As a Portfolio Manager of First National Bank's Lending Group, Ryan is responsible for relationship management and facilitating large commercial credits. He creates quality loan structures for both prospective and existing customers, always striving to provide exceptional service and to enhance the customer experience. He takes pride in helping customers make the right decisions for their business operations as well as their personal finances.
Ryan began his professional career as a Grain Merchandiser with West Plains Company where he purchased and sold corn and wheat. He brought this experience in commodities to First National Bank as an analyst before taking on his current role as Portfolio Manager. Ryan has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and enjoys a number of professional affiliations with organizations, including the Nebraska Cattlemen and the Nebraska LEAD Program. He also acts as president for the Young Professionals in Agriculture of Nebraska and Southwest Iowa.
Ryan is never far from his agricultural roots and still loves visiting the family ranch when he can find the time. He also enjoys aviation and skiing to round out his hobbies and is a proud supporter of the Nebraska State Fly-In.
Our customers are pillars in their communities by providing investment, community service, and being top employers. At First National, we strive to help the customer make the right decisions for their business and themselves.