In a historical moment for BankFirst, Susan Lutz, Chief Financial Officer became the second woman in the history of BankFirst to be elected to the board of directors. Lutz says she’s “excited to contribute to BankFirst and to be a part of the future of the institution. This is a fun opportunity and I’m looking forward to furthering the mission and values of BankFirst”.

Lutz, originally from the world of accounting, began her career at BankFirst just seven years ago, quickly becoming the Chief Financial Officer. President Clark Froehlich said “as CFO, she has been integral to the unprecedented growth our bank has seen in the last five years. We’ve expanded into Sioux City and western Nebraska, and Susie has been a key part of those decisions.”

Lutz is “honored to be a part of such a phenomenal board with an eye on the future”.

BankFirst proudly announces the promotion of Jordan Suehl, 33, to Chief Operating Officer, the youngest to serve in the role in the over 50 year history of BankFirst. Suehl, who has been in the banking industry for over ten years is “very excited about the challenges and opportunity the position holds, and is anxiously waiting to get to work.” Clark Froehlich, President of BankFirst, says “she was the perfect fit, and with youth comes great new ideas, and we are very much looking forward to the direction we are going to go with Jordan”.

Suehl, an Osmond native, now living in Pierce with husband and three children, says “it’s great to be able to raise a family where I grew up, and I’m blessed the position will allow me to continue to do that.” Suehl sees her new role as integral to insuring the day to day operations of BankFirst continue to perform at their optimum level.


BankFirst welcomes Kris Koelzer


BankFirst in O’Neill is excited to announce the addition of Kris Koelzer to the team as a Loan Officer. Kris brings banking experience and excitement to the position. Jerome Fagerland, Community President, “is very excited to be working with Kris, he’s become an asset to this community with his volunteer service and previous banking experience, he’ll be a true asset to our bank”. Koelzer, originally from Wood River, moved to O’Neill and met his wife 8 years ago and has since become active in several community organizations. Well versed in the banking business, Koelzer said “he’s excited for the next step in his career and looking forward to working with a great group of folks in such a tight knit community.” Together with his wife Anne, Kris has two kids, John and Myla.