Cornerstone Bank names Jeff Krejci president - Omaha.com
Published Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 12:00 am / Updated at 7:44 am
Cornerstone Bank names Jeff Krejci president

Cornerstone Bank said Wednesday that former Husker football standout Jeff Krejci was been named president. He had held the same post at First State Bank Nebraska for many years.

The York, Neb.-based Cornerstone Bank, 11th in state deposit-market share, said Chairman and Chief Executive Kelly Holthus will retain those offices but he has delegated some of his management responsibilities, necessitating a new president.

“The rapid growth of Cornerstone Bank in recent years calls for a new organizational structure to not only manage the banking activities but also insurance, trust, farm management, information technology, retail investments and the armored car businesses,” the bank said in a statement.

Krejci also will join the bank’s board, effective Jan. 13.

A safety, Krejci was a three-year letter winner at the University of Nebraska and an All-Big Eight selection in 1981; he played in one exhibition game for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 1982.

“It was a great experience, even if I didn’t make it,” Krejci said.

A native of Schuyler, Neb., Krejci is the son of a banker and has been with First State Bank Nebraska since 1987. He said he always figured he would wind up in banking.

“I started in coaching; I wanted to be a college coach,” Krejci said, speaking of a short stint as a graduate assistant at the University of Nebraska. “I got very hungry.”

As part of the management changes at Cornerstone, Executive Vice Presidents Kris Holoch and Kendell Holthus will assume additional responsibilities, said a statement from the bank, which is owned by the Holthus family.

Cornerstone Bank has $1.3 billion in assets and has 33 branches in 24 Nebraska cities and towns.

Contact the writer: Russell Hubbard

russell.hubbard@owh.com    |   402-444-3133

Russell Hubbard covers banking, financial services, corporate finance, TD Ameritrade, business lawsuits, bankruptcies and other economic and financial topics.

UNL report casts doubt on use of corn-crop leftovers for ethanol
Thriving Nebraska technology company says it's 'the nature of our society' to automate jobs
Why two hotshots ditched six-figure salaries for a life of less
Warren Watch: Howard Buffett's foundation gives $1 million for award honoring spirited journalist
Rocket Man: The otherworldly ambitions of engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Elon Musk
Your Office Coach: Stop picking up the slack for the slacker on your team
Technology review: Fire TV needs work to reach potential
Chobani to expand beyond Greek yogurt
For junior bankers, a day off doesn’t shrink workload
Cab ride to airport (or anywhere in Omaha) could soon cost more
Vets can compete for start-up cash
Coming to Omaha: fun-focused sports league where every kids gets a trophy, parents promise to keep cool
Beals: Boy offers lessons of service, simplicity
Recalled frozen pasta product has tie to Omaha
Business digest: Lululemon shareholder suit dismissed
Suit challenges a Hollywood pillar: unpaid internships
Nonparents’ resentment grows over impact of companies’ family-friendly focus
Jeff Raikes’ next goal: making philanthropy effective
Restaurants invite customers to dine with their dogs
March unemployment rates up slightly in Nebraska, Iowa
Iowa officials announce plan for Microsoft data center
Lincoln pharmaceutical company wins funding, grant
Fortress Wealth joins Securities America network
USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections
Airbnb event seeks Omaha-area hosts for Berkshire weekend, CWS
Deadline Deal thumbnail
The Jaipur in Rockbrook Village
Half Off Fine Indian Cuisine & Drinks! $15 for Dinner, or $7 for Lunch
Buy Now
< >
SPOTLIGHT »
Inside Business
To submit an announcement for "Inside Business", click here. For questions call (402) 444-1371 or e-mail announcements@owh.com.
WORLD-HERALD ALERTS »
Want to get World-Herald stories sent directly to your home or work computer? Sign up for Omaha.com's News Alerts and you will receive e-mails with the day's top stories.
Can't find what you need? Click here for site map »