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March 30, 2022

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NBA Annual Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Bankers Association, Inc. will be held Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in La Vista. The Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with the NBA Annual Convention, May 4-6, 2022.

Richard J. Baier, NBA President and CEO

Nominating Committee Proposes 2022-2023 Slate of Volunteers

The NBA Nominating Committee has recommended an excellent slate of bankers to serve in leadership positions for the Nebraska Bankers Association’s 2022-2023 fiscal year. The Nominating Committee made its recommendations before the NBA Board of Directors last week in Lincoln.

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NBA Chair

  • Stephen Stull, Nebraska Bank (Dodge)

NBA Chair-Elect Nominee

  • Lydell Woodbury, First Nebraska Bank (Valley)

NBA Board of Directors Nominees

  • Group 1: Luke Rickertsen, Flatwater Bank (Gothenburg)
  • Group 2: Kelly Trambly, South Central State Bank (Campbell)
  • Group 3: Mark Linville, First State Bank (Randolph)
  • Group 4: Jeremy McHugh, Corn Growers State Bank (Murdock)
  • At-large: Zachary Holoch, Cornerstone Bank (York)

NBA Board of Directors - Large Bank Representatives

  • Nick Baxter, First National Bank of Omaha (Omaha)
  • Cory Bergt, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Lincoln)
  • Macala Carter, Great Western Bank, a division of First Interstate Bank (Lincoln)
  • Kim Hammes, Bank of the West (Omaha)
  • John Kotouc, American National Bank (Omaha)
  • Kristen Marshall-Maser, Five Points Bank (Grand Island)
  • Travis Sears, Union Bank & Trust Co. (Lincoln)
  • Joe Sullivan, U.S. Bank, N.A. (Omaha)

NBA Government Relations Committee Chair

  • Nick Vrba, First State Bank & Trust Co. (Fremont)

NBA BankPAC Committee Chair

  • Luke Rickertsen, Flatwater Bank (Gothenburg)

April is Financial Awareness Month

Nebraska bankers and the NBA were in attendance as Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaimed April as Financial Awareness Month in Nebraska.

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Legislative, Policy & Regulatory Updates

NBA Legislative Update - March 25

SBA Expands, Modifies Community Advantage Pilot Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the Community Advantage pilot program will be extended to Sept. 30, 2024. The program focuses on meeting the needs of small businesses in underserved markets. SBA will also end the moratorium on new lender participation, increase the maximum loan level and simplify requirements.

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FDIC Seeks Public Input on Bank Mergers

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released a request for information to gather input on bank mergers, including those between an insured and a non-insured institution.

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Task Force Releases Appraisal and Valuation Equity Plan

The Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity announced an action plan to address bias in the property appraisal process. The task force was created as part of President Biden’s Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.

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Computer Security Incident Notification Requirements 

Beginning May 1, 2022, banks must notify the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) within 36 hours of a computer security incident. The agency recently issued a bulletin on points of contact to satisfy the notification requirement.

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Upcoming Events

To see the complete event schedule, visit the NBA Event Calendar.

Banks & Bankers

March 23 - 29

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Donate Items for the NBA BankPAC Silent Auction

The NBA is still accepting donations for the BankPAC Silent Auction to be held during the NBA Annual Convention on May 5 in La Vista. View the list of current donations here.

If you have an item(s) to donate or have questions about the Silent Auction or BankPAC, please contact Jennifer Heaton at the NBA at or 402-474-1555.

Secure Your Bank's Network and Backups

President Biden recently warned of evolving intelligence about potential cyberattacks. Banks should review their cyber security plans due to possible threats.

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Shields Up warning resource page provides recommendations for organizations, business leaders and consumers.

CISA Shields Up


The American Bankers Association (ABA) has developed a resource page for the banking sector that includes information on sanctions, cybersecurity and talking points for communicating with customers.

ABA Resource Page

Teach Children to Save Day: April 28

Free Teach Children to Save resources are available from the ABA Foundation. Bankers registered to participate in the program will receive access to a private resource page containing promotional materials, student activities, communication tools and presentation lessons (also available in Spanish) covering topics that include: Banking Careers, Decision Making, Interest, Money Recognition and Savings. Participation and resources are available to all banks.

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Preferred Vendor:

Join NBA preferred vendor for a no-obligation demo and receive a free suite of Financial Literacy Month campaign materials. provides your bank with unlimited access to several thousand professionally designed, customizable marketing materials, as well as millions of Getty images and videos. This is all on an affordable, monthly subscription basis. Even better, NBA members get a 20% discount!

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Review Alliance

Did you know that safe deposits should always be flagged or plugged when they become past due?

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Compliance Alliance

Q: Would we need to pull a flood certificate if we have knowledge that there is a grain bin on the lot we are financing?

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