A western Nebraska banker is the newest member of the GROW Nebraska Board of Directors.
Richard L. Johnson, senior vice president of Adams Bank & Trust in Ogallala, joined the statewide board to help customers in the western part of Nebraska benefit from all the great resources offered by GROW Nebraska.
“The training opportunities offered by GROW appear to be top notch, and their network of services help small businesses get exposure they could never afford individually,” Johnson said.
Besides his 25 plus years in the banking industry, Johnson also brings to the board a wealth of knowledge in volunteer leadership. His service includes past president of the Nebraska Kidney Association, past state officer of Nebraska Lions Clubs, local Lions Club member, member/president of multiple chambers of commerce, past board member of the Nebraska Workforce Development, past committee member of the Nebraska Bankers Association, Relay for Life volunteer and a past board member of community development organizations in multiple communities.
Johnson said during his time on the GROW board, he would like to expand the organization’s presence in western Nebraska and develop more funding sources.
“In addition, I want to increase the awareness of the organization and its benefits to (and for) all Nebraskans,” he said.
Johnson and his wife, Constance, are both graduates of Kearney State College. They have two sons and a dog.
GROW Nebraska is a statewide non-profit organization that provides marketing and training opportunities to more than 400 Nebraska business owners.