Chris Hove

Chris serves as a Senior Director of Commercial Banking.  With his 30 years of experience, he provides a steady hand and experienced insights to help his customers improve their financial lives and reach their goals. He’s not afraid to ask tough questions if doing so ensures a company’s business plan is functionally constructed to recognize and mitigate risks which normally leads to success. He strives to be a valued resource to his commercial clients, and to that end, works tirelessly coaching his team to provide unparalleled customer support through good times and challenging times.


Chris began his career in banking and finance as a teenager, before proudly serving his country as an Aviator in the United States Navy and Navy Reserves. Chris resumed his banking career in 1993 serving in the roles of compliance, Community Reinvestment, consumer, and commercial banking. Since then, he has held leadership positions in several banks focused on growing customer-dedicated employee teams and meeting the needs of commercial entities. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking and the Nebraska Bankers Association Commercial Lending School and Leadership Program to further his career knowledge and better serve customers.


Outside of work, Chris keeps active with yard work, walking dogs, golf and tennis. Family time is also important, so he prioritizes activities with his wife and 3 daughters. Chris is active in his community, with a lengthy list of civic involvements.  He was recently elected to serve on the Lincoln Airport Authority board of directors.  He also serves on the Bryan Hospital Foundation board, Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) and Visionary Youth.  Previously he served on the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission, Council Board Chair for the Cornhusker Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Chairman of the Board for the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools as well as Chairman of the Nebraska Bankers Association.

"Smooth seas never made a good sailor."