First State Bank Nebraska Announces Leadership Transition
First State Bank Nebraska (www.1fsb.com) announced that Jerry L. Lentfer will succeed Tom Damkroger as CEO. Damkroger will remain chairman of the bank and chairman, CEO and president of First State Holding Co., the parent company of First State Bank Nebraska. Damkroger will emphasize his focus on capital allocation for the holding company and strategic initiatives.
Lentfer, as CEO and president of First State Bank Nebraska, will work across First State’s footprint in eastern Nebraska to deliver on the bank’s responsible growth strategy through connecting customers with the financial services and products that will help them realize their dreams. From $60 million in assets in 2001 to $475 million and growing, the growth strategy has served the bank and its communities well. Lentfer earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska and resides outside of Firth.
First State Bank Nebraska is also pleased to welcome back Jeff Kanger as executive vice president. Kanger returns after pursuing a passion outside of banking. He started his banking career as a legal intern and was quickly promoted to leadership positions. Kanger is originally from Omaha and earned his law degree at the University of Nebraska.
Find out more online at www.1fsb.com.