Doug Magill, CEO & Senior Lender


Doug was born and raised in Blair, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Doug began his banking career in 1985 and joined FirstBank of Nebraska in 1988 working at their Sterling and Burchard Branches then working primarily at the Syracuse branch after its acquisition in 2010. He was appointed CEO in 2021 after previously serving as President and Senior Lender. He has served on FirstBank of Nebraska's Board of Directors since 1988.

Doug is proud to be associated with a strong banking organization that makes customer service and community involvement a priority. He has been actively involved in many area community organizations and events over the years. He was a charter member of the Sterling Community Association where he served several terms as President and as Treasurer. He was on the Sterling Village Board for multiple terms, one of which he served as Chairman and he still serves as Treasurer of the Sterling Improvement Association. After moving to Syracuse Doug continued to be an active community member serving on the Community Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors, the Syracuse Area Economic Development Committee and he is an active member of the Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce having served eight years on the board and holding the offices of President and Treasurer.

He has a strong agricultural background and is particularly knowledgeable about livestock having experience in the cattle, hog and dairy industries. While in college he worked for the UNL Animal Science Department and competed on the University Livestock Judging team. Doug has spent a lifetime participating in sports in one way or another. After becoming a father of three he spent many years actively involved in coaching and promoting youth sports. He continues to encourage and support such programs because he believes that participating in competitive youth activities, regardless of skill level, has a positive influence on young people as they prepare for adult life in a competitive world.

He and his wife, Tracy, have three grown children.

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