FNBO Announces Corporate & Commercial Leadership Promotions

First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO; www.FNBO.com) announced four promotions within its corporate and commercial banking groups. Those include John Grose, promoted to vice president, head of corporate banking; Kevin Thompson to regional vice president, commercial banking; and Steve Eck and Doug Sutko to managing directors, commercial banking.

“This talented and tenured group is sure to make a meaningful impact in new leadership roles,” said David Cota, executive vice president, wholesale banking. “Individually, these leaders have a strong understanding of the needs of our business customers and we continuously see their commitment to the success of the community. Together, they make a dynamic team whose vision will be essential as we grow and enhance our capabilities for serving businesses of all sizes.”

As vice president, head of corporate banking, Grose is responsible for the bank’s corporate banking team, which works with large-scale clients that have complex financial needs and span the bank’s seven-state footprint. Serving a broad range of industries, the team also specializes in healthcare and transportation. Grose joined FNBO in 2007 and during his tenure has served in many positions working with businesses, most recently serving as managing director of the commercial banking team in Omaha.

As regional vice president, commercial banking, Thompson has accountability for leading the teams working with FNBO’s business customers in Lincoln, Fremont, Beatrice, and the Omaha Metro area, along with communities in Kansas and Texas. He is responsible for guiding these teams to continuously improve FNBO’s business-customer experience and capabilities in the region. Thompson began his career with FNBO in 1994 and previously served as managing director for the commercial banking team.

With their new roles as managing directors, commercial banking, Eck and Sutko each will lead a team of relationship managers in providing business customers with advice and value. They will be responsible for overseeing the teams working with businesses in Lincoln, Beatrice, Fremont, and the Omaha Metro area.

Before joining FNBO in 2014, Eck was a practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He served as vice president of commercial banking prior to his new role. Sutko joined FNBO in 2003 and started in commercial banking in 2007. He has held a variety of positions working with businesses and most recently served as vice president of commercial banking.

First National Bank of Omaha provides comprehensive solutions in helping businesses with their financial needs. With more than 50,000 business customers representing a variety of sizes and industries, FNBO has remained steadfast in its commitment to helping build strong communities through its work with businesses. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas. Learn more at www.FNBO.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@fnbo).