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What We Believe

At First National Bank of Omaha, we like to think of ourselves as a “great big, small bank,” large enough to provide the expertise and resources necessary to handle any financial need, yet small enough to know you personally. With more than 100 locations in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas, we help our customers and communities to succeed by focusing on building relationships at a local level.

Meet Our Team

First National Bank is proud to have an executive management team who understands that our customers’ success is the key to our success. While each member of the executive team brings a unique background and set of experiences, their shared commitment to excellence in personal service and performance sets the standard that we follow every day.

  • Clark D. Lauritzen | Chairman and President | First National Bank of Omaha
  • Michael A. Summers | Executive Vice President | Buildings and Finance, Chief Financial Officer
  • Nicholas W. Baxter | Executive Vice President | Chief Risk Officer
  • Jerry J. O'Flanagan | Executive Vice President | Consumer Banking Group
  • Michael S. Foutch | Executive Vice President | Customer and Employee Experience
  • David E. Cota | Executive Vice President | Wholesale Banking
  • Jeff A. Sims | Executive Vice President | Chief Credit Officer
  • Roger A. Fleury | Executive Vice President - First National Bank | President - Financial Service Company
  • Sean B. Baker | Executive Vice President | Digital and Emerging Business
  • Kim S. Weiss | Senior Vice President | Audit Services

Our Markets

With more than 160 years’ experience meeting our customers’ financial needs, First National Bank of Omaha – with locations in Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas – has built a reputation for service few banks can match. Learn more about the states we serve, our local communities and local leadership.

Enterprise Innovators

Showcasing employees who drive key initiatives for the bank while serving pivotal roles in the communities where we live and work.

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Enterprise Innovator:
Alec Gorynski, Vice President, Community Development and Corporate Philanthropy

As Vice President of Community Development and Corporate Philanthropy, Alec Gorynski leads First National Bank of Omaha’s efforts to be an agent of positive change through philanthropy, investing and leadership across our seven-state footprint. First National Bank genuinely embraces the philosophy that corporations are uniquely positioned to be instruments of change by leveraging their brand, products, employees and financial resources to address social issues. Alec brings this perspective to life with his role, overseeing the bank’s commitment to reinvest $85 million and 100,000 volunteer hours back into our communities by 2020. In 2017 alone, First National Bank reinvested over $26 million, including grants, donations and impact investments, much of which is focused on driving economic growth and stability. Alec’s commitment and leadership is a guiding force in helping to achieve our vision of having successful communities in all the places we operate.

Alec serves as co-founder and board member of Spark – a community development intermediary. He is a past-president and Treasurer of Omaha 100, and holds board and sub-committee positions with the Nebraska Arts Council, the Omaha Community Foundation and InCommon Community Development.

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Enterprise Innovator:
Laura Castro de Cortes, Director of Multicultural Banking

Laura Castro de Cortes serves as Director of Multicultural Banking for First National Bank of Omaha. She is responsible for developing and implementing multicultural banking programs across all of First National Bank’s business units and markets. Laura has more than 15 years of experience in creating meaningful and relevant solutions for minority and underserved populations. Her insights about tailoring our services to non-English speaking customers, specifically in areas like mortgage, small business and retail, bring significant value to our customers and the bank. Identified by TIME magazine as one of nine “Minority Women Who Make a Difference in the Workplace,” Laura’s leadership and guidance are pivotal in developing this increasingly important area of focus for First National Bank.

Laura’s passion and commitment for serving minority and underserved populations is evidenced by her involvement with many professional and community organizations as well. She has been a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Board, president of the Iowa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, served on the Institute for Learning Innovations Board, recognized as the Small Business Administration’s Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year in Region VII and served on the executive board of the Siena Francis House. Laura is also a member of the South Omaha Business Association and her neighborhood association. The most important reason that she gives back to the community, both professionally and personally, is her belief that she is creating solutions that help to financially improve people’s lives.

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Enterprise Innovator:
Chuck Nelson, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Data Management

Charles (Chuck) Nelson has held various leadership roles in credit operations, credit policy, credit risk management and data analysis during his 20+ year career with First National Bank of Omaha. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Data Management, where he manages the teams responsible for data strategy and governance, data management, reporting and advanced analytics. Chuck and his team are at the forefront of First National Bank’s exciting endeavor to leverage data to deliver predictive and personalized experiences to our customers via machine learning techniques. With Chuck’s guidance, his team applies machine learning methodologies and other advanced analytic techniques to solving a variety of business problems for the bank – all aimed at delivering an exceptional customer experience.

Chuck is an active volunteer in the Omaha community, primarily focused on mentoring relationships with young people. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands, as well as Treasurer, chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Governance Committee. He is also a member of 100 Black Men of Omaha, Inc. and actively involved with St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church. Chuck believes that we have the opportunity to make a difference in a young person’s life. By changing the arc of that young person’s future, it can benefit the kids, families and everyone in the community.

"The spirit of teamwork has remained a key ingredient of First National's formula for success for more than 160 years."

Bruce R. Lauritzen | Chairman, First National of Nebraska
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Board of Directors

Every director at First National Bank of Omaha brings to the organization a commitment to excellence and a proven track record of success in the financial industry. More importantly, however, each also brings an unwavering commitment to customer service. The names may change over the years, but the ideals of those leading First National Bank remain the same: to provide quality products and superior customer service.

  • Sean B. Baker
  • Nicholas W. Baxter
  • Amy J. Bouchard
  • Kenneth J. Bunnell III
  • David E. Cota, Jr.
  • Mark P. Driscoll
  • Michael L. Earleywine
  • Roger A. Fleury
  • Michael S. Foutch
  • David J. Janus
  • Mihaela Kobjerowski
  • Clarkson D. Lauritzen
  • Stephanie H. Moline
  • Charles E. Nelson
  • Maureen M. O’Connor
  • Jerry J. O’Flanagan
  • Jeffrey A. Sims
  • Scott A. Smith
  • Matthew S. Spyers
  • Timothy A. Struthers
  • Michael A. Summers
  • Katrina L. Wells
  • Kimberly M. Whittaker