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  1. Dustin DeWeese
    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 Lacey have three kids, all of whom look forward to celebrating 4-Hers’ efforts every year at the Central Kansas Free Fair. 

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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. Gordon Specht
    Office: 402-562-8936
    FAX: 402-562-8936
    Email: gordon.specht@pinnbank.com
    Address: 210 E 23rd St
    Columbus, NE 68601
    NMLS: 674890

    Gordon was raised on a farm near Arlington, Nebraska. He has more than 50 years of financial experience, starting with GAC Finance in 1961. He has worked in banking since 1977 and has been with Pinnacle Bank since 2009.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Mary Deyle
    Office: 308-882-4297
    FAX: 308-882-4099
    Email: mary.deyle@pinnbank.com
    Address: 447 Broadway
    Imperial, NE 69033
    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. An active leader in the community, Mary serves on several committees with the Imperial Chamber of Commerce and sits on the CRA board for the City of Imperial. Mary is committed to offering the best professional service to assist her customers with all their banking needs.

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  11. Eric Geschwind
    Market President
    Office: 816-578-4334
    FAX: 816-578-5819
    Email: eric.geschwind@pinnbank.com
    Address: 26500 E Colbern Rd.
    Lake Lotawana, MO 64064
    NMLS:

    Eric Geschwind has served as Market President for Pinnacle Bank since 2007, leading a team of bankers who focus on meeting customer needs throughout the Kansas City Metro area from the branch office in Eastern Jackson County. He has been in the banking industry since 1998, specializing in commercial lending, including construction. Eric is a lifelong resident of Lee's Summit, Missouri, where he and his wife have two daughters.

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  12. Christopher McMeekin
    Office: 402-339-3244
    FAX: 402-339-4905
    Email: christopher.mcmeekin@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1200 Golden Gate Dr
    Papillion, NE 68046
    NMLS: 665228

    Christopher McMeekin is a native of Alliance, Nebraska. He has been in the banking industry since 2005 and started with Pinnacle Bank in 2006 as a mortgage processor in Columbus, Nebraska. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. Christopher is on the board of the LaVista Community Foundation, the board of the Southport East Landowners Association in LaVista and advisory member to the Papillion Mayor's youth council.

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  13. 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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  14. Douglas Ganz
    Vice President, Private Banking
    Office: 402-436-2458
    FAX: 402-4636-2474
    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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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 Grace Reformed Church, serving as treasurer, deacon and finance committee member.

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  22. Mark Demke
    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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Kevin Black
    Office: 308-894-2085
    FAX: 402-894-2605
    Email: kevin.black@pinnbank.com
    Address: PO Box 187
    Palmer, NE 68864
    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 is involved with the Palmer Community Foundation, Palmer Economic Development Corp, Palmer Community Club, and Grand Island Young Professionals.  He also 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.

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  29. Brad Eckhoff
    Office: 402-339-3244
    FAX: 402-339-4905
    Email: beckhoff@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1200 Golden Gate Dr
    Papillion, NE 68046
    NMLS: 665589

    Brad was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He has been employed with Pinnacle Bank since 1996 and became the Market President in 2010. He is a 1996 graduate of Northwestern College of Orange City, Iowa, and completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado. Brad is currently serving the Ralston Community Schools Foundation as their president. He is also actively involved in the Ralston Chamber of Commerce.

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  30. Spencer Kimball
    Market President
    Office: 402-332-4261
    FAX: 402-332-4264
    Email: spencer.kimball@pinnbank.com
    Address: 817 Village Square
    Gretna, NE 68028
    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 Gretna Branch President.

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

    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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  33. 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

    Although he once moved away to find opportunities in bigger cities, Scott couldn’t be happier back in his hometown with the neighborly generosity of Fremont. Not only was it a good decision for our bank, it was greatly appreciated by his nieces and nephews, who consider Scott the “fun uncle.”

    After graduating from Kearney State College, Scott got his start in banking with the FDIC in Omaha and a large bank in Lincoln. Spending twelve years at a larger bank helped Scott appreciate the Pinnacle Bank approach: a larger organization with roots deeply planted in the local community.            

    When he’s not helping customers at the bank, Scott is sharing his talents with many Fremont organizations like Care Corps, the YMCA and the Archbishop Bergan High School Endowment Committee. But he still manages to find time to spend with his wife Patty and their rambunctious Jack Russell Terrier, Luke.  

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  34. Gordon Lowe
    Vice President, Loan Officer
    Office: 402-941-8607
    FAX: 402-727-6309
    Email: gordon.lowe@pinnbank.com
    Address: 99 W 6th Street
    Fremont, NE 68025
    NMLS: 674922

    Gordon is a Nebraska native whose career in banking and finance has spanned more than 30 years. Gordon graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Colorado Graduate School of Banking. He serves on the board of MainStreet of Fremont and is a diplomat for the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce.

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  35. 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 is a Nebraska native and began his banking career in 1980 in Schuyler, Nebraska. He then moved to O’Neill, Nebraska, and lived there until 1989, when he and his family moved to Fremont. Stan is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Colorado School of Banking. He is a board member of the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, chair of the Government Committee and past president of the Fremont Noon Optimist Club. He also serves on the Fremont Community Foundation Investment Committee and is the current moderator of the Fremont Presbyterian Church Endowment Committee.

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  36. 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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  37. Curt Denker
    Lincoln Market President
    Office: 402-434-3115
    FAX: 402-434-3129
    Email: cdenker@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1401 N Street
    Lincoln, NE 68508
    NMLS: 665598

    Curt has been a resident of Nebraska since 1955 growing up on a farming/cattle feeding operation five miles north of Lexington. He began his banking career in 1977, after graduating from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and has been with Pinnacle Bank since 1995. Curt has remained involved in the community and currently serves on the Library Foundation Trustee Board, Community Services Fund Board and the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, and has continued to remain active with Sigma Chi Fraternity on a local and national level. Previous boards he has served on include Bright Lights, Friendship Home, Child Guidance Center, House of Hope of Nebraska, Inc. and the Nebraska Bankers Association.

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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. Denise Otto
    Vice President, Commercial Lending
    Office: 402-434-3137
    FAX: 402-434-3155
    Email: dotto@pinnbank.com
    Address: 6145 Havelock Avenue
    Lincoln, NE 68507
    NMLS: 674844

    Denise’s career in the banking and financial industry began in 1974, and she has been with Pinnacle Bank since August of 1994. She currently serves as Board President of Community Development Resources, Board Treasurer of Affordable Housing Initiatives and on the Board of the Havelock Business Association.

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  41. John Laflin
    Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending
    Office: 402-434-3125
    FAX: 402-434-3129
    Email: jlaflin@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1401 N Street
    Lincoln, NE 68508
    NMLS: 665602

    John has been a life-long resident of Nebraska with his family homesteading in the state in 1856. He began his banking career in 1989 after graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University, and has experience in all facets of lending. John continues to be active in his church and the Lincoln community, currently serving on the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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  42. Adam Lenzen
    Vice President, Mortgage & Commercial Lending
    Office: 402-436-2483
    FAX: 402-436-2474
    Email: alenzen@pinnbank.com
    Address: 5651 South 59th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68516
    NMLS: 674841

    Adam grew up outside Milford, Nebraska, and moved to Lincoln in 1990. He has been in banking since 1995 and with Pinnacle Bank since 2000.  Adam is a graduate of Doane College and has a diverse background in banking having worked with retail, consumer, commercial lending and home mortgage financing. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Bridge Behavioral Health and has been Treasurer there since 2010.

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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. Greg McConnell
    Branch Manager
    Office: 417-621-6705
    FAX: 417-673-7288
    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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  46. 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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  47. Don Cable
    Vice President
    Office: 816-578-4334
    FAX: 816-578-5819
    Email: don.cable@pinnbank.com
    Address: 26500 East Colbern Road
    Lake Lotawana, MO 64086
    NMLS: 674929

    Don’s banking career started back in 1979 as a teller in college. Since then, he has held positions as Branch Office Manager, Commercial Lender, and now is Vice President of Lake Lotawana. Don strongly believes that community means caring for others and coming together to support each other. He brings many years of experience and trust to the community, which has given him the opportunity to interact and help individuals as well as businesses grow and succeed. Don has been married to his wife, Karen, for 22 years, and they have a blended family of six children and nine grandchildren. They are very involved with the life of their church, First Baptist Church of Raytown, Missouri. One of their favorite activities in the community is the annual Heart of America Christmas Pageant at the church. Music is a passion of Don’s, and he currently sings throughout the Midwest in a southern gospel quartet. 

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  48. 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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  49. Jordon Zach
    Commercial Lender
    Office: 402-234-2155
    Email: Jordon.zach@pinnbank.com
    Address: 218 Main Street
    Louisville, NE 68037
    NMLS: 1119280

    Growing up on a farm just west of Tarnov, Nebraska, Jordon knew he wanted to represent a bank that offers the opportunity to be a part of a community. He loves interacting with people in the community and hearing their stories.

    Jordon began his banking career in Lincoln working as a teller while attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in banking and finance, he started working for Pinnacle Bank in Elkhorn and continued at the bank in Schuyler. He now works at the Louisville branch as a commercial lender.

    Outside of the bank, Jordon enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Mallory, and his large family that lives in the Elkhorn area. 

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  50. Rod Cornelius
    Market President
    Office: 308-352-4131
    FAX: 308-352-4152
    Email: rcornelius@pinnbank.com
    Address: 345 Central Avenue
    NMLS:

    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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  51. Tim Howard
    Vice President
    Office: 402-454-6515
    FAX: 402-454-6518
    Email: tim.howard@pinnbank.com
    Address: 108 S Main Street
    NMLS: 674868

    Tim feels Pinnacle Bank is fair-minded in the way the bank trusts our officers to make decisions they think is best for individual markets. Being in the banking industry since 1999, Tim brings experience and trust to customers and employees. Our competitive rates have allowed him to grow in agricultural lines of credit and farmland purchases with new and existing customers. Remaining strong in consumer loan growth, Tim firmly believes in our model to accommodate any size customer yet making Pinnacle Bank a personalized community bank.

    Tim was born and raised in Council Bluffs, and moved to the Norfolk area in 1991 where he attended Northeast College. When Tim isn’t at the bank, he enjoys spending time with his wife and seven children. He also is a devoted member of the Catholic Church serving as an ordained deacon.

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  52. Lowell Ferguson
    Office: 402-339-3244
    Email: lowell.ferguson@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1200 Golden Gate Dr
    Papillion, NE 68046
    NMLS:

    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. He is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. Lowell has been in the corporate environment for 10 years gaining experience in product promotions, program management, compliance, operations and mergers/acquisitions serving the banking industry. At Pinnacle Bank, he manages all aspects of commercial lending, including SBA financing. Lowell is actively involved in his community as a Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce vice chair/board member, Sarpy County Chamber Young Professionals board of director, Lions Club Papillion member, Papillion Community Foundation board of director, judge for Nebraska DECA, Teammates Mentoring Program member and Habitat for Humanity yearly volunteer. He is a graduate of the Sarpy Chamber’s “Leadership Sarpy” and “Leadership Pinnacle Bank” programs. In addition to being involved in local Papillion events, Lowell and his wife are members of Saint Columbkille Church and Oak Hills Country Club. He also enjoys being a father.

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  53. Matt Smith
    Assistant Vice President
    Office: 402-339-3244
    FAX: 402-339-4905
    Email: matt.smith@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1200 Golden Gate Dr
    Papillion, NE 68046
    NMLS:

    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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  54. 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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  55. Dann Smith
    Market President
    Office: 402-562-8936
    Email: dann.smith@pinnbank.com
    Address: 210 E 23rd Street
    Columbus, NE 68601
    NMLS:

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

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

    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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  58. Kris Koelzer
    Market President
    Office: 402-668-2205
    Email: kris.koelzer@pinnbank.com
    Address: 400 S Main Street
    Verdigre, NE 68783
    NMLS:

    Kris grew up in Wood River, Nebraska where he graduated from high school. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in management and marketing from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. 

    He has been with Pinnacle Bank since 2013, starting in the bank’s Management Training Program. Kris is currently in transition from loan officer in O’Neill to Market President in Verdigre. He said both communities are like a family that keep bonds strong and work toward a common goal. The most rewarding part of his job is helping customers find a way to save money.

    Kris lives in O’Neill with his wife, Anne, and enjoys playing golf. In the community, he is active in the Lion’s Club and volunteers for the O’Neill Golf Club and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

     

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  59. James Mowitz
    Assistant Vice President / Commercial Lending
    Office: 402-434-3127
    Email: james.mowitz@pinnbank.com
    Address: 1401 N Street
    Lincoln, NE 68507
    NMLS:
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  60. Rod Petersen
    Office: 402-234-2155
    Email: rod.petersen@pinnbank.com
    Address: 218 Main Street
    Louisville, NE 68037
    NMLS:

    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 20 years, either serving on the planning commission or city council. 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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  61. 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
    NMLS:

    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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  62. 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 analysist, 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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