Leslie Andersen is the president and chief executive officer of Bank of Bennington. Ms. Andersen received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a MBA from Golden Gate University. She has over 30 years of banking experience.

Ms. Andersen has extensive leadership experience within the industry overall, as well, serving in a variety of capacities in her career. Ms. Andersen served as chairman of the American Bankers Association’s Government Relations Council—composed of bank officers from every state in the nation and Puerto Rico. She is also a former member of the American Bankers Association’s Board of Directors, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for BancAlliance.  Additionally, Ms. Anderson served as chairman of the Nebraska Bankers Association in 2001.

Ms. Andersen currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, is a Councillor of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, the President’s Advisory Council for the University of Nebraska and The State of Nebraska Economic Forecasting Board.  Ms. Andersen previously served as chairman of Alegent Health Systems, chairman of Immanual Health Systems, chairman of Lutheran Family Services and on the Alegent Creighton Clinic Board of Directors.