close up of Peg Brabec, Vice President and Head customer Service Representative from the Pilger Branch

Meet Peg at Midwest Bank

Published October 15, 2023
Peg Brabec

Meet Peg at Midwest Bank. Peg has worked at Midwest Bank for over 46 years. Currently, Peg is a Vice President/Retail Banking Manager in our Pilger branch. Peg grew up on a family farm just north of Howells, Nebraska. Peg graduated from Howells High School and attended Northeast Community College in Norfolk.

Peg was hired right out of college by Don G. Johnson to work at Farmers National Bank (what would become Midwest Bank) and she has worked here ever since. Peg says, “You could say the bank is my home away from home.”

Peg started at Midwest Bank as a bank teller. Over the years she was worn different hats and just truly enjoys getting to work with clients each and every day. Peg truly loves working for a community bank and you can tell when she talks about what it’s like to work here. She says, “It’s truly a hometown bank. As Don G. Johnson always said, ‘The customers are not here for us; we’re here for the customers.” Our tradition of building relationships and supporting our communities runs deep in our Midwest Bank roots.

We asked Peg to share with us her favorite memory and she said, “How we all come together when times are tough, like when the tornados came through in 2014. Everyone truly came together to help one another.” We also asked Peg what the best thing is about working at Midwest Bank. She replied, “It’s our family atmosphere. From day one, I was taught that no matter what, family comes first.” As one of our core values, family is a priority across the entire organization. 

It’s truly a hometown bank. As Don G. Johnson always said, ‘The customers are not here for us; we’re here for the customers.

Peg Brabec

In her spare time, Peg loves spending time with her family, which includes her husband Glenn, their two grown kids, their 3 grandchildren with one more on the way due in September, and their family dog, Jake. She also enjoys watching Nebraska Husker football and volleyball, cheering on the San Francisco 49ers, and her go-to favorite movie to watch again and again is “Sweet Home Alabama”.

Peg loves Nebraska. She can’t imagine living anywhere else and plans to retire here too. She calls herself a homebody and loves spending time at home. But if she was going to pick somewhere to visit, she’d like to see the states out to the west of Nebraska.

We asked Peg if someone was thinking about switching banks, and why should they consider Midwest Bank. Peg explains, “We build relationships. And we provide exceptional service. We truly are your home town community bank and we’re proud of it.”

And when we asked Peg to describe Midwest Bank in three words, she replied simply, “Trustworthy. Family. Service.”

That’s what a community bank should be all about.

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