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CLAUDE R. BADURA

Claude is the President & CEO.  He also serves as the bank’s Chief Loan Officer, Financial officer, and currently occupies a seat on the Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Kearney State College (UNK) and has additional education through the Kansas/Nebraska Schools of Banking. He’s been involved in both agricultural production and lending for more than 45 years and has been with the bank for nearly 20 years. Also of note, Claude represents the fourth generation of the Badura family in the bank.  He is a native of Ashton, Nebraska and currently resides in Kearney, Nebraska.

CHRISTOPHER C. BADURA

Chris currently serves as the bank’s Compliance and Marketing officer as well as occupying a seat on the Board of Directors.  He studied business at Creighton University and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and has additional education through the Kansas/Nebraska Schools of Banking.  He has been involved in banking for nearly 12 years; more than 7 of which have been with the bank. Also of note, Chris represents the fifth generation of the Badura family in the bank. He also experience in Advertising/Marketing & Consumer Relations.  He is a native of Kearney, Nebraska and currently resides there.

NICHOLAS J. BADURA

Nick currently serves as the bank’s Vice-President, Cashier, Operations and Security officer, teller, and occupies a seat on Board of Directors.  Nick attended Kearney State College (UNK). He has been with the bank for nearly 18 years.  Also of note, Nick, along with Claude, represents the fourth generation in the bank. He is a native of Ashton, Nebraska and he and his family currently reside in Loup City, Nebraska. 

KAREN B. DALE

Karen currently serves as a Loan Officer for the bank.  She attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  She has been with the bank for nearly 20 years.  She has extensive agricultural lending experience in both non-guaranteed and guaranteed agricultural loans. She is native of Ravenna, Nebraska and currently resides with her family in Ashton, Nebraska.

TAYLOR J. PICKAR

Taylor currently serves as the bank’s bookkeeper, teller, and loan assistant.  She graduated from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and has additional education through the Kansas/Nebraska Schools of Banking. She has been with the bank for nearly 2 years. She is a native of Litchfield, Nebraska and currently resides in Loup City, Nebraska.

NANCY J. BADURA

Nancy currently works part-time in bookkeeping.  She attended Kearney State College (UNK).  She has been with the bank for nearly 19 years.  She is a native of Plainview, Nebraska and currently resides in Kearney, Nebraska.