New Hire, Promotions at Union Bank & Trust
Union Bank & Trust (ubt.com) recently hired Scott Wanetka as vice president of consumer lending. Jade Hood was promoted to deposit Services officer and Taylor Hunt to customer service officer.
Scott Wanetka, as vice president of consumer lending, will be leading UBT’s Credit Card and Patient Financing consumer lending business units. He brings 18 years of wide-ranging financial and retail industry experience to Union Bank, including 10 years in credit card marketing, operations, retail banking and retention strategies to his new role. Wanetka received his Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and is an avid outdoorsman and a strong supporter of local conservation and youth involvement efforts. A Milford resident, Wanetka is an active leader at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Seward and volunteers as a Hunter Education Instructor with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
Jade Hood, now deposit services officer, leads the Input and Documentation team in ensuring all legal and regulatory requirements are followed regarding deposit account documentation. She joined Union Bank in 2004, progressing through the Customer Service career path before joining the Deposit Services area as assistant manager in 2015. Hood received an Associate Degree from Southeast Community College and is a graduate of the Nebraska Banker’s Association Operations School and UBT’s Leadership Development Program. She is a member of UBT’s Operations Advisory Group as well as both UBT’s and Lincoln’s Young Professionals Groups and serves her community through Union Bank’s Donations Committee and the United Way Women in Philanthropy group. Hood is a past board member of Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters and past UBT United Way/Community Health Charities Campaign Committee Chair.
Taylor Hunt, now customer service officer, is responsible for the overall management of the 70th & Pioneers branch in addition to leading the manager group with department projects, training initiatives, and operations. Hunt began his UBT career in 2012, holding numerous positions in the Customer Service Department, most recently as branch manager of the 70th & Pioneers location. Currently attending the University of Nebraska – Kearney, Hunt will hold a Bachelor of Arts in Business with minors in Marketing and Management as well as Certification in Project Management upon his completion. He is a graduate of UBT’s Leadership Development Program, is a member of Lincoln’s Young Professionals Group and serves on UBT’s Wellness Committee. Dedicated to investing in his community, Hunt is a United Way/Community Health Charities Emerging Leader and a UBT United Way/Community Health Charities Campaign Committee member.