. Max Knopp

    Office: 785-263-1090
    FAX: 785-263-7123
    Email: max.knopp@pinnbank.com
    Address: 401 N Spruce St
    Abilene, KS 67410

    NMLS: 674853

    Max Knopp was raised on a Dickinson County Kansas farm. He is a 1978 graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in ag economics. He is also a graduate of the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Max has been in the banking industry since 1978 and has been with Pinnacle Bank for more than thirty years. He has served on numerous civic organization boards, including United Way and HOPE Center, where he is currently serving as treasurer. Max is a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

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  3. Austin Britt

    Office: 785-263-1090
    FAX: 785-263-7123
    Email: austin.britt@pinnbank.com
    Address: 401 N Spruce St
    Abilene, KS 67410

    NMLS: 67410

    Austin Britt grew up on a farm 10 miles north of Abilene. He graduated from Kansas State University in 2002 with a degree in agribusiness, and his first job out of college took him to Fresno, California, working as a crop insurance claims adjuster. Two years later, he moved back to Abilene and started working for Pinnacle Bank as a loan officer. Outside of the office, Austin spends time with his family and operates a small cow/calf operation. He is president of Kids In Crisis, a local nonprofit organization that focuses on helping cover medical expenses and school supplies for children. Austin is also a graduate of the Dickinson County Leadership program and a member of the Emmanuelaires Gospel Quartet.

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  4. Deborah Beck

    Office: 308-946-3031
    FAX: 308-946-2794
    Email: dbeck@pinnbank.com
    Address: 320 G St
    Central City, NE 68826

    NMLS: 665234

    Deborah Beck has lived in Merrick County since 1960 and grew up helping her family operate a cafe and gasoline station located on Highway 30. She has been in banking since 1973, working solely for the branch in Central City. Deborah attended Kearney State College and has also taken BAI bookkeeping, auditing and lending classes. Deborah has worked as a teller, bank equipment operator, operations manager, auditor, compliance officer and lending officer. She has been on the Sertoma Board of Directors and Merrick County Fitness Center Board, and is presently active with the Salvation Army, TeamMates, Catholic Parish Council and MAPS (Merrick Addiction Prevention Strategy) Coalition.

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  5. Cristal Menke

    Office: 402-562-8936
    FAX: 402-562-9705
    Email: cristal.menke@pinnbank.com
    Address: 210 E 23rd St
    Columbus, NE 68601

    NMLS: 674884

    Cristal Menke grew up on a farm near Lawrence, Nebraska. She has been in the banking industry since 1991 and has worked for Pinnacle Bank in Columbus since 2005. She is a 1993 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney and completed the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado in 2002. Cristal is active in her community as a Commodore for the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and is a volunteer for Columbus Area United Way and Boy Scouts. She also is an active member of Optimist service organization.

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  6. Douglas White

    Office: 402-697-5971
    FAX: 402-697-4969
    Email: douglas.white@pinnbank.com
    Address: 18081 Burt St
    Omaha, NE 68022

    NMLS: 523396

    Doug was raised on a farm in Southeast Nebraska. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has been involved in agricultural and commercial lending since 1984. Doug attended the Graduate Schools of Banking in Boulder, Colorado, the Graduate School of Commercial Lending, and Louisiana State University’s Executive Banking School.

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  7. Scott Kvols

    Market President

    Office: 402-463-0505
    FAX: 402-463-4360
    Email: skvols@pinnbank.com
    Address: 530 N Burlington
    Hastings, NE 68901

    NMLS: 665560

    As a Nebraska native, Scott grew up knowing what Pinnacle Bank and the Dinsdale Family mean to the farms and businesses of our rural communities. That’s why after earning his BS in Agri-Business for the University of Nebraska, he went straight to work at our branch in Lexington.

    Although new to Hastings, he feels right at home thanks to the welcoming community and the Flatwater Music Festival at the Prairie Loft. To say Scott has a thing for live music would be an understatement.

    He’s also excited to work along side the businesses of Hastings, especially the farms. He looks forward to all the neighborhood news, including text messages about his customers’ corn yields.

    Scott came to Hastings with his wife Megan and their three children. 

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  8. Kelly Hammerlun

    Office: 308-882-4297
    FAX: 308-882-4099
    Email: kelly.hammerlun@pinnbank.com
    Address: 447 Broadway
    Imperial, NE 69033

    NMLS: 674927

    Kelly Hammerlun was raised on a farm in north central Nebraska. He joined Pinnacle Bank in 2001, and has been the branch president in Imperial since 2007. Kelly graduated from Chadron State College in 2000 with degrees in business management and environmental biology.

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  9. Mary Deyle

    Market President

    Office: 308-423-2171
    FAX: 308-882-4099
    Email: mary.deyle@pinnbank.com
    Address: 601 Chief Street
    Benkelman, NE 69021

    NMLS: 674926

    Mary Deyle was born and raised in a small farming community in northwest Kansas. She joined Pinnacle Bank in 2007 and has been in lending since 1996, with experience primarily in agriculture and consumer lending. Mary now serves as the Market President of Benkelman. She is committed to offering the best professional service to assist her customers with all their banking needs.

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  10. Eric Geschwind

    Market President

    Office: 816-578-4334
    FAX: 816-578-5819
    Email: eric.geschwind@pinnbank.com
    Address: 26500 E Colbern Road
    Lake Lotawana, MO 64086

    NMLS:

    Eric has been the Market President for Lake Lotawana since 2007. He has been in the banking industry since 1998 and specializes in commercial lending, as well as residential construction and development. Eric is a life long resident of Lee's Summit, where he lives with his wife, Michelle, and 2 daughters, Madison and Brookelyn.

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  11. Christopher McMeekin

    Market President

    Office: 402-332-4261
    FAX: 402-332-4264
    Email: christopher.mcmeekin@pinnbank.com
    Address: 817 Village Square
    Gretna, NE 68028

    NMLS: 665228

    Christopher McMeekin is a native of Alliance NE. He has been in the banking industry since 2005 and started with Pinnacle Bank in 2006. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska, completed the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and is a graduate of Sarpy Chamber’s “Leadership Sarpy” program. In the community, Christopher is involved with several groups and organizations including the Gretna Chamber of Commerce, the Gretna Area Development Corporation, Monarch Villa retirement home, Bellewood Courts retirement home and the Metropolitan Omaha Property Owners Association.

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  12. David Black

    Office: 402-339-3244
    FAX: 402-339-4905
    Email: david.black@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1200 Golden Gate Dr
    Papillion, NE 68046

    NMLS: 833600

    David was born and raised in Ralston, Nebraska, and has been a resident of Papillion since 1992. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and started his career in consumer lending and branch management. David has nearly 20 years of experience in the corporate environment, including product development, program management, compliance, operations and mergers/acquisitions serving the banking industry. At Pinnacle Bank, he manages all aspects of commercial lending, including SBA financing. David is an active volunteer in his local community as a board member of the Sarpy County Economic Development Corporation, member of the Alegent Midlands Hospital Charitable Council, Nebraska League of Municipalities, University of Nebraska’s President’s Advisory Council and state judge for Nebraska DECA. He also serves the City of Papillion as a former Planning Commissioner, former City Councilman and current Mayor. David is a charter member of Grace Community Church and active in the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce. He also enjoys being a grandfather.

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  13. Douglas Ganz

    Vice President, Consumer Loan Officer / Mortgage Loan Officer

    Office: 402-436-2458
    FAX: 402-436-2474
    Email: dganz@pinnbank.com
    Address: 7001 South 27th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68512

    NMLS: 665599

    Doug Ganz was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. He attended Arizona State University and graduated with a degree in Economics in 1982. Doug has been with Pinnacle Bank since 1998 at the Pine Lake location in south Lincoln specializing in consumer and mortgage lending. He is currently a board member with the Community Health Endowment, The Food Bank of Lincoln Foundation and the Sheldon Art Association.

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  14. Luke Traynowicz

    Vice President, Commercial Real Estate

    Office: 402-434-9303
    FAX: 402-434-3129
    Email: luke.traynowicz@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1401 N Street
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    NMLS: 674847

    Luke was raised in Bellevue, Nebraska and has worked in lending since 1985. He moved to Lincoln in 1980 and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1984. Luke is also a graduate of the Nebraska Bankers Association Leadership Program and the National Commercial Lending School and Commercial Real Estate Finance School. He started with Pinnacle Bank in 2010.

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  15. Kirk Schlueter

    Office: 402-434-3162
    FAX: 402-434-3129
    Email: kirk.schlueter@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1401 N St
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    NMLS: 674848

    Kirk was born and raised on a farm southwest of Seward, Nebraska. He has been with Pinnacle Bank since 2005, starting as a teller and working up to a commercial lender. Kirk is active in the community as a member of Lincoln Young Professionals Group and a board member of GoLincolnGo! Kirk enjoys golf, the outdoors, and staying active. He believes in personal service and always putting the customer first.

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  16. Trish Smith

    Office: 402-887-4143
    FAX: 402-998-4824
    Email: tmsmith@pinnbank.com
    Address: 324 Main St
    Neligh, NE 68756

    NMLS: 665571

    Trish was raised on a farm in northeast Nebraska and has worked at Pinnacle Bank in Neligh for her entire banking career. She joined Pinnacle Bank in 1982 as a teller, then became head teller, supervisor, assistant cashier, cashier and assistant vice president, all in the operations of the bank. In 2005, she moved to loans and was named vice president. Trish has served as treasurer of the First Congregational UCC Church since 2000 and has been treasurer of the Neligh Oakdale Education Foundation since 2009. She has previously served as a board member of the Neligh Chamber of Commerce for nine years. She has also been a Sunday School teacher; soccer, t-ball and youth volleyball coach; 4-H leader; and Relay for Life committee member.

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  17. Eric Duhachek

    Office: 308-284-6023
    FAX: 402-284-6028
    Email: eric.duhachek@pinnbank.com
    Address: 201 E. 2nd St
    Ogallala, NE 69153

    NMLS: 674866

    Born and raised in Nebraska, Eric has a strong background in agriculture with over 15 years of farming experience. Eric joined Pinnacle Bank in 2007 and has become active in the Ogallala community. He serves on several area boards including Keith County Area Development and the local Ag Committee. Eric appreciates Pinnacle Bank’s community banking philosophy and enjoys working with our customers to meet their financial needs.

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  18. Myrna Spurgin

    Office: 308-284-6023
    FAX: 308-284-6028
    Email: mspurgin@pinnbank.com
    Address: 201 E. 2nd St
    Ogallala, NE 69153

    NMLS: 674867

    Myrna was born and raised in Ogallala, Nebraska. She has been in banking since 1974 and has worked for Pinnacle Bank since 1997, when they purchased First National Bank in Ogallala. She is Vice Chair of Keith County Housing Development and has been on the board since 2000. She is currently the Treasurer of the Keith County Agricultural Society, a position she has held since 2000.

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  19. Steve Zey

    Office: 402-697-5987
    FAX: 402-697-4969
    Email: szey@pinnbank.com
    Address: 18081 Burt St
    Omaha, NE 68022

    NMLS: 523398

    Steve Zey was born and raised in Abilene, Kansas. His entire banking career has been with Pinnacle Bank. After starting with the bank in Abilene, Kansas in 1983, he received advancement transfers to Aurora, Nebraska, Papillion, Nebraska, and is currently serving the Omaha Metro market. He is a 1982 graduate of Kansas State University, maintains a CFP certification from the College of Financial Planning and completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado. Steve is currently on the Alegent Midlands Community Hospital Foundation Board and the Papillion-LaVista School Foundation Board. He is also active in the Omaha Chamber BOSS Program, FPA of Nebraska, Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Columbkille Church.

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  20. Chris Conrad

    Office: 402-697-5942
    FAX: 402-697-4969
    Email: chris.conrad@pinnbank.com
    Address: 18081 Burt St
    Omaha, NE 68022

    NMLS: 674908

    Chris has been active in the banking industry since 1999 and handles all aspects of commercial lending, including: commercial real estate financing; development and construction financing; and operating and term business financing. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Chris is actively involved in the community, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Open Door Mission as well as holding many positions within his church.

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  21. Mark Demke

    Commercial Lender

    Office: 402-697-5958
    FAX: 402-697-4969
    Email: mark.demke@pinnbank.com
    Address: 18081 Burt St
    Omaha, NE 68022

    NMLS: 499844

    Mark joined Pinnacle Bank in 2004 and has been working with business and agricultural clients in the banking and finance industry since 1998. He earned a degree in business administration with a finance concentration from Wayne State College. Mark has been involved in several local non-profit and charitable organizations, including the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Kiwanis Club, 4-H, United Way and Habitat for Humanity

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  22. Matt Dinsdale

    Office: 402-932-3523
    Email: matt.dinsdale@pinnbank.com
    Address: 20320 Veterans Drive
    Elkhorn, NE 68022

    NMLS: 645081

    Matt Dinsdale has been employed with Pinnacle Bank since 2009, previously working as a credit analyst and mortgage manager for Pinnacle Bank-Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Nebraska in 2008 and earned a degree in lending from the Texas Banking Association in 2010.

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  23. Carol Sibbel

    Office: 402-336-1370
    FAX: 402-336-1392
    Email: carol.sibbel@pinnbank.com
    Address: 429 E Douglas
    O'Neil, NE 68763

    NMLS: 674875

    Carol Sibbel first started in banking in 1991 and has been with Pinnacle Bank since 2008. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1990 with a degree in business management and attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado in 2000. An active member of the O’Neill community, Carol serves on the St. Patrick’s Finance Committee, is the Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Treasurer and is a member of the O’Neill Committee Foundation.

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  24. Paula Havranek

    Office: 402-336-1370
    FAX: 402-336-1392
    Email: phavranek@pinnbank.com
    Address: 429 E Douglas
    O'Neil, NE 68763

    NMLS: 674871

    Paula grew up in Lynch, Nebraska, about 40 miles northeast of O'Neill, and has lived in O'Neill since she joined the bank in 1982. Paula is a 1982 graduate of Wayne State College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She has experience in bank operations, along with agricultural, commercial and consumer lending. She and her husband have four children, and she is involved in various civic and charitable organizations in the community. Paula enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren, camping and supporting local school and church activities.

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  25. Doug Rathjen

    Market President

    Office: 402-747-2251
    FAX: 402-747-2261
    Email: drathjen@pinnbank.com
    Address: 350 North State Street
    Osceola, NE 68651

    NMLS: 665235

    Doug was raised on a farm west of Ravenna, Nebraska, and has been in the banking industry since 1990. He started with Pinnacle Bank in the summer of 1991 and has been with the Osceola and Shelby branches since 1997. Doug is a 1991 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently a Polk County Foundation director and an Osceola TeamMates board member and mentor.

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  26. Becky Voss

    Office: 402-747-2251
    FAX: 402-747-2261
    Email: bvoss@pinnbank.com
    Address: 350 North State Street
    Osceola, NE 68651

    NMLS: 665236

    Becky has been with Pinnacle Bank since 1977. She is Vice President and Loan Officer, and has served in all areas of the bank throughout her career. This experience has given her vast knowledge of all areas of banking to provide well-rounded service for her customers. In her spare time Becky enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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  27. Kevin Black

    Branch President

    Office: 402-529-3581
    Email: kevin.black@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1001 Avenue E
    Wisner, NE 68791

    NMLS: 1037201

    Kevin Black grew up in Papillion, NE and started working for Pinnacle Bank full time in 2011.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness and Finance Degree from Chadron State College and is currently pursuing a Master of Agribusiness Degree at Kansas State University.  While in college Kevin was a bull rider on the Chadron State Rodeo Team.  Kevin served in the Army National Guard since 2008, received a commission as an officer in 2011, and is currently assigned as a Sapper Platoon Leader.  Kevin now runs our branch in Wisner, and is actively involved in the community.

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  28. Spencer Kimball

    Market President

    Office: 402-339-3244
    FAX: 402-339-4905
    Email: spencer.kimball@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1200 Golden Gate Dr
    Papillion, NE 68046

    NMLS: 665592

    Spencer is originally from Papillion, Nebraska, and is a graduate of Papillion-LaVista High School and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He has been an employee of Pinnacle Bank since November 1998 and a customer of the bank since opening his first savings account at the Bank of Papillion as a child. He is now the Market President for our branches in Papillion.

    In the community, Spencer is involved in several groups and organizations including the Gretna Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as treasurer, Gretna Chamber Economic Development Committee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands, TeamMates of Papillion-La Vista and Sarpy County Safe Policy Corporation. He is a graduate of the Sarpy Chamber's "Leadership Sarpy" program and has completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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  29. Doug Lamoree

    Office: 402-524-5261
    FAX: 402-527-5265
    Email: doug.lamoree@pinnbank.com
    Address: 215 N Walnut St
    Shelby, NE 68662

    NMLS: 665561

    Doug grew up in East Central Nebraska and has been in the finance industry since 1989. He has been with Pinnacle Bank at their Shelby branch since 2005. Doug is a 1988 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Doug is a current member of the Stromsburg Development Corp., Polk County Economic Development Corp., Polk County Foundation Board and council member for the City of Stromsburg.

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  30. Justin Hammond

    Office: 402-376-5994
    Email: justin.hammond@pinnbank.com
    Address: 524 East Highway 20
    Valentine, NE 69201

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    Justin was born and raised on a ranch in the Valentine area. He has been banking in the Valentine area since 1990 and joined Pinnacle Bank in 2011. Justin is a volunteer coach for Lions Club basketball, is director of the Middle Niobrara Natural Resources district and is active on the Valentine Economic Development Board loan committee. Justin and his wife Kathy operate a small cow/calf operation with help from their children.

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  31. Scott Meister

    Office: 402-941-8603
    FAX: 402-727-6309
    Email: scott.meister@pinnbank.com
    Address: 99 W. 6th St.
    Fremont, NE 68025

    NMLS: 674923

    A born and bred Fremont native and Kearney State College graduate, Scott Meister, returned to his hometown after starting his banking career with the FDIC and a large bank group in Lincoln. He has over 36 years of experience in the banking industry with the last 23 years in Fremont. He truly understands the Fremont community and is committed to its continued growth and prosperity.

    When he’s not helping customers at the bank, Scott is sharing his talents with many Fremont organizations like Greater Fremont Development Council, St. Patrick’s Church / Archbishop Bergan High School Endowment Committee and the YMCA. He and his wife, Patty, also enjoy golfing, traveling and many family get togethers.

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  32. Stan Darling

    Vice President, Loan Officer

    Office: 402-941-8605
    FAX: 402-727-6309
    Email: stan.darling@pinnbank.com
    Address: 99 W 6th St
    Fremont, NE 68025

    NMLS: 674921

    Stan Darling is a Nebraska native and moved his family to the Fremont Community in 1989 when he joined American National Bank of Fremont, now Pinnacle Bank. With over 40 years of banking experience, he specializes in commercial and real estate lending, both commercial and residential. Stan is very active in the Fremont Community, currently or having served on boards and committees with the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, Fremont Community Foundation, Fremont Housing Authority, City of Fremont, Fremont Noon Optimist Club and the Presbyterian Church of Fremont.

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  33. Amber Barton

    Vice President, Loan Officer

    Office: (402) 941-8627
    FAX: (402) 727-6309
    Email: amber.barton@pinnbank.com
    Address: 99 W 6th St
    Fremont, NE 68025

    NMLS: 674920

    Amber Barton brings more than 10 years of banking experience to Pinnacle Bank, specializing in commercial lending. A native of Shenandoah, Iowa, Amber attended Midland University where she graduated in 2002 with degrees in business and economics. Aside from her position at Pinnacle Bank, Amber currently sits on the boards of Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity and Fremont Area United Way, and holds a position on Fremont’s Planning Commission.

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  34. Michael Sullivan

    Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Lending

    Office: 402-434-3165
    FAX: 402-434-3190
    Email: msullivan@pinnbank.com
    Address: 5651 South 59th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68516

    NMLS: 674846

    Michael is a graduate of the University Nebraska in Lincoln’s College of Agriculture. He has been in the banking industry since 1984 and with Pinnacle Bank since 1989. He is currently on the loan review committee for Economic Aid for Lancaster County.

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  35. Lynnette Nelson

    Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Lending

    Office: 402-434-3175
    FAX: 402-434-3129
    Email: lnelson@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1401 N Street
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    NMLS: 674843

    Lynnette was raised on a farm northwest of Schuyler. She has been in the banking industry since 1984, and joined Pinnacle Bank in 1990. Lynnette currently serves on the board of St. Monica's Substance Abuse Treatment for Women and has previously served on the boards of GoLincolnGo, Nebraska Jr. Angus Association and Lancaster County 4-H Council.  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time outdoors. 

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  36. John Laflin

    Lincoln Market President

    Office: 402-434-3125
    FAX: 402-434-3129
    Email: jlaflin@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1401 N Street
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    NMLS: 665602

    John is a life-long resident of Nebraska. He began his banking career in 1983, after graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University, and has been with Pinnacle Bank since 1996. John is active in his church and the Lincoln community. Some of his current and past volunteer activities include The Lincoln Children's Zoo, The Bridge Behavioral Health, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Lincoln, Capital Humane Society, YMCA of Lincoln, and Youth for Christ/Juvenile Justice Ministries.
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  37. Brett Michael

    Office: 402-697-5946
    FAX: 402-342-9041
    Email: brett.michael@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1016 Douglas On The Mall
    Omaha, NE 68102

    NMLS: 523389

    Brett graduated from Creighton University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance.  He started in the banking industry in 2004 and joined Pinnacle in 2010.  He conducts business in several areas of commercial lending, including: commercial real estate, construction financing, operating lines of credit, and term business financing.  Brett has current and previous involvement with various civic and nonprofit organizations, such as:  Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, Heartland Family Service, and Planning Committee for Annual CRE Summit.

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  38. Teri Elmshaeuser

    Loan Officer

    Office: 308-284-6023
    FAX: 308-284-6028
    Email: teri.elmshaeuser@pinnbank.com
    Address: 201 East 2nd Street
    Ogallala, NE 69153

    NMLS: 1058294

    Born and raised in Nebraska, Teri began her banking career with Pinnacle Bank in 2008. She enjoys working with CASA as a volunteer and serves as the CASA volunteer coordinator for Keith County. She and her husband have three children and are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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  39. Greg McConnell

    Branch Manager

    Office: 417-621-6705
    FAX: 417-624-4886
    Email: greg.mcconnell@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1010 S. Madison, Ste M.
    Webb City, MO 64870

    NMLS: 1164297

    Born and raised in Carthage, Missouri, Greg believes it’s the people as well as involvement and support that make a community grow and thrive. Whether it’s going to the local high school football games or attending The Maple Leaf Parade, Greg knows getting involved with community activities is a way to better understand his customers’ needs.  Greg went to Missouri Southern State University and has worked in the banking industry since 1990. He loves working for a bank that has a community focus. Outside of the bank, Greg appreciates the outdoors. Camping and fishing are just a couple of the activities he enjoys. 

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  40. Wade Regier

    Market President

    Office: 402-694-2111
    FAX: 402-694-5148
    Email: Wade.Regier@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1234 L Street
    Aurora, NE 68818

    NMLS: 665566

    Wade has brought management and banking experience to the team since 2008. Starting in Lincoln for a quick year, Wade later made the move to Aurora. After three years, his passion and drive moved him to Palmer where he held the title of Branch Manager and President. Most recently, he serves as the Market President in his hometown of Aurora.

    Growing up on a farm in Hamilton County and spending many summers working on family farms have made Wade a strong asset to the agricultural community of Aurora. Serving as the Director with the Aurora Development Corporation, Wade loves to work with different businesses and industries to see how people earn a living. Watching the people of Aurora come together for a fundraising event or celebrating the annual Aurora Days Festival gives Wade the opportunity to truly understand what it means to be a part of a community bank and give back.

    Wade is a proud alumnus of Nebraska Wesleyan University earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and a minor in communication. When Wade is not at the bank, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, son Max, and daughter Asher at the lake, hunting and fishing.

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  41. Jesse Dubas

    Loan Officer

    Office: 402-694-2111
    FAX: 402-694-5148
    Email: jesse.dubas@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1234 L Street
    Aurora, NE 68818

    NMLS: 1092356

    Jesse grew up on a family farm northwest of Clarks, Nebraska. After graduating high school, Jesse moved to Lincoln where he attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduating in 2012 with a degree in finance. Jesse started working for Pinnacle Bank in Omaha, and shortly after relocated to Aurora to become a part of Pinnacle Bank’s Management Training Program. Jesse is passionate about making a difference and lending a helping hand to those in need. Jesse supports the local community as a member of the Teammates Mentoring Program and helps coach the Aurora 7th grade football team. In his free time, you’ll likely find Jesse watching his favorite sports teams and spending the summer months golfing. 

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  42. Rod Cornelius

    Market President

    Office: 308-352-4131
    FAX: 308-352-4152
    Email: rcornelius@pinnbank.com
    Address: 345 Central Avenue

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    After 25 years of owning and operating a farm, raising cattle, corn and children, Rod joined Pinnacle Bank in 1997. Raised on a farm in Perkins County (just south of Ogallala), Rod has lived in Nebraska his whole life and has a passion for community and helping customers improve and grow their businesses.   He has had the pleasure of watching Pinnacle grow and change since the start of his career, but one thing always remained the same, the family atmosphere. Outside of the bank, Rod is the president of the Perkins County School Foundation. In 2014, the Foundation awarded over $31,000 in scholarships to students of the high school graduating class. He has been married to his wife, Robbin, for 38 years. They spend most their spare time with three grown children and seven grandchildren, but they also enjoy farming, golf and fishing. 

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  43. Lowell Ferguson

    Vice President

    Office: 402-932-2730
    Email: lowell.ferguson@pinnbank.com
    Address: 13131 W Dodge Rd
    Omaha, NE 68154

    NMLS: 665590

    Lowell is from Hastings, Nebraska where he attended Hastings High School and Hastings College. In 2006, he graduated from Hastings College with degrees in business administration and management. Since graduating, he has been a resident of Papillion where he started his career in consumer lending and branch management. At Pinnacle Bank, he manages all aspects of commercial lending and private banking. Lowell is actively involved in his community as a Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce past chair/ board member, Sarpy County Chamber Young Professionals board of director, Lions Club Papillion President/ member, Papillion Community Foundation board of director, Aksarben Foundation / Floor Committee, judge for Nebraska DECA, and Teammates Mentoring Program member. He is a graduate of the Sarpy Chamber’s “Leadership Sarpy” 2012 and “Leadership Omaha” 2017 programs. He was awarded by the Midlands Business Journal in 2018 as one if its “40 under 40 winners”. In addition to being involved in local Papillion and Omaha events, Lowell and his wife are members of Saint Columbkille Church and Oak Hills Country Club. He also enjoys being a father of two children.

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  44. Matt Smith

    Vice President

    Office: 402-339-3244
    FAX: 402-339-4905
    Email: matt.smith@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1200 Golden Gate Dr
    Papillion, NE 68046

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    Matt grew up in Omaha and graduated from Millard West High School. While attending the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Matt began working as a teller. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in banking and finance graduating in 2008. He continued his banking career working as an associate construction lender and commercial credit analyst. He joined Pinnacle Bank in 2014 and is continuing his education at the Advanced School of Banking in Topeka, Kansas. Community to Matt is when everyone knows each other and is willing to help those out when in need. Matt enjoys working for a large bank with a small bank feel because it allows him to interact and network with customers on a personal level. In his free time, Matt likes traveling, working out and attending the College World Series and Storm Chasers games. 

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  45. Jay Faylor

    Vice President, Commercial Lending

    Office: 402-697-5992
    FAX: 402-697-4969
    Email: jay.faylor@pinnbank.com
    Address: 18081 Burt St

    NMLS: 523400

    Jay grew up in Omaha where he attended Creighton Prep High School. He received his finance degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has been working in banking since 2007. Jay loves customer interaction and living in a city where everyone still knows each other. Community involvement and customer service are important to Jay. He is actively involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Omaha community. Outside of the office, he enjoys attending Creighton Basketball games and other sporting events, spending time with family and friends, traveling and going to concerts.

     

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  46. Dann Smith

    Market President

    Office: 402-562-8936
    Email: dann.smith@pinnbank.com
    Address: 210 E 23rd Street
    Columbus, NE 68601

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    Dann Smith grew up on a farm/ranch near Wolbach, Nebraska working closely with family and friends in both the crop and livestock industry.  He began his banking career with the FDIC in 1986 and has worked for Pinnacle Bank since 1999.  He graduated from  Chadron State College in 1985 and the KBA/NBA School of Banking.  He is a member of St. Isidore's Catholic church and has served different communities as a volunteer fireman for over 25 years.  He serves on the Columbus Days Committee and the Columbus Area United Way.  An avid outdoorsman, Smith joined the Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt in 2001 and currently serves on the Past Shooters board. 

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  47. Brady Torpin

    Office: 308-284-6023
    Email: brady.torpin@pinnbank.com
    Address: 201 East 2nd Street
    Ogallala, NE 69153

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    Brady was born and raised in O’Neill, Nebraska. After earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, he began his career at Pinnacle Bank in Imperial. He continued with the bank in Hastings as an agricultural loan officer and is now the Vice President of the Ogallala branch. His priority is serving his customers and community to the best of his ability. His strength lies in relationship banking and satisfying customer needs by helping them achieve their financial goals.

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  48. Grant Pille

    Office: 402-332-4261
    Email: grant.pille@pinnbank.com
    Address: 817 Village Square
    Gretna, NE 68028

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    Grant is originally from Papillion, Nebraska and a graduate of Papillion South High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in marketing from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In 2011, he joined Pinnacle Bank as a teller and later became a part of the Pinnacle Bank Management Training Program working in Papillion. He is a now a commercial and consumer loan officer in Gretna. He believes community is the inclusion of individuals and helping each other succeed. 

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  49. James Mowitz

    Assistant Vice President / Commercial Lending

    Office: 402-434-3127
    Email: james.mowitz@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1401 N Street
    Lincoln, NE 68507

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  50. Rod Petersen

    Vice President

    Office: 402-234-2155
    Email: rod.petersen@pinnbank.com
    Address: 218 Main Street
    Louisville, NE 68037

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    Rod grew up near Louisville, Nebraska and attended a one-room school house through 8th grade. He has been active in the development of Louisville for the past 25 years, serving on the Planning Commission, City Council and being Mayor. Rod believes everyone in Louisville is a true neighbor.

    In 2002, he started working in the mortgage industry and has continued in the field with Pinnacle Bank. He is now the Vice President of the Louisville branch. For Rod, the most rewarding part of his job is helping customers attain their goals. He’s proud to work for Pinnacle Bank because of its community involvement and loyal customers.

    In his spare time, he enjoys working with his hands by getting involved in construction projects. 

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  51. Kyle Sanderson

    Commercial Lender

    Office: 402-336-1370
    FAX: 402-336-1392
    Email: kyle.sanderson@pinnbank.com
    Address: 429 E Douglas St
    O'Neill, NE 68763

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    Kyle grew up on a ranch 20 miles south of O’Neill in Chambers NE. He graduated from Chambers High School and continued his education at Hastings College where he was a member of the rodeo team and graduated with a degree in Agribusiness.

    After graduation he started his agricultural career working for RCIS crop Insurance and then Farm Credit Services of America. During his previous employment he learned more about the business side of agriculture as well as emphasizing customer service. Kyle enjoys being back in Holt County and working with familiar faces and emphasizes building relationships as his top priority here at Pinnacle Bank.

    Kyle currently lives in O’Neill NE and still helps on his dad’s ranch where he runs a few cow calf pairs of his own. Kyle also continues to rodeo competitively in his free time.

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  52. Andy Elder

    Market President

    Office: 402-887-4143
    Email: andy.elder@pinnbank.com
    Address: 324 Main Street
    Neligh, NE 68756

    NMLS: 973946

    Andy grew up in Paxton, Nebraska and graduated from Paxton High School. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University. Since joining Pinnacle Bank, Andy has gained experience in various roles including teller, personal banker, collateral/appraisal analyst, loan officer and most recently the market president of Pinnacle Bank in Neligh. He enjoys interacting with customers and helping them find the right products for their needs. 

    What drew Andy to work to Pinnacle Bank was its community banking model because each bank is given the reins to run their own banks in their own communities. He believes what gives the bank its strength is that all the employees are working toward one goal. It makes him proud to work for a bank that values the community as much he does. To Andy, community means we are all one large family and everyone looks for out each other.

    Outside of the bank, Andy spends most of his free time with his wife and daughters at the family farm. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and golfing. 

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  53. Ryan Major

    Assistant Vice President

    Office: 402-609-4632
    FAX: 402-697-4969
    Email: ryan.major@pinnbank.com
    Address: 18081 Burt Street
    Omaha, NE 68022

    NMLS: 613657

    Ryan grew up in Omaha and graduated from Millard North High School. In 2009, he graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a degree in business administration. Ryan is on the service league for Partnership 4 Kids. Outside of the bank, Ryan spends most of his free time with his wife and daughter.

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  54. Al Nelson

    Vice President / Commercial Lender

    Office: 402-339-3244
    FAX: 402-339-4905
    Email: alan.nelson@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1200 Golden Gate Drive
    Papillion, NE 68046

    NMLS: 543728

    Al was raised on a farm northwest of Lexington, NE. He graduated from the University of Nebraska – Omaha and has been in banking for over 37 years. Over this tenure, Al has experienced a wide range of credit experience giving him a very diverse lending background. Al and his wife, Sandy have lived in LaVista for the past 33 years where they raised their two children and Sandy was an elementary teacher for the Papillion/LaVista School System. Al remains very active in the community through his involvement in various capacities with the Sarpy Chamber of Commerce, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and other local organizations.

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  55. David Hughes

    Vice President / Lender

    Office: 402-463-8907
    Email: david.hughes@pinnbank.com
    Address: 530 N Burlington
    Hastings, NE 68901

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    David was born and raised in Central Nebraska. He attended Ord High School before receiving his degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. David has been working in banking since 2001 and handles all aspects of commercial and ag lending including real estate financing; development and construction financing; and operating and term financing. After 16 years in banking he continues to focus on always putting the customer first and working to add value in every interaction. Outside of the bank, David spends the majority of his free time with his wife and two young children while still carving out a bit of time to chase life’s next great adventure.
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  56. Dillon Retzlaff

    Market President

    Office: 402-289-3334
    FAX: 402-779-3385
    Email: dretzlaff@pinnbank.com
    Address: 20320 Veterans Dr
    Elkhorn, NE 68022

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    Dillon has been a part of our bank since he graduated from high school. He got his start at our branch in Lincoln as a loan assistant while getting his BA in Business Administration from Doane College. Since that time, he’s worked in many branches within Pinnacle, gaining experience in banking operations as well as consumer, commercial and agricultural lending.  Dillon is now president of our Elkhorn market.  He is focused on helping his customers, whether they're buying their dream home or expanding their family business.

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  57. Scott Kunzman

    AVP, Commercial Lending

    Office: 402-434-3123
    Email: scott.kunzman@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1401 N St
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    NMLS: 1383069

    Scott was raised in Albion, NE. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance. He has been with Pinnacle Bank since 2006 in various positions throughout the bank; including Personal Banker/Teller, Branch Manager and Consumer Lender.

    Scott has served on the Board of Directors for Carriage Glen Independent Retirement Community and Lincoln Credit Association. He is also a member of the Lincoln Young Professionals Group, Home Builders Association of Lincoln, and graduate of Leadership Lincoln Fellows program. Scott and his family are also active members of Lincoln Berean Church.

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  58. Bart Qualsett

    Market President

    Office: 308-675-4600
    FAX: 308-675-1904
    Email: Bart.qualsett@pinnbank.com
    Address: 106 E. 3rd Street
    Grand Island, NE 68801

    NMLS: 829343

    Bart was raised in Grand Island. Then he attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He began his banking career in Omaha and Fremont, before returning to his hometown to help open our first location in Grand Island. He also holds a Graduate School of Banking Degree from the University of Colorado. Bart actively serves a variety of local organizations, including the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation as Treasurer and a board member. In his free time, Bart enjoys time with family, golfing and rooting for his favorite sports teams.

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  59. John Hoggatt

    Market President

    Office: 308-234-8567
    Email: john.hoggatt@pinnbank.com
    Address: 323 W 11th Street
    Kearney, NE 68845

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    Working in the banking industry for almost 38 years, John Hoggatt joined the Pinnacle team in 2020.  After leaving his hometown of Holdrege, NE, John started his career in banking while attending college at Kearney State College.  Since that time, John's assumed many roles within banking while moving to communities such as Lincoln and Grand Island.  He also became a graduate of the Colorado School of Banking in 1997.  

    John has served on numerous community boards and organizations.  He is currently serving as District 4 Commissioner for the Game and Parks Commission, he is on the board for the Kearney Family YMCA and he also serves on the Nebraska Shrine Bowl Committee. When he's not working, John loves spending time with his wife, Melissa, and their 5 grandchildren.

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  60. Kevin Small

    Market President

    Office: 402-923-0132
    Email: kevin.small@pinnbank.com
    Address: 401 Main Street
    Humphrey, NE 68642

    NMLS: 674870

    Kevin Small was born and raised on a farm near Fullerton, NE. After starting with Pinnacle Bank in 2003, Kevin now serves as Market President for Madison and Humphrey locations. Kevin is a graduate from University of Nebraska in Lincoln with a degree in Agricultural Business.
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  61. Mike Pavelka

    Market President

    Office: (402) 826-2121
    Email: mike.pavelka@pinnbank.com
    Address: 143 E 13th Street
    Crete, NE 68333

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    Mike has worked for Pinnacle Bank since 2001, spending time at the Columbus, Beatrice and Crete locations. He is now the Market President in Crete. Mike grew up on a farm south of Hastings, Nebraska. He still enjoys farming and uses vacation each year to help with harvest. He attended Doane University in Crete, where he met his wife, Betsy. Mike worked part time at Pinnacle Bank while studying Accounting and Finance. Crete has always felt like home to Mike and Betsy. They enjoy volunteering for numerous organizations and events in the community. When Mike is not working, he enjoys playing with his two kids, Cole and Jack, golfing, and fishing.

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  62. Ryne Reeves

    Assistant Vice President

    Office: 402-434-3115
    Email: ryne.reeves@pinnbank.com
    Address: 7001 S 27th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68512

    NMLS: 1643164

    Born and raised in Crete Nebraska, Ryne attended University of Nebraska Lincoln and earned a degree in economics and management. He began his career in Crete, Nebraska as a loan intern prior to accepting a role as a junior lender for Bank of Colorado in Denver, CO. After three years of working in Colorado, Ryne transferred back home to serve the great city of Lincoln, NE. Ryne specializes in commercial lending.

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  63. Alan Mueller

    Market President

    Office: 402-234-2155
    Email: alan.mueller@pinnbank.com
    Address: 218 Main Street
    Louisville, NE 68037

    NMLS: 618993

    Alan was raised in Louisville, NE. He is a graduate of Peru State College and has been involved in Ag, Commercial and Consumer lending since 1987. Alan currently is the chairperson for Cass County Planning and Zoning and is also an executive board member for Cass County Nebraska Economic Council. Alan has previously served on the Louisville City Council and as Mayor of Louisville, NE

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  64. Taylor Jeppesen

    Loan Officer

    Office: 402-941-8605
    Email: Taylor.Jeppesen@pinnbank.com
    Address: 99 W 6th Street
    Fremont, NE 68025

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    Taylor Jeppesen grew up in Fremont where he attended Fremont Senior High School and later graduated from Midland University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. Taylor has been in the banking industry since 2012, specializing in commercial banking. He has also recently completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado and is a graduate of the Fremont Leadership Class of 2016. Taylor is currently on the boards of the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce and Fremont Midland Entertainment Series. When he is not in the office, you can usually find Taylor spending time with his family and friends, bowling, or cheering on the Huskers!

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  65. Aaron Coleman

    Market President

    Office: (308) 848-2266
    Email: aaron.coleman@pinnbank.com
    Address: 122 S Walnut
    Arnold, NE 69120

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    Aaron grew up on a farm and ranch east of Arnold. He has 14 years of experience in the banking industry and has served as Market President since February of 2020. He graduated from Arnold Public High School in 1999 and earned a degree from Hastings College in 2003, majoring in Economics and Business Administration. When he isn't working, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys as well as helping on the family farm.

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  66. Tyler Wichmann

    Market President

    Office: 308-894-2085
    Email: tyler.wichmann@pinnbank.com
    Address: 912 Commercial St.
    Palmer, NE 68864

    NMLS: 1860215

    Tyler was raised in Palmer on the family farm. He then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he majored in Agriculture Economics. He began his banking career in Aurora before returning to his hometown. Tyler is an active member on many local boards and also helps with Palmer wrestling. He enjoys spending his time outside of the bank working beside his father and brothers on the farm. He also enjoys going to the lake, golfing and hunting.
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  67. Toby Owens

    Market President

    Office: 308-324-5686
    Email: toby.owens@pinnbank.com
    Address: 410 N Washington
    Lexington, NE 68850

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    Toby grew up in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School. He went on to graduate from Buena Vista College with a Banking and Finance Degree. He started his career with Pinnacle in 1997. Outside of the bank, Toby likes to spend time with his wife, Amy, and his two children.

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  68. Kent Craw

    Market President

    Office: 308-345-1555
    Email: kent.craw@pinnbank.com
    Address: 602 W B Street
    McCook, NE 69001

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    Kent was born and raised in Stratton, Nebraska. He started his banking career in 1992 and currently serves as Market President in McCook and Hayes Center, Nebraska. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Kearney and completed the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colorado. Kent currently serves on the McCook Economic Development Executive Committee and the LB 840 Loan Committees for both Red Willow and Hayes County. Past service includes Chairman of the Board for both Community Hospital McCook and Hillcrest Nursing Home Foundation.
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  69. Nathan Perry

    Market President

    Office: 308-946-3031
    Email: nathan.perry@pinnbank.com
    Address: 320 G Street
    Central City, NE 68826

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    Nathan grew up on a farm north of Shelby, NE, where his dad was a row crop farmer. He attended Wayne State College after high school and received his business finance degree in 2005. He started with Pinnacle Bank in 2006. Nathan lives in Central City with his wife and two children.

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  70. Kevin Beune

    Market President

    Office: 402-352-2401
    Email: kevin.beune@pinnbank.com
    Address: 301 E 11th Street
    Schuyler, NE 68661

    NMLS: 825536

    Kevin grew up on a farm in northeast Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and has been with Pinnacle Bank since 2011.
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