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Recognizing Jim Nissen for His Contributions to Wayne

October 13, 2017 – James C. Nissen has retired from State Nebraska Bank & Trust’s board of directors after 17 years of committed service.  We thank him for all he has done for our bank as well as our community, and wish him and his wife, Ginger, well in retirement.

Jim is a life-long banker who grew up in Wayne.  Now retired from Wells Fargo Bank, he also served as President and CEO of National Bank of Commerce and Vista Bank in Lincoln.  Jim is the past president of several organizations, including the Nebraska Bankers Association, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, and the Bryan Memorial Hospital Foundation, to name a few.  Jim graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Wisconsin School of Banking.

Jim and Ginger were recently recognized in an article in the Omaha World Herald for their philanthropic gifts back to the Wayne community to preserve hometown history.  In 2007, the Nissens established a charitable gift annuity through the Nebraska Community Foundation to help support the Wayne County Museum, formerly the home of Rollie Ley, Ginger’s grandfather.  This past spring, the Nissens transferred assets of the Wayne County Historical Society Endowment Fund, which they had created, to the community’s new Wayne Area Legacy Fund, with the hope of increasing awareness and support for the museum.  They have also supported the Wayne State College Foundation and First Presbyterian Church, where they were married.

State Nebraska Bank & Trust is proud of and thankful for the contributions of Jim and Ginger Nissen to our Wayne community.

Click here to see the full story on Jim and Ginger Nissen’s giving back to the Wayne Community in the Omaha World Herald.