We support the Federal Reserve's roles in:

  • Monetary policy, including reporting on local and state-wide economic conditions
  • Bank supervision and regulation of Nebraska financial institutions
  • Financial services including work for the U.S. Treasury

We work to understand the region's economy and serve as a resource to Nebraska businesses and communities. Our staff:

Omaha Branch Executive Nate Kauffman visits Conestoga Elementary School in Omaha as part of Teach Children to Save Day in 2019.

  • Support community economic growth among low and moderate income and disadvantaged communities through research, resources and relationships with with economic developers and small business owners.
  • Promote a safe, stable and competitive banking system through the supervision and regulation of financial institutions while also providing proactive outreach to state member banks and bank holding companies.
  • Host Economic Forums and speak to groups across the state to provide insights on the regional and national economy.

Omaha Branch Executive Nate Kauffman shares an update on Nebraska's Economy during an Economic Forum in Gering, Nebraska.

  • Meet with community and business leaders to learn about local economic conditions and gather diverse perspectives on the economy.
  • Offer the Student Board of Directors program for high school students in Omaha Public Schools to help increase their understand of economic, financial and career topics.
  • Provide high-quality operational and support services to the U.S. Treasury.

Download our PDFOmaha Branch fact sheet.

Omaha Branch Board of Directors

Each Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has its own seven-member Board of Directors. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City appoints four of these directors, while the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. appoints the other three directors. Branch directors serve three-year terms and provide Omaha Branch Executive Nate Kauffman with insight on regional economic conditions as well as advice and counsel.

Current Omaha Branch Board of Directors

Kimberly A. Russel, Chair of the Branch Board
Chief Executive Officer, Russel Advisors Lincoln, Nebraska

L. Javier Fernandez
Chief Financial Officer, Omaha Public Power District, Omaha, Nebraska

Annette Hamilton
Chief Operating Officer, Ho-Chunk, Inc., Winnebago, Nebraska

Thomas J. Henning
President and CEO, Cash-Wa Distributing Co., Kearney, Nebraska

Zac Karpf
Chief Operating Officer, Platte Valley Bank, Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Dwayne W. Sieck
President and CEO, Dodge Street Financial, Omaha, Nebraska

Carmen Tapio
Owner, President and CEO, North End Teleservices, LLC Omaha, Nebraska

Bank President Esther George, Omaha Branch Executive Nate Kauffman and members of the Omaha Branch Board of Directors toured BluePrint Engines in Kearney, Nebraska in 2019.

Omaha Branch Contacts

Omaha Branch Executive
Nate Kauffman, Vice President and Economist

Public Affairs, Government and Media Relations and Speech Requests
Erin Redemske, Director of Public Affairs

Economic and Financial Education
Nicole Downs, Public Affairs Specialist

Community Development
Dell Gines, Senior Community Development Advisor

We are the Omaha Branch

For more than 100 years, the Omaha Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has connected with and served communities throughout the state of Nebraska. Learn more about the Omaha Branch with this short video.