Omaha Metro

John Barrientos | Advisor

Phone: (402) 602-2535
Email: jbarrientos@fnni.com

John Barrientos began his career in the financial services industry in 1997. John has been with First National Bank since 2013 and has an extensive background in Retirement Planning and Business Succession Planning. John has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter® designation and the Chartered Financial Consultant® designation from the American College. He currently holds series 6, 7, 26, 63 and 65 securities licenses, along with the state Life, Health, Annuities & Variable Contracts Insurance Licenses. John currently serves as President of the Barrientos Scholarship Foundation, a charitable foundation that provides merit based scholarships to Hispanic youth. John is married to Mirella Lopez- Barrientos and has four children.

At First National Bank, our goal is to develop an enduring financial relationship with you through personal involvement and superior service. We’ll listen to you, respect your confidentiality and present clear and understandable recommendations. It’s our commitment to you and your future. We’ll assist you in making your personal and business goals financial realities.

Adam DeLaughter | Advisor

Phone: (402) 602-5956
Email: adelaughter@fnni.com

Adam began his career in the financial services industry in 1999. Prior to joining First National, Adam spent six years working as an independent advisor with H.D. Vest Investment Services. He joined First National in 2012 and is currently a financial advisor assisting our retail mass affluent clients in all aspects of financial planning, investments, and insurance needs in an attempt help our clients achieve their financial goals. These goals often include wealth accumulation, retirement income planning, tax savings, saving for college, wealth transfer, and protecting against the unexpected.

Adam is a graduate of Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He currently holds series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses, along with the state Life, Health, Annuities & Variable Contracts Insurance Licenses.

Matthew Ferguson | Advisor

Phone: (402) 602-5874
Email: mferguson@fnni.com

Matt joined First National Bank in 2012 as a Financial Advisor with Investments & Planning Group at First National Bank. Previously, Matt worked as a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors and has a total of 15 years of experience in the financial services field.

Matt holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and Life Insurance license. He has also acquired the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation. Matt is a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a minor in Economics.

Alisha Horton | Associate

Phone: (402) 602-8924
Email: ahorton@fnni.com

Alisha joined First National Bank in July 2013 as a Sales Assistant in the Investments & Planning area. Alisha worked for over eight years at TD Ameritrade, beginning in 2004, where she held several roles in Private Client Services as a broker, as an associate in the Quality Control Department, and as a Senior Resource Officer during the TD Waterhouse and Ameritrade conversion. Alisha has also held positions with Securities America, Inc., Gemini Fund Services, LLC and Financial Network Investment Corporation.

Alisha holds a Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.

Matt Mohnsen | Advisor

Phone: (402) 602-2833
Email: mmohnsen@fnni.com

Matthew joined First National in 2011 as a financial advisor with the Client Advisory Group. In this role, he provided guidance to clients as well as assistance to fellow financial advisors. Currently, he is the financial advisor at the 78th & Cass and 90th & Maple branch locations.

He currently holds the Series 7 & 66 securities licenses, along with his Life, Health and Variable Product Insurance licenses.

Jeremy Palensky | Advisor

Phone: (402) 602-7471
Email: jpalensky@fnni.com

Jeremy began his career in the financial services industry in 2011. He previously served as a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones and D Bryant Retirement Strategies.

Jeremy holds his Series 7 & 66 and state Life/Health licenses.

Jeremy grew up in the town of Crete, NE and graduated with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music Education from Doane College. Along with the love of music, he enjoys serving in his church, playing basketball and spending time with his wife Leslie and his 3 children, Milo, Annie and Asher.

Tom Reyes, Jr. | Advisor

Phone: (402) 602-3029
Email: treyes@fnni.com

Tom joined First National Bank in 2014 as an Advisor with Investments & Planning Group at First National Bank. Tom has worked in the financial services industry since 1997. He spent much of the last 10 years as President of CoreWealth Strategies and as a training manager for new advisors in the area.

Tom holds the Series 7, 24, 63 & 65 securities registrations as well as various state Life, Health and Variable Contract insurance licenses. Tom is a U.S. Army, Nebraska National Guard, and U.S. Army Reserve veteran and has a B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Joan Sacha | Advisor

Phone: (402) 602-8630
Email: jsacha@fnni.com

Joan began her career in the financial services industry in 1979. She began working for First National in 1990 in the Retail Bank Division and has been with Investments & Planning Group at First National Bank since 2010 as a Financial Advisor. She has an extensive background in client relationships, both personal and business. She has attended Metro Community College and the College of Financial Planning.

She currently holds her Series 7 & 66 securities licenses, along with Life and Health insurance licenses. She has acquired and maintains the Registered ParaplannerSM (RP®) designation as well as the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation.

Jeremy Siragusa | Director and Branch Manager

Phone: (402) 602-8273
Email: jsiragusa@fnni.com

Jeremy joined First National in 2010 and is currently the Director for Brokerage Services at First National Bank. He is responsible for leading the Investments & Planning business, operations, and strategy throughout the First National organization. Jeremy has been in the investment services industry for 18 years, and joined First National after 4 years as a Financial Advisor, and 8 years in broker/dealer operations and compliance roles.

Jeremy graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a BSBA degree, and currently maintains his Series 7,63, 65, & 24 securities licenses along with state Life and Health Insurance licenses.

Mark Vance | Advisor

Phone: (402) 602-2852
Email: markvance@fnni.com

Mark joined First National Bank in 2010 as a Financial Advisor and continues in that role with the Investments & Planning Group at First National Bank. Mark has been in the financial services industry since 2002 and previously worked at Carson Wealth Management Group, UBS Financial Services and Pacific Life Insurance Company.

Mark holds the Series 7, 63 and 66 Securities Licenses as well as Life and Annuity Insurance Licenses in the State of Nebraska. He is a graduate of Northwestern College and obtained a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Management. Mark and his wife Amy reside in Omaha with their two daughters Ella and Lanie.

Frank Ward | Sr. Manager and Advisor

Phone: (402) 602-5128
Email: fward@fnni.com

Frank began his career in the financial services industry in 1986. Frank has been with First National Bank since 2013 and has an extensive background in client relationships, both personal and business. Frank graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and holds a Masters Degree from the College for Financial Planning in Denver, CO. He currently holds series 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses, along with Life, Health & Variable Contracts insurance licenses.

Frank is a lifetime resident of Omaha and is happily married to Cindy Ward. Frank and Cindy have eight children and eight grandchildren. Frank is very involved in the Omaha community and among other responsibilities Frank is the past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Nebraska. Frank manages the First National Bank advisors in Omaha.

Colorado

Ross Blount | Advisor – Boulder

Phone: (303) 938-6184
Email: rblount@fnni.com

Ross began his career in the financial services industry in 2011, soon after graduating from University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, with a major in Financial Management. He first joined First National Bank in 2012, where his wife also works. Ross holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designation as well as his Series 7 & 66 securities licenses, along with the state Life, Health, Annuities & Variable Contracts Insurance Licenses. His business approach is to develop and maintain long-term relationships built on mutual trust and exceptional service.

Ross grew up in the city of Durban, South Africa until 2010 when he moved to the USA and now lives in Boulder, CO with his wife, Kelly, and his two sons, Liam and Finley.

Stefanie Creencia | Advisor – Fort Collins

Phone: (970) 494-6161
Email: screencia@fnni.com

Stefanie joined First National Bank in 2004. She graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Finance, Investment Analysis. She currently holds her Series 7 & 66 securities licenses along with her Life and Health Insurance licenses. She has also acquired the CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANNING COUNSELORSM (CRPC®) designation from the College for Financial Planning.

At First National Bank, our goal is to develop an enduring financial relationship with you through personal involvement and superior service. We’ll listen to you, respect your confidentiality and present clear and understandable recommendations. It’s our commitment to you and your future. We’ll assist you in making your personal and business goals financial realities.

Rob Lynch | Director - Boulder

Phone: (303) 938-6183
Email: rlynch@fnni.com

Rob is a Director of Private Client Services with the Wealth Management group at First National Bank in Boulder Colorado. He specializes in investing for high net worth clients, with experience in wealth management for affluent individuals, families, professionals, executives and closely held business owners. Rob’s approach is to form long-term relationships working individually with clients to structure a plan to help achieve their financial goals.

In every aspect of the relationship, Rob’s clients benefit from a level of professional service and attention that enables them to navigate the life cycle of wealth accumulation, preservation and transfer. Rob joined First National in 2012 and leads the financial advisor team in Colorado. He completed an MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a concentration in Finance. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy from 1996 to 2002.

Royce Werner | Advisor – Ft. Collins & Weld County

Phone: (970) 494-6057
Email: rwerner@fnni.com

Royce has been in the financial services industry since 1991. He joined First National in 2012 and has been an advisor in the Investments & Planning Group at First National Bank area since that time. He graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in Economics.

Royce currently holds his series 7, 63 and 65 licenses along with his Life and Variable insurance licenses.

Columbus, Norfolk & David City

Lana Bell | Associate

Phone: (402) 563-1432
Email: lbell@fnni.com

Lana joined First National in 2004 as an administrative assistant. Her responsibilities include assisting with daily operations and customer care as support staff for the Investments & Planning office of Lisa Meyer in Columbus. She is also a backup assistant to the Trust Department when needed. She enjoys welcoming customers and making them feel comfortable in the office surroundings. Prior to coming to First National, Lana was part of the Schuyler schools system for 13 years.

Lisa Meyer | Advisor

Phone: (402) 371-0151 or (402) 563-1432
Email: lmeyer@fnni.com

Lisa joined First National in 2005 and is currently an advisor for Investments & Planning. She is committed to helping clients achieve their dream of financial security and peace of mind about their financial future. Lisa has been in the investment services industry for 28 years as a financial advisor.

Lisa graduated with a BSA from Bellevue College, and currently maintains her Series 7,63,65 & 66 securities licenses, Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM designation along with state Life and Health Insurance licenses.

Jamie Masilko | Associate

Phone: (402) 371-1500
Email: jmasilko@fnni.com

Jamie joined Investments & Planning Group at First National Bank in March 2007 as an administrative assistant. In her current role as Associate, Jamie provides assistance to Advisor Lisa Meyer, supporting the Norfolk and Columbus area clientele. Prior to joining First National, Jamie has almost 20 years of banking experience where she held positions in the lending area and commercial services.

Jamie holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and Life Insurance and Annuities, Sickness, Accident and Health.

Illinois

Luke Hofsommer | Advisor

Phone: (630) 553-6109
Email: lhofsommer@fnni.com

Luke joined First National Bank in 2016 and serves as an Advisor for the Investments & Planning group. Luke provides customized financial advice and extends exceptional service, while helping clients coordinate their financial goals. He brings experience in investment and mutual fund analysis, with a deep understanding of investment portfolio construction. He carries the Series 7 and 66 licenses. Luke is a graduate of Taylor University, where he earned his B.S. in Accounting and Finance.

Brianna Hook | Advisor

Phone: (815) 754-8016
Email: bhook@fnni.com

Brianna joined First National Bank in 2014 and the Investments & Planning team in 2015. She graduated from Huntington University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She aims to build relationships by helping to preserve and grow a family's assets by using comprehensive financial strategies.

Brianna holds the Series 7 & 66 licenses along with Life, Health, Long Term Care and Variable Product licenses.

Wendy Menard | Advisor

Phone: (815) 756-9856
Email: wmenard@fnni.com

Wendy joined First National Bank, DeKalb, in 1995 and serves as an Advisor. Focusing on clients with a variety of financial needs, she delivers simple and strategic solutions. With 20 years of experience as an advisor, Wendy emphasizes that client relationships and education are of utmost importance. Prior to becoming licensed as an advisor, Wendy had 12 years’ experience in banking and financial services.

Wendy holds Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 securities licenses along with state Life, Accident/Health and Annuities Insurance licenses. Wendy is a board member and past president of T.A.I.L.S. Humane Society and past board member of DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and DeKalb Public Library.

Valerie Norris | Advisor

Phone: (815) 754-8029
Email: vnorris@fnni.com

Val assists her clients in making the most of their financial resources through investment strategies, tax planning and savings. She began in 2003 as an investment representative and became an advisor in 2008. Prior to that, Val managed her family’s produce farm business as well as a community bank. She also recently retired from preparing taxes for nearly 35 years.

Valerie is a Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA), holds Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 securities licenses along with state Life and Health Insurance licenses. Valerie also serves as an Investment Management Consultant and is a member of the Raymond James Executive Council*.

*Membership is based on prior fiscal year production. Re-qualification is required annually.

South Dakota

Melody Hohn | Advisor

Phone: (602) 995-1229
Email: mhohn@fnbsd.com

Melody joined First National Bank South Dakota in October 2005 as sales assistant in the Investments & Planning area. Her current role is an Advisor for Investments & Planning Group at First National Bank for the four South Dakota branches. Previously, Melody worked for Edward Jones for over two years and as an estate planning paralegal for 14 years at a law firm in Mitchell, SD.

Melody holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses along with her Life and Health Insurance licenses.

Kansas

Jim DeJulio | Advisor

Phone: (913) 266-9253
Email: jdejulio@fnbk.com

Jim serves as an advisor to individuals, families and business owners. By utilizing a comprehensive planning approach, he provides his clients professional advice and custom designed solutions to solve key wealth management issues. He specializes in developing strategic plans for the wealth accumulation, distribution and preservation needs of his clients. Jim has 37 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.

Jonathan Lohman | Advisor

Phone: (913) 266-9272
Email: jlohmann@fnbk.com

Jonathan serves as an Advisor in Wealth Management, and has over three years of financial services experience. He provides his clients with customized financial solutions that incorporate asset allocation, financial management, retirement planning, and college planning. Offering guidance during life's key milestones is Jonathan’s true passion. Jonathan graduated from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a degree in History with a minor in Political Science.