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23 August 2018-Chad Gonka is photographed at First National Bank in Columbus, NE.

Chad Gonka

Managing Director, Community Banking
Columbus and Norfolk, Nebraska

Chad Gonka

Chad serves as Managing Director, Community Banking for Columbus and Norfolk. In his role, Chad oversees the team that works with business clients. Working in banking and finance for nearly 20 years, he greatly values the relationships he has built with clients and in the community.


Chad’s career began at FNBO in Global Banking and eventually became a Commercial Lender and relationship manager prior to assuming his current role. Before joining FNBO, he acted as the Controller for a Swine Genetics Company. He has additional experience in Mortgage Documentation and Personal Banking. Chad earned a degree in Business Administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University.


Chad keeps busy outside of work with a variety of activities—mostly those of his children. He enjoys working with youth and coaches football for Scotus Central High School and baseball for the Columbus Outlaws in Nebraska. Whenever he has the opportunity, he likes to work in a round of golf.

Chad is active in his community as a board member for the Columbus Area United Way and participates with his local Elks Lodge.