Barry Lockard grew up in a small Nebraska town working in his family’s grocery store. While attending college, Barry joined the Nebraska Army National Guard where he served for 8 years. Barry was recruited by Black and Decker where he helped launch the DeWalt power tool line. Later he was recruited by Cincinnati Bell and became the Worldwide Account Manager for Microsoft, managing a multi-million relationship that handled technical support calls for Microsoft. From there he received an opportunity to join First National Bank of Omaha where he started his banking career in the cash management division.
In late 2003, he started his own consulting company that provided assistance to banks and insurance companies focused on enhancing business development and operational efficiencies. In 2006, after serving in a consulting role at Cornhusker Bank in Lincoln, Nebraska, he was asked to join the bank. Barry serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cornhusker Bank and is a member of the Board of Directors of both the bank and the holding company. Cornhusker Bank is a $577 million community bank.
Barry is an alum of the Graduate School of Banking Colorado and has served as a faculty member teaching bank simulation to third year students.
Barry’s passion is focused on growing both people and businesses. He believes in investing in talent development and believes that servant leadership is a way of living not just a saying.
He has volunteered as a youth sports coach for many years and has served on several boards within his community. He has also served on the Nebraska Bankers Association Board of Directors and served as a Board Member of the American Bankers Association Community Bankers Council. His hobbies include spending time with his family, hiking, fishing, and playing guitar.