Banks are intertwined in people’s lives, integral to their communities and have the resources to create change. At First National Bank of Omaha, we are a force for good in the world. In every action we take, from a teller greeting a customer to our leadership formulating the next step for our company, we strive to do the right thing.
We’re independent and family-owned, and focused on the long view instead of the next quarter. It’s been our recipe for success for generations.
For more than 160 years, our holding company - First National of Nebraska - has grown to 5,000 employees with locations in seven states and $23 billion in assets. First National Bank of Omaha has been ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the Midwest" by J.D. Power1, named a MONEY Best Bank in the Midwest2 and ranked one of Forbes Best Banks in America3. We use this success to invest millions back into our communities, focusing on key areas of need, such as housing, financial literacy and local economies.
First National Bank 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.
With locations in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas, we haven't lost sight of the foundation on which our success was built. Integrity, Respect, Passion - these are the cornerstones of our Operating Philosophy and represent our commitment to you. At First National Bank, we strive to better serve you and your banking needs - and we are as hopeful and excited about the future of our bank as our founders were in 1857.
History to be proud of.
For more than 160 years, First National Bank has maintained its commitment to helping to build strong communities. We don’t claim to have been the primary builders of the communities we serve. Many people over many generations did that with their hard work, dedication and vision. But a local bank that understands and embraces the community’s vision can make a big difference, and we are firm in our commitment to these principles.
First National Bank is proud of our history. We were founded in 1857 by two brothers – Herman and Augustus Kountze. Though our founders were engaged in the rough-and-tumble business of the pioneers, they created an innovative and forward-looking organization. We were among the first banks to issue credit cards – long before most other banks did – and we were the first U.S. company to use fuel cell technology as its primary power source. That’s how we approach the future, as well, and we hope you will take the journey with us.
The Kountze brothers envisioned that their bank would succeed and have a positive impact on the communities they served. We continue to harbor big dreams for the future of the communities we serve, just like Herman and Augustus did.
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The Omaha leadership team is devoted to make banking at First National Bank world-class. Learn about the leadership in your local community making an impact in banking.
Stephanie Moline | Executive Vice President, Enterprise Banking Group
Stephanie Moline serves as Executive Vice President of the Enterprise Banking Group and serves as an Executive Officer on the Executive Leadership Team at First National Bank. The Enterprise Banking Group includes Agribusiness Banking, Correspondent Banking, Commercial Lending, Commercial Real Estate, Specialty Banking, Corporate Treasury Services and Global Banking. Stephanie oversees our Commercial Lending offices in the Lincoln and Fremont markets.
Stephanie joined First National Bank as a management trainee in 1982. She received her B.S. Degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and her Executive Degree from Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.
Stephanie currently serves on the First National Bank of Omaha Board, the MBA Board of Advisors for Nebraska Wesleyan University, the Nebraska Humane Society Foundation Board, a Board Member for First National Technology Solutions, the Red Basket Board of Directors, and serves as Treasurer of the Residences on the Green HOA.
Stephanie is a pet lover and very passionate about the care and well-being of animals. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, tennis, reading, and spending time with her children, Nicole and William.
David Janus | Senior Vice President, Wealth Management
Dave is Group Head and Senior Vice President of the Wealth Management division at First National Bank. A banker since 1979, Dave has worked in a variety of capacities and locations including Michigan, Ohio, Kansas City and, since 2017, in Omaha. Dave earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business from Michigan State University and his Master’s Degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University.
Dave and his wife, Terie, have three adult children spread out from Kansas City to Cleveland to Boston…and one spoiled grandson! Dave enjoys a lot of different activities, but golf is by far his favorite. It’s fun and challenging (and frustrating)! One day he hopes to play a round of golf at St. Andrews Old Course in Scotland. He also enjoys relaxing with a good book about behavioral economics.
Sean Baker | Executive Vice President, Retail Banking
Sean serves as Executive Vice President, Retail Banking, for First National Bank of Omaha, overseeing our branch banking initiatives at more than 100 locations across a seven-state area. Baker joined the First National Bank team in April of 2018 as the Executive Vice President, Enterprise Digital Business Strategy, responsible for establishing and implementing the bank’s digital vision and strategies.
Sean previously spent 20 years with Cabela’s, Inc. From 2012 through 2017, he served as President & Chief Executive Officer of World’s Foremost Bank, the exclusive issuer of Cabela’s co-brand loyalty program, the Cabela’s CLUB Visa. In this role he managed all banking operations, as well as partnership and integration across all selling channels within Cabela’s.
Sean received his BS in Business from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He participated in Catholic and non-profit organizations during his tenure with Cabela’s in both the Sidney and Lincoln communities and currently serves on the Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce.
Sean, his wife Amy, and their two children are lifelong Nebraskans. They currently reside in Lincoln and have lived across the entire state, including in Sidney, Kearney and South Sioux City. When not spending time with his family, you can usually find Sean talking about, watching or participating in some type of sporting event. He also enjoys reading and taking in a good movie.