Doug Magill, President & 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 as an agricultural and commercial lender. He now serves as branch president for the Syracuse, Sterling & Burchard locations. He has served on FirstBank of Nebraska's Board of Directors since 1988.
Doug has been actively involved in many area community organizations and events. He was a charter member of the Sterling Community Association where he served several terms as president, as well as treasurer. He was on the Sterling Village Board for multiple terms, one of which he served as chairman. Doug also continues to serve as treasurer of the Sterling Improvement Association.
Doug believes that participating in sports can have a positive influence on young people regardless of skill level. He has been actively involved in coaching and promoting youth sports programs for many years. In 2013, Doug and his wife moved to Syracuse, Nebraska where he continues to be an active community member. He serves on the Community Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, the Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce Board as treasurer and is a member of the Syracuse Area Economic Development Committee. He and his wife raised three children who are all graduates of Sterling High School.
Lori Carper, Senior Vice President & Cashier
Lori is a Syracuse, Nebraska native who graduated from Syracuse High School and has lived in the area most of her life. Lori has been at FirstBank of Nebraska since 1975 where she has developed more than 40 years of banking experience. She completed her studies at the University of Colorado Graduate School of Banking.
As senior vice president and cashier, she oversees operations for all four FirstBank of Nebraska branches, primarily working from her office in Syracuse. Lori is an optimist who has an acute eye for detail. She is adept at creating useful solutions to everyday challenges, which keeps FirstBank of Nebraska running smoothly from an operational perspective.
Lori currently shares her time and talents as the finance chairperson for Otoe County Relay for Life. She has also served as treasurer of the Syracuse Chapter of Dollars for Scholars. Lori and her husband, Bob, have one daughter.
Alan Britton, Senior Vice President
Alan was raised near Taylor, Nebraska on a gravity-irrigated farm and ranch located in the Sandhills. After graduating high school, Alan obtained a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. During college, he served as a state FFA officer and a page at the Unicameral. Alan began his career as a loan officer for the Farmers Home Administration (currently FSA).
In 1987, he began as a lender at the Syracuse branch of FirstBank of Nebraska. After completing studies at the University of Colorado Graduate School of Banking and a Trust School, Alan's responsibilities were expanded to include working as a trust officer for the bank. As a long-time member of the Syracuse, Nebraska community, Alan has gained a comprehensive understanding of the local agriculture industry. His knowledge proves beneficial to ag customers searching for a lender who can relate to their business. While primarily an agricultural lender, Alan also handles residential mortgage and personal loans.
Alan is an active member of his community, having served as treasurer of the Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as two terms as a councilman for the City of Syracuse. He and his wife, Peggy, have two grown children.
Jacque Wallman, Vice President
Jacque has been involved with banking since 1993 and has 15 years of residential lending experience. She grew up in Syracuse, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a degree in Finance. She knows that your home is most likely one of your largest investments. Jacque will walk you through the home buying or refinancing process and will answer your questions, before, during and even after your loan closing. Professionalism and quality of service are her top priorities.
She has been involved with a number of community service groups in both the Lincoln, Nebraska and Syracuse areas. Jacque is currently involved with the Syracuse Library Board, Syracuse Dollars for Scholars, Syracuse Foundation Inc, Beta Chi Sorority, her local church and various activities for her children. Jacque and her husband, Chris, have two teenage children.
Scott Hestermann, Vice President
Scott has been involved in the banking industry since 2000. He grew up in Sterling, Nebraska and graduated from Bellevue University with a degree in Business Management. Prior to joining FirstBank of Nebraska, Scott gained experience in the areas of agricultural lending, auditing, and financial services. At FirstBank of Nebraska, Scott works to earn the trust of customers to help them meet their agricultural, commercial, and personal lending needs.
He is active in the Syracuse community, coaching a variety of youth sports and serving as past president of the Luther Memorial Church Council. Scott and his wife Jamie have four children.
Andy Siefken, Information Technology Officer
Andy was raised on a farm in Southeast Nebraska and continues to play a vital role in the family farming operation. He has worked for FirstBank of Nebraska in Syracuse since 1999. Andy is a graduate of Syracuse High School and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He has served the community in various organizations including: the Syracuse Jaycees, Luther Memorial Church committees, Luther Memorial Church youth sponsor and volunteer YMCA basketball coach.