Mike Gaston and Matt Raber Heartland Bank

Gaston and Raber Will Lead Heartland Bank's Fairbury and Daykin Branches


DAYKIN, Neb. — Bringing 23 years of banking experience, Matt Raber has been named Branch President for Heartland Bank in Daykin.

Raber grew up in Indiana and has worked for banks in the Hoosier state, Illinois, Iowa and now Nebraska. He said he looks forward to growing into his new role.

“I’m very excited to develop deeper relationships with our customers.”

He and his wife Jina have three children who attend Beatrice Public Schools.


FAIRBURY, Neb.Mike Gaston has been named Branch President for Heartland Bank in his hometown of Fairbury.

Gaston has been with Heartland for seven years and transferred from the Kearney Branch in August of 2021.

"Being back in my hometown is truly an honor and privilege. I am looking forward to helping the surrounding communities reach their financial goals," Gaston said.

He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney and has two children with his wife Kelsey.


About Heartland Bank

Heartland Bank is a family-owned bank located in 13 different communities across the heart of Nebraska. Heartland Bank's vision is to improve the lives of customers, associates, and communities. Voted American Banker 2022 Best Banks to Work For. Learn more at MyHeartland.Bank.

Melissa Karloff

Melissa is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Heartland Bank. Melissa has worked in Human Resources for the past 20 years in different work environments. She received her bachelor’s degree from Hastings College and her master’s degree from UNK.

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