American National Bank Names Jason L. Hansen President


American National Bank Names Jason L. Hansen President



CONTACT:    Jacquelyn Vinci

Marketing and Public Relations Director

                        (402) 399-5021

Omaha, NE, (June 10, 2019) The American National Bank Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason L. Hansen to President of American National Bank effective June 10, 2019.

As a seasoned banker, Mr. Hansen brings over 19 years of banking and leadership experience to this position. His career at American National Bank began in 2000 as a teller, and quickly progressed to other responsibilities prior to being named to significant commercial and client-centered management roles, most recently, serving as Director of Commercial Banking. Mr. Hansen has been extremely effective at building strong, long lasting relationships with our clients and teams. His expertise in relationship development, financial structuring and the creation of operational efficiencies has kept the bank at the forefront of the industry. His leadership has been instrumental in the bank’s achievement of its financial goals and objectives.


“Jason is a proven leader with a tremendous track record of client advocacy and growing deep and lasting client relationships. His personality, strong character, energy and commitment to excellence will continue our successful trajectory of strategic growth. He has had a long and productive career at American National Bank focused on serving the unique needs of our clients. We look forward to him assuming this important role and his invaluable contributions leading us into the future.” said John Kotouc, Executive Co-Chairman.


In his new role, Jason will be responsible for leading all direct client services within the Nebraska/Iowa market, with a focus on perpetually enhancing the client experience. His scope of responsibility includes all commercial and community banking, mortgage and treasury management divisions.


“We are proud to promote Jason to President of American National Bank. As our bank continues to expand, we are excited to have Jason’s strong values and banking expertise to help serve the financial needs of all our clients. He is an outstanding leader and banker. Working alongside the entire executive team, Jason will be instrumental in furthering the legacy of American National Bank’s rich history and solid reputation as a trusted community bank.” said Bill Klein, CEO.


This promotion reflects the significant contributions and impact Jason is making on behalf of American National Bank, which have included important community board responsibilities. Jason is an active community leader and advocate. He is currently serving on the Board of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA). Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board for the Urban League of Nebraska, Finance Chair for the Goodrich Scholarship Program and as a mentor for Sacred Heart Elementary School. He is a recipient of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Alumni Award for Excellence in Public Service from the University of Nebraska Omaha. Jason is a Cum Laude graduate of The University of Nebraska at Omaha with a BS degree in Business Administration, Finance and Banking, and has attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado Boulder.


About American National Bank

American National Bank is the second largest locally owned bank based on deposits in the Omaha/Council Bluffs market area.  With $3.8 billion in assets and greater than 575 employees, it operates 30 full-service offices in Nebraska and Iowa, and 7 locations in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, operating under Western Bank, a Division of American National Bank.  American National Bank also has loan production offices in Kansas and Texas.  For more information, visit