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Dennis Thomas

Director of Regulatory Compliance
Pinnacle Bancorp

Last Updated: April 20, 2012

Dennis Thomas has been Director of Regulatory Compliance for Pinnacle Bancorp, a 6 billion dollar family-owned bank holding company with bank charters in Nebraska, Colorado, Texas and Wyoming since 2005. He manages the Compliance and AML/BSA departments in addition to the Corporate Fraud Department. He is a 1976 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and holds a law degree from the University of Nebraska. He is licensed in Nebraska and U.S. District Court. After graduation, he spent seven years as an attorney with Farm Credit Services supervising bank legal activities in Nebraska and Wyoming. He left Farm Credit to spend the next 13 years managing the Legal, Compliance and Security operations of Commercial Federal Bank, a 12 billion dollar federal savings bank with offices in 9 states. Before joining Pinnacle he spent five years at Central States Indemnity, a Berkshire Hathaway company providing legal guidance and supervising the Compliance Department.