Jan 22 - New president and CEO of the Nebraska Bankers Association is Richard Baier, who will succeed George Beattie when he retires next year. Baier is executive vice president of Forging Nebraska’s Future, an affi liate of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and was director the State Department of Economic Development before that. He will become successor president and CEO of the NBA March 17 and president and CEO when Beattie retires Jan. 2, 2015.
“Since watching the 1980s farm crisis up close and personal in a small Kansas farm town, I have had a profound respect for the role America’s financial institutions play in the growth and success of their respective communities,” Baier said in a press release.
Beattie, whose retirement will close a 22-year career in the NBA’s top post, said he would remain “very active” with the association this year.