Kim Schroll, executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of NebraskaLand Bank in North Platte, Neb., has been elected chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2021-2022.

Schroll’s community banking career began in high school at the First National Bank in O’Neill, Neb., where she was a runner, shredder and worked in the mail room. She secured her first full time job in a bank as a teller/bookkeeper. Schroll is a founding member of NebraskaLand National Bank, which was chartered in 1998 as a $3 million bank. Today, the bank has $840 million in assets. She initially served as the senior operations officer, leading the bank’s marketing, human resources, operations and technology efforts before being promoted to executive vice president and COO.

Schroll holds an associate degree in computer programming from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb., and graduated from GSBC in 2008. She is also a graduate of the Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA) Leadership Program, is a former member of the NBA Board of Directors and currently serves on the NBA Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Board of Directors. Schroll also serves her community as a Rotarian, is a member of the Nebraska Invest in Kids Committee and is a Nebraska Children’s Home Society trustee. Schroll is also a former member of the North Platte Catholic Schools Board.

“Kim is a positive and progressive leader, which will further our drive to provide the best possible educational experience,” stated GSBC President Michael Stevens. “I have experienced and benefited from Kim’s positive outlook during the leadership transition and very much look forward to working with her as GSBC’s chair.”

Schroll succeeds Mary Kay Bates, president and chief executive officer of Bank Midwest in Spirit Lake, Iowa.