Jahn Grandstaff serves as vice president, lending at CharterWest Bank in Elkhorn, Nebraska, a $500 million community bank with 16 locations in Eastern Nebraska. Jahn grew up in a small south-central Nebraska community and graduated from Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, with majors in Business Finance and Economics. His first position in banking was in Swanton, Nebraska; the bank had just over $12 million in assets at the time and Jahn served many positions at the bank, from teller to lender to cashier to technology to compliance – depending on the day. Jahn counts his 2011 graduation from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado as one of his best experiences in banking.
Jahn and his wife Melinda have two daughters, Kiley and Taylor, and a son-in-law, Luke. Outside of the bank, Jahn has been active in numerous civic organizations, including the Optimists, Fremont 4-H Fair Board, Sarpy County Crimestoppers Board, Christensen Field Improvement Task Force, Immanuel Lutheran Church Council and was a member of Swanton and Plymouth Volunteer Fire Departments. He served as president of the Cornhusker Bankers Southeast group and is active in the Saunders County Bankers organization.
Jahn enjoys many outdoor activities, including motorcycle trail riding, shooting trap and sporting clays with his daughters as well as gardening with his wife. His latest hobby is endurance road course auto racing where he competes nationally.