First National Bank North Platte was organized on March 9, 1886, and opened its doors for business on May 10, 1886. Since that time, First National Bank North Platte has occupied three different locations in downtown North Platte, moving to its present location at Second and Dewey in September of 1967. In 1972 the bank’s name was officially changed to The First National Bank and Trust Company of North Platte. Our South Bank at The Mall was opened in 1972, to serve commercial and residential development. We also installed the first ATM in North Platte in 1979.
On October 15, 1988, First National of Nebraska, Inc., the largest bank holding company in the state, purchased First National Bank and Trust Company. From 1989 to 1991, the bank acquired additional locations in Alliance, Chadron, Gering, and Scottsbluff, enabling First National Bank North Platte to provide financial services to individuals, businesses and agriculture throughout Western Nebraska. In August of 1994, the Alliance National Bank was purchased and merged into our Alliance Branch at 124 West 3rd Street.
First National Bank North Platte has a history of doing what's right for our customers and the communities we serve that spans for generations. As one of the top banking institutions in Nebraska, we are proud to be a part of the First National of Nebraska family of banks.
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The market leadership team is devoted to making banking at First National Bank North Platte world-class. Learn about the leadership who are making an impact in banking, your local community and western Nebraska.
Greg Wilke | Regional President
Greg began his banking career in 1985 at Harlan County Bank in Alma, NE. In 1987 he joined the Washington County Bank as an Agricultural Loan Officer and Indirect Dealer Paper Lender. In September 1988 he joined First National Bank North Platte and has held various positions throughout the bank, working his way up through the bank to be named President, North Platte Region in July 2013. Greg grew up in Holdrege NE and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at UNL. Other education includes NBA National School of Agricultural Lending through Iowa State University and Graduate School of Banking Colorado through University of Colorado. Greg serves the community through professional affiliations with Chamber/DEVCO, North Platte Ambassadors, Great Plains Health Care Foundation, NEBRASKALand Days Board of Directors and Executive Committee, North Platte Chamber Agri-Business Committee, and North Platte Kiwanis.
John McGhehey | Community President, Alliance
John began his banking career in 1978 as a Branch Manager for Fidelity State Bank in Topeka, KS. He joined Alliance National Bank & Trust Co. in February 1980, working in all areas of lending and operations. When First National Bank acquired Alliance National Bank in 1994, he moved to North Platte where he was the manager of the Operations Department for the North Platte bank. In 1996 John returned to Alliance as the Branch President and has worked in Commercial and Agricultural loans. John graduated from the University of Kansas in 1978, and completed the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, WI in August 1989. John enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and reading – especially history.
Rob Bila | Community President, Chadron
Born and raised in a small town in eastern Wyoming, Rob began his banking career in 1992 upon graduation form Chadron State College. He has been building relationships in Chadron since 1998. He completed Graduate School of Banking in Boulder Colorado in 2003, and is experienced in Commercial/Agricultural, Residential Real Estate and Consumer Lending. He is passionate about family, athletics, golf, hunting and fishing.
Leanne Anderson | Director, Trust Services
Leanne joined First National Bank North Platte in 1998 and has served in various capacities at the Bank. Leanne holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA®) designation from Cannon Financial Institute. She earned her MBA degree from University of Nebraska at Kearney and her Bachelor’s degree from University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Leanne is a member of the Foundation Grants Finance Committee of North Platte Public Schools and serves as Treasurer for her church. When not working, Leanne loves spending time with her husband, daughter, son and three wonderful grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling as it allows her to meet new people and experience new cultures.
Jarid Childears | Vice President, Commercial & Agribusiness Banking
Jarid joined First National Bank North Platte in 1996. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Nebraska, and completed the Colorado Graduate School of Banking in 2010. He is on the Board of Directors and a former Treasurer for the Lincoln County Chamber and Development, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of NEBRASKALand Days Inc. He is passionate about his children, hunting, traveling, and the great outdoors.
Senna Reeves | Director, Retail Branch Banking
Born and raised in the panhandle of Nebraska, Senna feels close to her roots. She started at the bank in 2005, and is responsible for Retail Branch Banking in the North Platte Market serving North Platte, Alliance, Chadron, and Scottsbluff. Senna graduated High School in Alliance, Nebraska and received her Bachelor of Arts in Business from Chadron State College. Senna is a steering committee member and co-founder of the new 100 Women Who Care About Chadron group, Teammates mentor, and LB840 committee member. Senna is devoted to her family and loves travelling.