West Gate Bank Promotes Three

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West Gate Bank Promotes Three

The West Gate Bank® (westgate.bank) Board of Directors has elected Katie Miller to the title of vice president, branch manager of the Midtown location; Brock Shelton to the title of senior vice president, Business Banking Solutions; and Kristi Thornton to the title of senior vice president, Omaha Retail market manager.

Katie Miller joined West Gate Bank® in 2007 as a teller at the 27th & Cornhusker Hwy location. In 2008, she was promoted to personal banker at the Midtown location, and then to assistant branch manager at the 27th & Cornhusker Hwy location in 2012 and assistant vice president, branch manager at the 84th & Eagle Crest location in 2016. With her most recent promotion, Miller is responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships with customers and providing personal service to meet their financial needs. In addition, she will lead and coach her staff to achieve customer service and sales goals. She is the Chair of her Professional Networking Group and also a volunteer for Junior Achievement and LPS.

Katie Miller is located at West Gate Bank® Midtown at 4955 O Street, and can be reached at (402) 323-8951 or kmiller@westgate.bank.

Brock Shelton joined West Gate Bank as a teller in September, 2002. During his tenure with West Gate Bank, he has served as a new accounts representative, Consumer and Business banker and branch manager. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and brings nearly 20 years of banking experience to his new role. Shelton is responsible for leading the Business Banking Solutions team in Lincoln and Omaha, providing superior customer account service to business and consumer clients, as well as providing cash management solutions to business customers. He serves on the Board of Directors for the People’s City Mission and Friendship Home, as well as participating in a number of other community activities.

Brock Shelton is located at West Gate Bank® Center at 6003 Old Cheney Road, and can be reached at (402) 323-8902 or bshelton@westgate.bank.

Kristi Thornton joined West Gate Bank® in 2011 as an assistant branch manager at the Midtown location at 50th & O Street. In 2015, she was promoted to assistant vice president, branch manager at the Southridge location at 27th & Old Cheney Road. She transferred back to Midtown as branch manager later that year. In August 2016, she was promoted to vice president, branch manager of the Midtown and Southridge locations. In that role, Thornton oversaw both branch locations, was responsible for the development and maintenance of business relationships with customers, and coached her staff to achieve customer service and sales goals. She brings 20 years of banking experience to her new role where she will lead the Omaha Retail team. Her responsibilities will include managing the Pacific Springs branch while coaching and mentoring the other Omaha branch managers and their teams. Thornton is a member of Business Networking International (BNI), Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, participates in Women in Sales & Business and is in the current Leadership Lincoln Fellows class.

Kristi Thornton will be located at West Gate Bank® Pacific Springs at 180th & Pacific, and can be reached at (402) 323-7250 or kthornton@westgate.bank.

 

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