First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO, has announced Chris Hove has joined its commercial banking group as a senior director in its Lincoln market.

“I am thrilled to announce this addition to our growing Lincoln team,” said Nathan McKown, managing director of commercial banking at FNBO. “Chris brings talent and a depth of knowledge in addition to an unmatched passion and commitment to the Lincoln community.”

Hove will serve commercial clients in Lincoln with a comprehensive set of solutions designed to advance business goals.

“FNBO has an incredible history, and I am appreciative of the opportunity to be part of its team here,” said Hove. “I am looking forward to working with our clients and using my experience to find the best financial arrangements for them.”

Prior to joining FNBO, Hove served 10 years in the U.S. Navy. Following that, he spent more than 30 years in the banking industry, the past 20 of which were in the Lincoln market. He is also a past chairman of the Nebraska Bankers Association.

Hove holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and thereafter earned an MBA from the University of San Diego. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO) has primary banking offices in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. For more information, go to