Leadership Team

"The spirit of teamwork has remained a key ingredient of First National's formula for success throughout our 150+ year history."

Bruce Lauritzen

Executive Officers

Castle Bank is proud to have an executive management team who understands that the success of our customers is key to our own success. While each member of the executive team brings a unique background and set of experiences, their shared commitment to excellence in personal service and performance sets the standard that we follow every day.

Daniel K. O'Neill | President | First National Bank of Omaha

Dan has more than 30 years of banking experience and currently oversees the bank's holding company, First National of Nebraska (FNN), plus FNN's six charter banks, in addition to serving as President of First National Bank of Omaha. He is also active in five related financial holding companies. Dan joined the company in 1981 as an executive vice president and director. He began his banking career as a bank examiner with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and served in the United States Air Force from 1971 to 1974. Dan currently serves on the boards of the Durham Museum, College of Saint Mary, and United Way of the Midlands.

Clark D. Lauritzen | Executive Vice President | Corporate Banking, Wealth, Investments

Clark joined First National Bank in 2003 and now heads the First National of Nebraska (FNN) Wealth Management & Investment Banking Group. Previously, he served as President of First National Investment Banking and prior to that as a commercial lender for First National Bank of Omaha. Before joining First National, Clark worked at Goldman Sachs in New York and Chicago in the Investment Banking Division's Financial Institutions Group. Clark serves as a director of FNN and First National Bank of Omaha. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his B.A. from Princeton University.

Michael A. Summers | Executive Vice President | Buildings and Finance, Chief Financial Officer

Mike joined the bank's holding company, First National of Nebraska (FNN) as Chief Finance Officer in 2006. His direct responsibilities include Finance (including Business, Planning & Analysis, Corporate Accounting, Tax and Treasury), Corporate Insurance, Facility Operations and Procurement. He is instrumental in Strategic Planning and Alignment for FNN and its subsidiaries and is a board member for FNN and First National Bank of Omaha. After graduating from Creighton University in Omaha 1987, Mike joined Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he became a senior manager and developed a proficiency in the financial services industry by auditing and consulting with numerous small and mid-size banking clients. Since then, he has held various executive finance and operations roles at public and private companies in the technology, project management, energy and real estate industries. Mike has served on various not-for-profit boards and is currently an inactive certified public accountant.

Nicholas W. Baxter | Executive Vice President | Legal, Risk and Compliance

Nick joined First National in 1990 as a management trainee. In his current role as Senior Vice President, Risk Management, he is responsible for the management of the non-credit risk management infrastructure of the organization; specifically Enterprise Risk Management, Legal Issues, Compliance, Regulatory Agency, and Government Relations. Nick is active in the credit card acquiring industry and is past president of the Electronic Transactions Association. Nick was born in England and attended Malver College; Hull University; the College of Law, Chester; and the School of Law at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to moving to the United States in 1987, he was an attorney with a large commercial firm in Birmingham, England. Nick is also active in the local community, serving on various not-for-profit boards, including the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, Nebraska.

Jerry J. O'Flanagan | Executive Vice President | Credit Risk Administration, Chief Credit Officer

Jerry is a Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at First National of Nebraska. He is responsible for overseeing consumer, business, and corporate risk at First National of Nebraska, including its six charter banks. Jerry joined First National in 2006, bringing with him more than 19 years of credit and marketing, and general management experience with top financial services companies, most recently JP Morgan Chase as senior vice president. Jerry has also held senior management positions with Citibank in New York. He received his B.A. in Economics from Drew University and M.B.A. from Baruch College.

Stephen F. Eulie | Executive Vice President | Consumer Banking

Steve serves as Executive Vice President, Consumer Banking. He also serves as President of First Bankcard, the bank’s credit card division, and is a member of the board of directors of First National Bank of Omaha and First National Technology Solutions. Steve joined First National Bank in 2005 as Chief Marketing Officer for First Bankcard, and was named its President in 2006. Steve has over two decades of experience with consumer banking, including JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Wachovia and the Irving Trust Company. He has also held responsibilities in the insurance industry at Prudential and Providian Financial. Steve holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and a M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is Vice Chair of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity Omaha and is responsible for First National Bank’s expanded partnership with Habitat, including local and international builds.

Stephanie H. Moline | Executive Vice President | Corporate Banking

Stephanie has been part of the First National Bank family since 1982 when she joined the bank's management trainee program. In her current position, she is responsible for the Corporate Banking Group which provides banking and cash management services to corporate and commercial customers of First National Bank. Moline received her executive degree from Darden Business School at the University of Virginia and her undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan. Stephanie is active in the community, serving on the boards of many philanthropic organizations.

Michael S. Foutch | Executive Vice President | Customer and Employee Experience

Mike joined First National Bank in 1984. Currently, he is responsible for all human resource efforts to develop and promote First National Bank of Omaha's high performance culture. He oversees the company's leadership and performance management, change management and employee communications, talent management and total rewards programs. Mike has served on various not-for-profit boards and currently serves on the boards of the Wellness Council of the Midlands, the Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN), Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands and Council Bluffs, and The Urban League of Nebraska.

David E. Cota | Executive Vice President | Wealth, Investments

David joined First National Bank in September 1999. Currently, he is executive vice president of the Wealth and Investment division at First National. Serving both individual and institutional clients, this division provides guidance and offers an experienced team including financial advisors, investment managers, trust professionals, private banking specialists, capital markets professionals and college savings and retirement plan experts – all with a deep understanding of the industry and the needs of their clients. The Wealth and Investment division includes First National Bank's Wealth Management, Investment Services and Tributary Capital Management businesses.

David holds the Series 7, 24, 53, 63 and 79 FINRA securities licenses. In addition, he is a graduate of Leadership Omaha - Class 28 and maintains an active involvement in the community. Currently, he is a board member for the Madonna School and is President of the board for the Omaha Children's Museum and Omaha Symphony’s Governing Members.

Roger A. Fleury | Senior Vice President - Lauritzen Corporation | President - Financial Service Company

Roger has 35 years experience in the financial services industry. Roger’s experience includes nearly 26 years with the Lauritzen Corporation and its affiliates. His service with the Lauritzen Corporation included approximately six years managing and consulting with the Lauritzen Bank group largely involved in agricultural lending and financial services in rural communities. Roger was the President of Diversified Financial Services, a Lauritzen Company affiliate for the past 20 years until July 1, 2013.

His current position involves managing the holding company which oversees 14 community banks in the organization as well as Diversified Financial Services, The Harry A. Koch Company and a number of insurance agencies. Roger’s experience also includes examining National Banks for the U.S. Treasury Department, serving as a Legislative Assistant in Washington, D.C. for a U.S. Senator on the Senate Banking Committee, and as President of a suburban bank in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Mark P. Driscoll | Market President | Colorado

Mark joined First National Bank in 1980. During his tenure at the bank, he has served various management and lending roles, and most recently as President of First National Bank's Colorado locations. In addition, Mark worked at Colorado State University for seven years - four years as assistant football coach and three years as Director of Athletics. He currently serves on many not-for-profit boards. Mark received his B.A. in Business Administration and M.B.A. from Colorado State University.

David J. Janus | Market President | Kansas

Dave began his commercial banking career in 1979 and has worked for banks in Michigan, Ohio, Kansas and Missouri. His experience in commercial lending includes relationship and sales management, credit administration and portfolio management. Prior to being named Market President of First National Bank's Kansas locations, he served as regional president of M&I Bank in Kansas City. Dave graduated from Michigan State University in 1978. Dave has served on numerous boards over the years and today serves on the boards of the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Committee (Minority Business Inclusion/Development Council), the Heart of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (Finance Committee) and is a member of the Civic Council (Investment Committee and KC Tomorrow advisory board).

Timothy A. Struthers | Market President | Castle Bank

Tim joined the Castle organization, now a division of First National Bank, in 1980 holding a variety of positions before becoming president of an affiliate bank in 1997. Tim received his B.A. in Finance and his M.B.A. from Northern Illinois University. He also completed the BAI Graduate School of Banking program at the University of Wisconsin. Struthers has served on numerous boards over the years and today serves on boards of the DeKalb Sanitary District, Illinois Council on Economic Education, Illinois Bankers Association, and the Northern Illinois University Foundation.