On the northeast corner of downtown Ord, you’ll find Great Western Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: GWB). Great Western Bank is a full-service, regional financial services company, focused on relationship-based business and agribusiness banking. The bank was established 80 years ago as a community bank but has grown to serve customers through 155 branch locations in attractive markets in seven states: South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, Kansas, and Missouri. Their mission to Make Life Great by taking outstanding care of customers and creating long-term relationships melds with their values of “being authentic and respectful, doing the right thing, driving performance and results, putting the customer first, getting the basics right and empowering locally, thinking globally.”
Walking into the brick building in downtown Ord, you’ll find Catina Psota, Branch Manager, and Rockie Hughes, Market President, as well as six other smiling faces who offer exceptional customer service. Great Western Bank’s offerings serve our local community in a variety of ways. “We are recognized within our markets for our local, efficient decision making. We offer small and midsized businesses a focused suite of financial products and establish strong relationships with our customers. We also provide a range of deposit and loan products to retail customers through several channels, including the branch network, online banking system, mobile banking applications and customer care centers.
We believe we have been successful in attracting customers from larger competitors because of our flexible approach and the speed and efficiency with which we provide banking solutions to our customers while maintaining disciplined underwriting standards.
By leveraging our business and agribusiness focus, highly efficient operating model, robust approach to risk management and presence in attractive markets, we have achieved significant and profitable growth—both organically and through disciplined acquisitions.”
In March, Great Western Bank announced the hiring of Jeremy Mueller as a Mortgage Loan Officer who will be based out of the Grand Island branch. With a background in Public Administration and 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, Mueller brings extensive leadership skills and experience to Great Western Bank.
“Great Western Bank believes in giving back to the communities we serve. By reinvesting in the towns where we work and live, we are providing opportunities for the next generation.”