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Meet Our Instructors

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Mike Jacobson

President & CEO

Mike Jacobson, along with few employees and a small group of local shareholders, founded the Bank in 1998 with $3 million in initial capital. Today the bank exceeds $739 million in total assets and has just over 100 employees, 10 board members, and approximately 120 local shareholders. Mike’s humble beginning started on a family farm in Clay County, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln and after a brief time as an agricultural education instructor, he began his career in banking.

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Kim Schroll

Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer

Kim’s career began in high school at the First National Bank in O’Neill where she was a runner, shredder and worked in the mail room. Kim studied computer programming in college and her first full time job in a Bank was as a teller/bookkeeper. Kim has worked for NebraskaLand Bank since it was chartered in 1998. She started as the Senior Operations Officer and led the Bank’s marketing, human resources, operations and technology efforts. At the time, Kim was just 29 years old.

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Ty Lucas

Executive Vice President
Chief Lending Officer

Ty is a native of North Platte and graduate of North Platte High School. He then attended College at the University of Florida and graduated with a degree in Business Management/Finance. Ty later earned a degree from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Ty has worked in banking for over 21 years. He started at NebraskaLand Bank in 2002 as a Commercial Lender. Today, he manages a customer portfolio and oversees the lending in the three markets the Bank serves. Ty also serves on the North Platte City Council.

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Krista Heiss

Executive Vice President
Chief Credit Officer

Krista Heiss joined the Bank after graduating college with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis Finance. She has been with the Bank since it was chartered in 1998. In the beginning, Krista’s primary role was running the Loan Administration department, but since the Bank was a new charter, she also helped out in other areas such as Teller and New Accounts. This was a tremendous opportunity to learn many other jobs in the Bank. Today, Krista is an Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, overseeing the asset quality and operational functions of the Bank’s Loan Department while also managing a commercial loan portfolio.

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Ginny Harshbarger

Senior Vice President
Chief Technology Officer

Ginny Harshbarger has worked at NebraskaLand Bank for 16 years. When she started, she was the only person responsible for the Bank’s Information Technology department. Today, she leads a department of five. Prior to banking, Ginny worked for a computer service provider in Lincoln, Nebraska where she gained experience working with all kinds of computer systems. Ginny is a Certified Banking Security Manager and hopes to obtain additional security certifications in the future.

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