Western Nebraska Bank announced Monday that Kathleen Matthews has joined its North Platte team as vice president and commercial lender.

Matthews will work with businesses in the North Platte and surrounding communities to identify financial solutions while providing the best customer service.

Matthews brings more than 20 years of experience to Western Nebraska Bank and her most recent experience comes from Great Western Bank as a business banker.

Kathleen is involved in the community with the North Platte Downtown Association, Bridge of Hope, North Platte Home Builders and the Business & Professional Women’s Organization.

“Kathleen’s commercial lending experience and understanding of the market helps meet the needs of the business community,” said North Platte Market President Marcy Hunter. “We look for employees who can join us in our continued growth and share our passion for excellence in superior customer service.”

Western Nebraska Bank is a locally owned community bank that stresses western Nebraska values. Focused on creating long-standing relationships since 1910, Western Nebraska Bank has locations in North Platte, Curtis, Paxton and Purdum.