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Investment in Character Leadership Team to Fund Boy Scouts

February 12, 2014

(Omaha, NE) – February 10, 2014 – Bob Dalrymple, Executive Vice President of Bank of the West, will lead the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council in their annual investment in character campaign efforts to raise more than $1.2 million.

The campaign has four divisions. Each division chair is in the process of recruiting teams to help them reach their campaign goals. The campaign will kick-off on Thursday, February 27 at 5:15 p.m. at Quality Brands of Omaha Anheuser-Busch, 13255 Centech Road, Omaha, NE 68138.

In addition to leading the entire campaign, Dalrymple will also lead one of four divisions. He has been on the board of directors for the council for seven years. Professionally, he serves as Executive Vice President of the West Midwest Division at Bank of the West. Dalrymple leads the division’s retail and commercial banking, acquired in 2005 with the purchase of Commercial Federal Corp. of Omaha. He joined Bank of the West when it acquired United California Bank in 2002 and served as its Manager of Los Angeles County division.

Jeff Sharp, Principal at Silverstone Group, will lead another division of the fundraising campaign. Sharp has more than 27 years of experience, providing wealth management and retirement planning solutions. In 2011 and 2010, Sharp was identified as a Top Wealth Manager in Nebraska by receiving the Premium Advisor Award which is awarded by the National Association of Board-Certified Practices.

Additionally, Mike Mapes, President and CEO of the Alliance Group, will lead a third division. Mapes achieved the rank of Life Scout as a youth in Troop 120 from Norfolk, NE.

Finally, Michael Myer, Operating Partner with McCarthy Capital, will lead the fourth division. He also achieved the rank of Life Scout as a youth in Troop 390 from Omaha. Prior to joining McCarthy Capital in 2013, Meyer spent 20 years at Tenaska, Inc., most recently as Vice President of Asset Management for the Operations Group. His prior experience includes many years of financial and operations management experience in the banking and energy industries.

The Mid-America Council is making a change to their annual fundraising campaign. The Friends of Scouting campaign has been re-named the Investment in Character campaign. Investing in Scouting helps to provide more youth with unparalleled experiences. The Mid-America Council is able to offer more activities and reach more youth when funding is available to support the program. Investing in character is more than being a friend. Investors have a share or a stake in the program. Belief in the benefits of the Scouting program is what makes investing in Scouting a worthwhile cause.

For more information, contact Melissa Stricherz, Director of Development, at 402.431.9272 x 209

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