Zac Karpf joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Omaha Branch Board of Directors in 2019.
He is the president of Platte Valley Bank and the co-chief operating officer of the Bank’s holding company, Platte Valley Financial Service Companies, Inc. Since his employment in 2000, Mr. Karpf has occupied a number of positions at the bank – starting as a credit analyst before moving into commercial lending and then into management.
Born and raised in the Dundee area of Omaha, Nebraska, Mr. Karpf is a fourth-generation Nebraska banker with the family’s history of banking starting with his great-grandfather in 1907. His great-grandfather, Henry C. Karpf, grandfather, Charles T. Karpf, Sr. and father, Charles T. Karpf, Jr. served as President of the First National Bank of Morrill for many years.
Platte Valley Bank currently has $975 million in assets with locations in Scottsbluff, Gering, Morrill, Bridgeport, Sidney, Alliance, and Chadron Nebraska. Platte Valley Companies is a financial services organization with bank, insurance, investment, and trust affiliates. The company has $2.1 billion in banking assets and locations in western Nebraska, eastern Wyoming and north-central Colorado.
Mr. Karpf has volunteered for many community-oriented organizations in the Scottsbluff/Gering area. He has served in leadership roles for the local YMCA, Rotary Club, Quivey – Bay State Foundation, Scottsbluff-Gering United Chamber of Commerce and Northfield Elementary Booster Club. He has served in various roles within the Nebraska Bankers Association and currently serves as a board member for Bankers’ Bank of the West in Denver, Colorado. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Mr. Karpf resides in Gering, Nebraska with his wife, Cristina. Their sons, Mark and David, are both away at college. They enjoy traveling together, especially to places with warmer and less windy weather.