Meet Paige Korten, assistant vice president at Pinnacle Bank (

How did you get started in the business? – I started at Pinnacle Bank as a teller in college and have worked my way up the company. I actually just hit seven years with Pinnacle Bank this month. It has been a pleasure to work for an organization that is so willing to support the development of their employees from not only a professional but also a personal standpoint.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Being a young female in the banking industry has its own set of challenges. However, it has been very motivating and exciting to see more women entering the financial industry and how that will continue to change over the next few years.

What has been your most important achievement professionally? – Watching the teams that I have led continue to develop and grow; and being able to now support my local community through various boards or volunteer opportunities.

Tell us a little about your family. – Both my parents and my younger sister are still back in my home state of Idaho. In Omaha, I have been blessed to have gotten to spend some additional time with extended family that I previously was never able to visit as a child.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Taking on a leadership role was a big turning point in my career as it not only forced me to come out of my shell, but also exhibited a piece of my career that I have become passionate about.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – If it’s warm outside, I love to play sand volleyball or softball. On the colder days, I can be found in the kitchen baking.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I have self-diagnosed chronic hiccups that started when I moved to the Midwest. They happen every time I eat or drink or just randomly throughout the day.

Who inspires you? – I’ve been blessed to have built a large circle of mentors or advocates that inspire me daily, but the person that comes to the top of my head is Chris Wendlandt, senior vice president at Pinnacle Bank. She has always been a voice of reason, regardless of the issue at hand. She leads with such ease and grace which I aspire to reach in my career.

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Reliant.

If you could have a super power, what would it be? – To fly. It would be so much easier to travel.

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – My cooking skills.

Which talent would you most like to have? – To be a great public speaker.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni.

What is your favorite TV show? – Brunch at Bobby’s.

What is your favorite local Omaha restaurant? – Herbe Sainte in Aksarben

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – You can reach me via email at or my direct line at (402) 932-2749.