Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Exeter Graduate Joins Staff at Generations Bank

Generations Bank, Exeter, Nebraska has announced the addition of a new service through a partnership with La Vista, Nebraska based Securities America.  With this new service, Exeter native Derek Betka will be serving as an independent advisor for Securities America and will have an office located in the Generations Bank building.

Betka, who specializes in wealth management, wealth preservation, including long-term care and estate planning, has been involved in the financial services industry for seven years.  Betka holds his life, health, long term care and securities based investment licenses.  He has previous experience with nationally known companies such as ADM and John Hancock.  Derek’s experience also includes conducting multiple estate planning seminars throughout the area.
Generations Bank president and CEO Alan Emshoff said “we are pleased to be able to make this new service available to our customers and the people of the surrounding area.”  “We are excited to have Derek available to provide his knowledge and expertise to families to offer them the ability to make the most of the stewardship opportunities that are available to them through good financial planning.  In addition, proper estate planning with services such as those that will be provided by Derek, can also assist in the sustainability of our local communities.”

“My family and I are very excited to be back in the area and closer to the clients that I work with as well as the opportunity to become more involved in the community.  Working alongside Alan, Ed and the staff at Generations  Bank and FNIA, will be a great fit because we have similar philosophies when it comes to  delivering value for our clients and customers  and also striving to provide them with services to help build and protect their wealth” said Betka.

Betka has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agri-Business from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  He and his wife Brooke, a native of Davenport, recently relocated from Wahoo to Fairmont.  The Betka's have two children, Kayleigh age 3 ½ and Kelsey who is 1.  Betka is active in his church and was recently elected President of the Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Board.
Betka will have regular office hours at Generations Bank in Exeter.  He will be in Exeter on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning in August or by appointment.

Generations Bank, established in 1934, is a $35 million community bank owned and managed by people who live in the area.  Generations Bank is a full service bank offering loans to small business and agricultural producers as well as consumers to purchase homes and vehicles.  Generations Bank also offers a full suite of deposit products to consumers, agricultural producers and businesses.

Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is a national top 10 independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine). For more than 25 years, Securities America’s mission has been to foster the success of financial professionals so they can provide quality, objective counsel and services to their clients. Advisors benefit from the firm’s industry-leading programs in practice management, advisory services and retirement income distribution, supported by state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1993, Securities America Advisors Inc. is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors. Securities America Financial Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). Securities America received the inaugural Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association in March 2011 and the inaugural Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award in March 2013. Products sold by Securities America are not insured by the FDIC, are not deposits or obligations of Generations Bank and are subject to investment risks.

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