River City Six – Regina Quint
Meet Regina Quint, vice president of commercial services for Pinnacle Bank (www.pinnbank.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
Pinnacle bank started in 1935 in the small town of Palmer, NE by a group of businessmen and farmers, including brothers George and Tom Dinsdale. Since then, Pinnacle Bank has grown and expanded throughout Nebraska, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas, and Missouri, with assets today of $10.7 billion. The bank has also grown within the family, with now three generations of Dinsdales involved. My involvement with the bank began with a group of six, who started the first Pinnacle Bank in Omaha. My position as vice president of commercial services has remained relatively the same throughout the years. I’m known as a bank on wheels, where I service business clients with the tools and resources they need in business banking.
How did you get started in the business?
I started my career in 1977 with Southwest Bank as a teller. From there I moved to different positions within the bank such as branch manager and collections before I moved into cash management for Southwest Bank. Southwest Bank was sold in 1995 to First Bank leading me to the start of my journey here at Pinnacle Bank.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Keeping up with technology for the younger generation and still having the ability to adapt to the needs of other generations.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
The relationships I have developed throughout the years are an important part of my life. I have customers today that started with me at Southwest Bank and have stuck with me for all their business needs. I was sad leaving all the relationships I had built at the start of my career in banking, but when those customer relationships followed me to Pinnacle Bank—that was special.
Tell us a little about your family.
I was raised on a farm in rural Nebraska with two brothers and two sisters. I met my husband in Omaha and got married in 1982. My husband Paul and I had our daughter Megan in November of 1984. She is currently living in Arizona with her husband and two children, but they will be returning to Nebraska in summer of 2019.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Joining Pinnacle Bank and helping them grow into what it is today at almost 600 million assets. I was offered a position at a different bank before I sat down with Sid Dinsdale, the current chairmen of Pinnacle Bank. When I met with Sid, I knew I would be given more opportunities with Pinnacle Bank.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I went to a little one-room school house with a teacher who taught me from kindergarten to ninth grade.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
TeamMates Mentoring Program and Special Olympics. Pinnacle Bank encourages their employees to be involved in the community and has been supportive of both of these organizations.
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