Pinnacle Bank announces new CEO

Pinnacle Bank announced the selection of its new CEO this week.

Lincoln's Mark Hesser, who has been the bank's president since 2014, will be the third CEO in the bank's 85-year history.

Hesser said his focus will be on "continuing the community bank model."

Former CEO Sid Dinsdale will remain as chairman of the board of directors. Dinsdale's family founded the bank in 1938 as farmers in the Great Depression. Hesser is the first CEO not related to the Dinsdale family.

Hesser started with Pinnacle Bank in 1990 and was promoted to regional manager and the market president for Lincoln in 1994. Since 2014, he has been the president of Pinnacle Bancorp Inc., overseeing locations in eight states.