Meet Michelle Zlomke, Business Solutions Officer at Cornhusker Bank (

Tell us a little about your business. – As the Business Solutions Officer, I help businesses do business better by fully utilizing the accounts and services our bank offers. It’s my goal to help businesses improve their cash flow, create efficiencies and protect their assets and banking information.

How did you get started in the business? – My first part-time bank job was in high school. I worked after school in the drive-thru at a bank in Broken Bow. I’ve been in banking full-time for about 15 years, and moved to Lincoln in 2015. I’ve previously been a branch manager and a contact center manager, and took this role helping meet the specific needs of businesses in 2020. Before I was a full-time banker, I worked in communications and public relations, and spent a few years in the community newspaper business. Both professions have allowed me to work closely with people who are deeply invested in the success of their communities.

What has been your most important achievement professionally? – In 2020, I returned to college as a non-traditional student, and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in Organizational Leadership and Business Administration in 2022. Now, I’m enrolled in Graduate School of Banking – Colorado, which includes three years of coursework and collaboration with bankers from across the United States.

And there was that one time that I was named Photographer of the Year by the Nebraska Press Association while I was the editor of a community newspaper in Central Nebraska.

Tell us a little about your family. – I have three sons, two who graduated from University of Nebraska – Lincoln and one who is in the Air Force. I also have two grandsons. Since they live all over the United States, I get to travel frequently to new places. My parents still live in Broken Bow, and a part of my heart will always be in the Nebraska Sandhills.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – I can think of several turning points that profoundly changed my life, my outlook and my personal and professional goals. Every one of them forced me to consider new paths, gather strength and rebuild. There’s a quote that I’ve always appreciated – Great things never come from comfort zones.

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

If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – I would be a voice actor. Wouldn’t that be great? I could make a whole career out of talking.

What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – Sometimes, when people ask me what my hobbies are – I tell them I spend my free time at board meetings. I serve on the board for several nonprofit organizations – Lincoln Children’s Museum, Lincoln Arts Council, Leadership Lincoln, Heartland Cancer Foundation and Nebraska Foundation for Public Leadership. I’m also very involved in Rotary. Every one of these organizations enhances the daily lives of people in Southeast Nebraska, and I’m blessed to have the time to give back to the community by being part of these groups.

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