Jon grew up on his family’s farm in southwest Minnesota near Sherburn, thinking he’d be a farmer. After the farm crisis in the 1980s, he changed course and chose to go to college to earn a degree. He attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined the FNB family in 2004 as a Business Banker and has been helping our business customers ever since! He’s also an active volunteer with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Tiger Nation Activities Association, United Way, and others.
Q: What is your role at FNB? What does your day-to-day work look like?
My role at FNB for the past 15 years has been a business banker, but since March 2020, I have been leading FNB’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Hub. In response to COVID-19, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launched the Paycheck Protection Program to provide government-backed loans to small businesses impacted by the pandemic. While the loans are backed by the SBA, it is up to banks to administer the loan program.
In a few short months, we’ve helped nearly 900 businesses keep more than 10,000 employees on payroll by providing more than $100 million in PPP loans. There doesn’t seem to be a typical day in working in the PPP Hub because of the ever-changing rules and amendments to the program. Our Hub team has invested incredible time and effort to serve our clients. This effort took a team of dedicated employees and I am fortunate to have worked with this group.
Q: What do you like most about working at FNB?
For the last 15 years, I have truly enjoyed the family environment that drives FNB. I previously worked for larger national financial institutions, and moving to FNB was the best career move I have ever made.
Q: How would you describe the culture of FNB to a prospective employee?
We have a culture of family, local customer focus, local decision-making, and a commitment to the communities we serve. I have found we have a remarkable flexibility to meet our customers’ needs.
Q: When you’re not working at the Bank, what can people find you doing? What are some of your hobbies or interests?
My biggest enjoyment in life is spending time with my wife and my two sons. I have been a huge sports fan my entire life and I continue to follow local and national sporting activities. I like golf but I’m not sure golf likes me! About three years ago, I started running again to lose some weight and to try to get back in shape. I continue to run today and feel as good physically as I have for years. I’ve also developed a hobby of action sports photography and love to be on the sideline or courtside to capture game action that I can then share with the participants and fans.
Q: Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
My favorite travel destination was probably my honeymoon in Hawaii years ago. The beauty and serenity were amazing and the view from the beach of a sunset over the ocean is something I will always remember. And not being in the Midwest for a week during the winter wasn’t bad either!