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.
Alan Britton, Senior Vice President
Alan was raised near Taylor, Nebraska on a farm and ranch located in the Sandhills. After 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 agricultural industry. His experience proves beneficial to ag and commercial customers searching for a lender who can relate to their business.
Alan has served as treasurer of the Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce, and three terms as a councilman for the City of Syracuse. He and his wife, Peggy, have two grown children.
Jacque Wallman, Senior Vice President
Jacque has been involved with banking since 1993 and has 20 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. Her and her team are enthusiastic and proud to offer local servicing
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, and her local church. Jacque and her husband, Chris, have two children in college.
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.
Theresa Heye, Vice President - Cashier
Theresa has been a lifelong resident of Nebraska City. She was introduced to banking as a part time summer job while in high school. After attending Peru State College she was drawn back to banking and began her banking career in Nebraska City where she worked for 26 years. Theresa joined First Bank of Nebraska as Cashier in 2020. Theresa enjoys all aspects of the community bank environment, but especially the opportunity for getting to know customers.Outside of work Theresa’s passion is farm life and all things horses. Theresa has had a lifelong involvement in Otoe county as a 4-H leader for many years and a past member of Otoe County Extension Board, and past organizer of the Progressive Farmers Farm Safety Day. Theresa and her husband David have one grown daughter.
Lori Starzec, Assistant Cashier
Lori is a lifelong resident of Syracuse where she graduated from Syracuse High School. She began working for FirstBank of Nebraska in 2018 as a customer service representative. She enjoys being able to work closely with customers each day.She is an active member of Saint Paulinus Catholic church where she has been involved in many church activities. She also continues to help with local youth sports that her children are involved in. She and her husband, Tony reside in Syracuse along with their two children Teagan and Tate.
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 baseball and basketball coach.