Trauernicht began his career with Pinnacle Bank in Lincoln as a credit analyst, where he also completed the Pinnacle Bank Management Trainee Program. He then moved to Aurora to be a loan officer for 3 years. In 2012, Trauernicht moved to Pinnacle Bank Beatrice to take on the role of Vice President specializing in ag and commercial lending. In 2022, Trauernicht assumed the role of Market President in Beatrice but continues to serve loan customers.
Ryan is an active member of the Beatrice community. He is currently a board member for the Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center, Kiwanis International and Beatrice YMCA Foundation. He also volunteers with the Gage County United Way and is a former board member. When not working at the bank, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and three kids Lila, Henry and Ada. He is a graduate of Sterling High School and earned his Business Management degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University.