Kendell G. Holthus, executive vice president of Cornerstone Bank in York, was elected chairman of the Nebraska Bankers Association during the association’s Annual Convention on Friday, April 29th, at The Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln. Holthus succeeds Larry Marik, First National Bank of Columbus.

Having served in many volunteer leadership roles, Holthus is making a positive impact on his community and the state of Nebraska. He has served on the board of directors for the Nebraska Independent College Foundation, also serving on the NICF Executive Committee; Concordia University Foundation; York County Ag Society; York Municipal Airport Authority; York Community Builders; and as chairman of the board for Wessels Living History Farm. In addition, Holthus is a member of the York Rotary, past president of the United Way, and past executive director of Faith Lutheran Church. He also has participated on numerous committees, serving Faith Lutheran Church, York Public Schools, and York Country Club.

The Nebraska Bankers Association was founded in 1890, is a statewide association representing 223 of Nebraska’s 225 commercial banks and 12 of the 13 savings and loan institutions in the state. The association constantly monitors the banking scene, watchful for new ideas and approaches to help Nebraska’s financial institutions respond to an ever-changing environment.

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