Business Team Members

Grand Island Business Team

Tom Gdowski


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Tom joined Equitable Bank in 2005. With over 20 years in the banking and financial services industry, he strives to share his considerable business expertise with others. Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and also completed the Graduate Schools of Banking.Tom serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Redevelopment Authority, Goodwill, Economic Development Corporation and Equitable Bank. Tom and his wife, Becky, have 2 sons.


Dave Richardson

Community Bank President/Chief Lending Officer

MLO #445892

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Dave joined Equitable Bank in 2005. He participated in a Bank Management Trainee program directly after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Nebraska – Lincoln, so he is familiar with every aspect of banking. Dave graduated from the Commercial Lending School of Banking and the Ag Lending School of Banking. His strong Ag/Business background helps him relate to the needs of his customers.Dave is the past Chairman of the Heartland United Way Board of Directors and the past President of Kiwanis Club of Grand Island. He also serves as the Chair for the Trinity Lutheran Church Board of Stewards and the Heartland Lutheran School Board. In his free time, Dave enjoys working on the family farm and coaching softball and baseball. Dave and his wife, Rachel, have 3 children.


Bill McLellan

Business Development Officer

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Having spent the last 40 years in banking, Bill brings a wealth of experience to the Equitable Team. Bill received his degree from the University of Nebraska – Kearney and completed the Nebraska Banker’s Association Advanced School of Banking. Whether you’re just starting a business or looking to streamline your current process, Bill can help tailor a banking solution to meet your needs. A lifetime resident of Grand Island, Bill served as board president for the St. Francis Foundation and the Housing Development Corporation. He is currently serving on the finance committee at Resurrection Church. Bill and his wife, Jannan, have 2 married daughters and 5 grandchildren.


Paul Sullivan

Ag Lending Officer

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Paul brings 13 years of banking knowledge and extensive ag experience to our Equitable Bank team. Before joining the banking world, Paul ran an Ag operation feeding cattle and running a cow herd near Doniphan. He is a graduate of the Colorado Schools of Banking and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.  Paul is a member of St. Ann’s Church and a commissioner for the Hall County Housing Authority. He and his wife, Amanda, have a son and a daughter and reside outside Alda. Paul enjoys working on their acreage and spending time with his family.



North Platte Business Team

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Levi Fisher

Community Bank President

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Levi joined Equitable in 2005. He has over 18 years of banking experience with a strong emphasis on Agriculture. His knowledge of Ag Finance gives him the ability to find loan solutions to meet customers’ needs. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Chadron State College. Levi serves on the Boards for the MidPlains Community College Foundation and the Lincoln County Cattlemen. He is also a Director on the Equitable Financial Corp. and Equitable Bank Boards.  In his free time, he likes to participate in rodeos and spend time with his wife, Keri, and their 2 daughters.


Chad Johnston

Ag Lender

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Chad has been involved in banking for the past 25 years, primarily as an ag lender. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in agriculture with him. Chad graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and also earned a diploma from the Colorado Graduate School of Banking. If you are looking for a trusted advisor who knows agriculture inside and out, come see him. Chad currently serves as the Chairman of the Nebraska Independent Community Bankers and is a board member of the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association. Chad enjoys rodeos, chasing his kids to their sporting events, and working on the ranch.


Shane Weaver

Ag Lender

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Shane joined the Equitable Bank Team in 2018. He uses his knowledge and experience to help guide customers through the lending process. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Ag Economics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Shane is a North Platte native and is excited to be back in his home community after several years working in Eastern Nebraska and Northern Colorado. Shane and his wife, Kathryn, have one daughter, Olivia, who they welcomed shortly after their return to North Platte. Outside of the bank, Shane is an avid outdoorsman and can be found in the field hunting or on the water fishing as often as possible.

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Shad Lantis

Ag Lender

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Equitable Bank Ag Lender, Shad Lantis, is a native of Lincoln County and was raised on a ranch north of Hershey. His family was involved with the cattle industry and operated a livestock equipment business for many years. He received his Bachelors Degree in Ag Business from the University of Wyoming. Shad brings great experience both in and out of the bank to give the level of excellence you expect. He worked as a lender for several years in addition to working for Schaffer Cattle Company. Shad and his wife, Megan, have two children. When he is not chasing around the kids, he enjoys rodeos, all the aspects of ranch living, being outdoors, and of course Husker football. We are very excited to have Shad on the Equitable Bank team.


Omaha Business Team

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Doug Nodgaard

Community Bank President

MLO #472828

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Doug is an Omaha native with 29 years of commercial banking experience within that market. Doug has been active in the Nebraska Bankers Association, serving as an instructor and committee member of the NBA’s Credit Committee and Education committee. He is also a graduate of the NBA’s 2010 Leadership Class. Doug and his wife Julie have two grown sons, Kyle and Alec.Doug is a graduate of Wayne State College and has been active in the Elkhorn Baseball Association. Possessing a great deal of local business aptitude, Doug is excited to help Equitable Bank and its customers grow. He’s very proud to represent a local Community Bank in Omaha. Equitable Bank customers will enjoy Doug’s “golden rule” approach to banking as he treats others the way he likes to be treated.


Adam Lammers

Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer

MLO #876662

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Equitable is pleased to include Adam Lammers on our Business Team. Adam brings more than 15 years of banking experience – mainly from the Omaha area – to our team. With his vast business knowledge, he is able to provide the solutions you may be looking for to help develop your business. Adam is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Kearney. He and his wife have 2 children and live in Gretna. Adam enjoys jumping on a mountain bike trail from time to time, but most of his free time is spent following his kids and their activities.


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Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer

MLO #568980

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Erol brings a wealth of banking knowledge to the Equitable Business Team.  He began his banking career on the retail side of the business, managing banking teams in Kansas, Minnesota and Nebraska.  Erol is passionate about his community, his family and his faith and spends a great deal of his time volunteering at church. He is also active on the board of Heart Heroes (a non-profit that provides support to families and children affected by congenital heart defects).  A graduate of Baker University and the Nebraska Bankers Association Leadership Program, Erol is proud to be a community banker and believes relationships are far more important than any transaction.  He and his wife, Staci, have 1 daughter and 2 sons.  Erol is a fan of Kansas basketball and is also quickly becoming a fan of Husker football.


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DJ Bradley

Commercial Lender

MLO #1390434

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DJ joined Equitable Bank with 10 years of banking experience within the Omaha area. He has spent time on both the retail and lending side of banking so he knows a little of everything banking-related.  DJ is a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Omaha. He and his wife, Kayla, have 2 daughters and live in Elkhorn, NE. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, playing hockey, and spending time with family and friends.