Star City Six – Sherla Post
Cornhusker Bank is a locally owned and operated, community-centered financial institution founded in 1903 with seven locations citywide. Sherla Post is SVP, Human Resources and Talent Development at Cornhusker Bank (cornhuskerbank.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
Cornhusker Bank provides a wide range of financial services with a true commitment to making the community and our customers’ lives better. As a member of the Lincoln area community for more than 100 years, Cornhusker Bank understands Lincoln and how important trusted relationships are here. Our local ownership and decision makers are here to react and deliver quality solutions. Committed to your success is not just a goal, it’s how we live.
How did you get started in the business?
An advisor from college suggested human resources based on my strengths and characteristics of tending to the welfare of others, reaching compromises, motivating others, assisting those in need, negotiating, my interest in business and finance, and my need to be up and about, not sedentary all day long.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Having 30 days to move 70 employees from a national company to a local company with no delay in pay and finding and enrolling employees in a full benefit package and retirement plan, etc. Fortunately, I had established good relationships with several benefit brokers and the benefit package we were able to put together was comparable to, if not better than, what they had with the national company.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Being a part of Cornhusker Bank’s management team and championing people via mentoring, helping them find their strengths and talents to be in a career that gives them purpose.
Tell us a little about your family.
I’m happily married to Gregory Post, PhD, a board certified clinical chemist and toxicologist. We have four adult children, three sons and one daughter, and have added a son-in-law and two daughters-in-law to our clan.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Actually, there are three: The day I became a mother, the day my brother was killed by a drunk driver, and the day I married Gregory and became a part of his wonderful, loving family.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Spending time with family and friends, attending sporting events, being outside (in the summer, I’m a weenie when it’s cold out), or getting a mani/pedi with my daughter.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I worked as an autopsy assistant and didn’t ever get physically sick. Emotionally exhausting at times, but it’s rewarding to help families find answers as to why.
What are you the most proud of?
My family. They’re all caring, generous and accepting of all people, they are good citizens and they give back to the community.
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
Voices of Hope (personal experience), Friendship Home (a friend was murdered by her fiancé), American Heart Association (my husband, mother, father, and father–in-law have all had health scares from heart issues), Nebraska State Stroke Association (my mother died from a stroke), and GLSEN (supports the LGBTQ community and educates others).
What is your favorite local restaurant?
The Normandy, my son and daughter-in-law took over ownership in January!
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