FORMER DED BOSS TO HEAD BANKERS ASSN

Posted 9 months ago

By John Axtell

Richard BaierThe former  director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development has been named the new President and CEO of the Nebraska Bankers Association.

Richard Baier will start working at the association March 17, transitioning to take over when current president and CEO George Beattie retires at the end of the year.

Baier headed DED for 8 years under governors Mike Johanns and Dave Heineman before leaving for his current position, executive vice president of the Forging Nebraska’s Future initiative at the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

He is also the past Executive Director of the Development Corporation of North Platte and Executive Vice President of the Greater York Area Chamber of Commerce/ York County Development Corporation