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Board of Directors

The Chamber

The Butler County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors represent a cross-section of our community. They work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and the future of our county. Board members serve three-year terms and new members are elected at the November meeting at the monthly membership luncheon to replace outgoing board members. Candidates are nominated by Chamber member businesses and must receive majority vote of the membership to be elected to the board.

  • Kirsten Husmann is a native of Wood River, Nebraska. After receiving her bachelor of science degree from Bellevue University in Healthcare Administration, she began her career at Union Bank & Trust in April of 2012. In 2010, she moved to David City and currently serves as Branch Manager/Ag Loan Officer for Union Bank & Trust. Kirsten also serves as the Financial Secretary for Redeemer Lutheran Church in David City. Her husband, Eric, owns his own business, H2 Equipment and together they have three sons: Bentley (7), Jase (4), and Levi (2).

  • Nolan Samek was born and raised in Surprise and graduated from Rising City High School. Following high school, Nolan graduated from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in History. Nolan began his career with Performance Dodge of Lincoln in 2005, and in 2009 joined US Bank in Lincoln as a personal banker. In 2012 Nolan moved to David City to become branch manager with US Bank in Columbus. In 2015 Nolan joined the David City US Bank branch as Ag/Commercial Lender and Market President. He was a member of the Columbus Next Generation Kiwanis and serves on the Butler County Chamber Ambassadors, including one year as President. Nolan and his wife Jessica live outside David City and have three children, Emma, Willa, and Leo.

  • Todd is a native of Butler County, and grew up on a farm near Octavia, producing corn and soybeans. He is a graduate of David City Aquinas High School, and received his degree in Ag Business and Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He currently sits on the Butler County Chamber Board of Directors and belongs to Marietta Presentation Catholic Church. Todd and his wife Kandi have 3 children: Camden (8), Kollyns (3), and Kenzie (3 months). They reside on an acreage just East of Rising City.Todd joined the Bank of the Valley team on November 5th 2018, and is based in the David City Branch location after previously working for First National Bank of Omaha for 12 years as Lead Lender in David City.

  • Mark has been lifelong resident of Butler County. He graduated from David City Aquinas in 1987. He has worked for Butler Public Power District since 1991 and became General Manager in March of 2016. Served on the David City, City Council from 1998-2006. Member of the Breakers Basketball Board from 2003-2010 and was a School Board member from 2013-2016.

  • Bobbi and her husband Jeff own and operate Northside Inc., since 2007. She is a graduate of Aquinas High School. Following high school, Bobbi attended Wayne State College where she received both Bachelors and Masters degrees respectively. She worked as a teacher/counselor for fifteen years in addition to operating Northside, Inc. Bobbi and her husband Jeff, live northwest of David City with their four daughters.

  • Jeff was born and raised in David City, and graduated from Aquinas Catholic in 2002. After high school, he attended Wayne State College, then decided to join the work force. In 2007, Jeff started working at Timpte Inc. and is currently the Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator. Jeff is currently enrolled in college classes toward earning a Quality Technology Degree. Jeff has a son, who is nine years old and attends David City Public School in David City. Jeff volunteers his time as a head coach or assistant coach his son's soccer and baseball teams. Jeff's girlfriend is Lucy Watts, who is the Children’s Librarian at Hruska Memorial Public Library.