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West Gate Bank promotes Wagener, Kerns-Loy

West Gate Bank promotes Wagener, Kerns-Loy


Lincoln, Nebraska — The West Gate Bank Board of Directors has elected Tana Wagener to senior vice president, director of human resources and Jaci Kerns-Loy to assistant vice president, branch manager.

Wagener has worked in the financial industry for 20 years, joining West Gate Bank in 2010. She was promoted to human resources and training officer in 2011 and is a certified human resources generalist. During Wagener’s time in the human resources role, West Gate Bank has grown to over 250 employees. With her promotion, Wagener will focus solely on the human resources needs of the bank, including payroll and 401(k) administration, enrollment and administration for employee benefits, new hire orientation and on-boarding. She has also been appointed to the bank’s executive committee.

Wagener is a volunteer board member for Lincoln Literacy, serves as secretary on the executive committee for Lincoln Literacy, is a member of the bank training advisors for the Nebraska Banker’s Association’s Education Advisory Committee, as well as participating in bank-sponsored community activities.

Tana Wagener is located at West Gate Bank Center at 6003 Old Cheney Road, and can be reached at 402-323-8962 or

Kerns-Loy began her West Gate Bank career as a teller in 2013 and has been promoted several times over the years. In her new role as branch manager of the West Gate Bank branch at 50th & O Street, Kerns-Loy will be responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships with customers, providing personal service to meet their financial needs and coaching her staff to achieve customer service and sales goals.

Kerns-Loy volunteers with Junior Achievement of Lincoln as well as bank-sponsored community activities.

Jaci Kerns-Loy is located at 4955 O Street and can be reached at 402-853-7274 or

About West Gate Bank

West Gate Bank is a family-owned community bank with 10 locations in Lincoln and Omaha. The newest West Gate Bank branch is under construction at 177th and West Maple Road in Omaha and is expected to open in mid-2022. At West Gate Bank, our interest is you! Visit for more information.

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