i3 Bank Welcomes Richelle Johannes
i3 Bank welcomes Richelle Johannes as Vice President of Operations & Retail. Richelle earned her bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in Finance from Wayne State College and is a graduate of the NBA’s Operations School. She has more than nineteen years of experience in banking, having started her career as a personal banker in 2002. Richelle was most recently a Vice President at Two Rivers Bank for the last 13 years where she managed Operations and Retail Banking and also served as Branch Deposit Supervisor and Security Officer. As part of the senior management team, she served on committees for Compliance, Critical Response, SAR, Operations, IT, HR and was the back-up BSA Officer.
Richelle has a passion for educating kids about saving money and banking. She started a “Bank in School” program in Arlington to teach K-6th graders how to save money and trains FBLA students at Arlington High School to be the tellers for the program. Richelle has earned many accolades for her work with students including FBLA Business Person of the Year in 2017, Nebraska State Business Education Association Outstanding Contributions to Business Education Award in 2019 and the National Business Education Association Award for the Mountain Plain’s Region in 2020. She also shares her ideas and education initiatives on a panel for the Council for Economic Education.