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.