|Tom Olson, Sr.
Tom Olson, of Lisco, is Chairman Emeritus of Points West Community Bank. He serves on the Board of Directors of several other banks in Nebraska and Colorado. Tom graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1957 with a degree from the College of Business Administration. He began his banking career in Lisco in 1960 after serving on active duty with USAF. He continued his USAF Reserve service until he retired as a Colonel in 1987. Tom has had the privilege of serving as the Chairman of the Independent Community Bankers Association of America and Nebraska Bankers Association. He continues to serve as Vice President and Director of The Rush Creek Land and Livestock Company.
|Tom Olson, Jr.
-Chairman of the Board
Tom Olson is a third generation banker and serves as Chairman of Points West Community Bank-Sidney and Chairman and CEO of Points West Community Bank-Julesburg. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance with an accounting emphasis from the University of Nebraska and graduated from the Colorado Graduate School of Banking. Tom serves on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, Independent Bankers of Colorado, Rush Creek Land & Livestock, and various other bank and local boards. He formerly has served on the Bankers’ Bank of the West Board and UNL College of Business Advisory Board.
-Vice Chairman of the Board
Bruce Batt began his banking career at the Lisco State Bank in Lisco, Nebraska in 1984, after graduating from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. Bruce served as President of Panhandle Growth, Inc. and as Director of the Nebraska Bankers Association during his career, along with various other community organizations. He also graduated from the Colorado Graduate School of Banking. Bruce currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Points West Community Bank-Sidney and First Nebraska Bancs, Inc. Bruce has a background in agriculture and maintains a family ranching operation in Cheyenne County.
Greg Applegarth began his career in banking after graduating from Chadron State College. Greg came to work for Points West Community Bank in July of 1993. He has been active in various committees associated with both the Wyoming Banker’s Association and the Nebraska Banker’s Association and numerous local civic organizations. He is also a graduate of the Colorado Graduate School of Banking. Greg serves as Executive Vice President and Senior Credit Administrator of Points West Community Bank.
Tim Miller is a lifelong resident of Sidney Nebraska and has served on the Points West Community Bank board since 1997. Tim and his wife, Dixie, have owned and operated Miller Office Products in Sidney since 1987, and prior to that Tim was part owner and manager of a local lumber yard for eight years. Tim currently serves as President of Cheyenne County Crime Stoppers, Vice Chairman of the Sidney Regional Medical Center board of directors, and is on the Executive and Finance committees for Sidney Regional Medical Center. Tim has also served on the City of Sidney Planning Commission.
Arden Miller has served on the Points West Community Bank board since 1997. Arden was born and raised on a farm north of Lodgepole. He graduated from Lodgepole High School in 1974 and then attended the University of Nebraska and graduated in 1978 with a degree in Agriculture. Arden then returned to the family farm which he still operates today with his wife Sue and their son Pete and his wife Katie. Arden also owns and operates Miller Spray Service, a custom chemical application business. Arden and Sue also have a daughter, Betsy, who resides in Montana.
Tim Walter and his wife, Jancy, are owners of Community Drug in Torrington, Wyoming. They have three grown sons and three young grandchildren. Tim is a retired Eastern Wyoming College professor and Extension Agent for the University of Wyoming. He is now involved in his church as a trustee and choir member and also in a barbershop chorus in Scottsbluff. Tim has served on the Points West Community Bank board since 2009.
-Branch President, Sidney, NE Downtown Location
Rick joined the Points West Community Bank team in June 2006. He received his B.A. and MBA from Chadron State College in Business Administration / Finance. Prior to the move to Sidney, Rick served as Vice President of a commercial bank in Elm Creek, Nebraska. Rick serves on several local boards within the community including the Cheyenne County Economic Development board.
-Branch President, Dalton, NE
-Vice President, Kimball, NE
Tammy Land joined the Points West Community Bank team in 1993 and has worked in every department of the bank. In addition to her banking career, Tammy serves on the City of Kimball Economic Development Board and on the Board of Directors of Forward Kimball Industries. Tammy is also very involved in other community related boards and associations.
-Vice President, Kimball, NE
Bob Culek was raised in Kimball and after finishing college found his way back to his home town. In addition to his banking career, Bob serves on the Planning Commission for the City of Kimball. He also serves on the finance committee for the Trinity United Methodist Church and is the Assistant High School wrestling coach for Kimball High School.
-Branch President, Chappell, NE
Jay Dickinson is a lifelong resident of rural Lodgepole, Nebraska. He graduated from Chadron State College with a degree in Range Science. Jay began his banking career in 2003 and became Branch President of the Chappell location in 2007. In addition to his banking career, Jay maintains a cow/calf operation, officiates high school basketball, and is a member of the Lodgepole Volunteer Fire Department, currently serving as the Assistant Fire Chief.
-Branch President, Sidney, NE I80 Location
Bob Volkmer joined Points West Community Bank in 2005 after working at Sidney Federal in Sidney as Vice President for fifteen years. Bob graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney and is a native of the Nebraska panhandle. Bob serves on the Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Committee and is a member of Hillside Ventures.
-Regional Branch President, Torrington & Douglas, WY
Paul A. Covello Jr. (Cactus) is the Regional Branch President for Points West Community Bank in Torrington and Douglas. Before coming to work for Points West Community Bank in 2009, Cactus served on the bank’s Board of Directors for over fifteen years. He was also owner/operator of Covello Motor Company for over thirty-two years. Cactus is a lifelong resident of Goshen County, and in addition to his banking career, he is a member of the Torrington Volunteer Fire Department. He also serves on the Wyoming Business Council, the Rural Fire District Board, and the Eastern Wyoming College Foundation Board.
-Branch President, Lingle, WY
Joel Tremain joined the Points West Community Bank team in 2005. In addition to his banking career, Joel serves on several boards and councils in the area, including the LaGrange Town Council, LaGrange Community Building board, as well as the Lingle Main Street Group. Joel also has ranching interests in the Goshen County area.
-Branch President, Pine Bluffs, WY
Scott Vasko is a southeast Wyoming native and has been with Points West Community Bank since 2000. In addition to his banking career, Scott serves as a 4-H shooting sports leader and is a youth hockey association volunteer. He has served on the Southeast Wyoming Mental Health Center board of directors and has also served on the Pine Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce. Scott has a small agricultural operation outside of Pine Bluffs.
-Vice President, Douglas, WY
Ron Hayes joined the Points West Team in 2013. Ron was raised on his family’s ranch near Thermopolis, Wyoming, and his ties with his home state and ranching background run deep. Ron is a long time resident of Converse County and has a solid understanding of its resources and people. In addition to his banking career, Ron serves on the Converse County Economic Development Board as well as several community service, education, and volunteer organizations.
-Branch President, Lisco, NE
Cindy Bloomfield has been employed with Lisco State Bank, now known as Points West Community Bank, since 1998. In addition to her banking career, Cindy serves as Treasurer for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, is a Trustee of the West Garden East Morrill Cemetery District, is a member of the Lisco Oldtimer’s Committee, and is active in the Garden County Chamber of Commerce.