Biography

Elected to Nebraska Legislature: 2014

Born Feb. 5, 1949, in Gothenburg.

Education: Graduate of Gothenburg High School, 1967; University of Nebraska-Lincoln (business administration), 1971; University of Nebraska College of Law (J.D.), 1974.

Family: Married Susan Kay Wright, Aug. 2, 1969; two children: Robert Williams and Julie Rickertsen.

Occupation: Banker

Member: Nebraska Bankers Association (chair, 2003-04); American Bankers Association (chair, 2012-13); board, Innovation Campus; trustee, University of Nebraska Foundation; Ag Builders of Nebraska; board member, Gothenburg Redevelopment Authority (chair, 1993 to present); Nebraska Diplomats; Nebraska Bar Association; First Presbyterian Church (lay leader, elder).

Former member: FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking; president’s advisory council, University of Nebraska; Nebraska Chamber of Commerce; state board, TeamMates Mentoring Program; board member, Gothenburg Improvement Company (president); board member, Gothenburg Area Chamber of Commerce (president).

Honors and awards: American Bankers Association Ag Banker of the Year, 2014; UNL Alumni Achievement Award, 2013; Pony Express Rider Award – Gothenburg, 2013.