Steve Sallenbach, CEO

Steve developed a strong Nebraska work ethic while growing up on his family’s farm near Milford, Nebraska. During his high school years, his family relocated to Bellevue, Nebraska. After graduation, he attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln where he earned a degree in Accounting with a minor in Economics.

His banking career began in Omaha, Nebraska—working for two banks prior to joining FirstBank of Nebraska in 1986 as controller. He was named president and CEO in 1991. Steve has extensive experience in accounting, mergers and acquisitions, financial operations and bank holding company management. As a seasoned veteran of the banking industry, he provides sound leadership to the FirstBank of Nebraska team.

Steve is actively involved in the Wahoo, Nebraska community, sharing his time and talents with a number of organizations over the years, including: Saunders County Economic Development Foundation, Greater Wahoo Development Foundation, Wahoo Community Foundation, Wahoo Lions Club, Wahoo Chamber of Commerce, Wahoo City Council Advisory Board, Wahoo Area Parks & Recreation, Wahoo Library Foundation, Wahoo Investment Club, Wahoo Building & Grounds Committee and Wahoo Mayor’s Facilities Committee.

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