Alice Dittman

Air Date: 03/20/2019

In 1975, Alice Dittman stepped into a man’s world when she became president of Cornhusker Bank in Lincoln, the first woman to do so in either Lincoln or Omaha. Three months after her husband’s death from cancer, Dittman assumed the helm of Cornhusker Bank when her father retired from running the family business. As bank president Dittman led the path in adopting new electronic banking technology, instituted a job sharing program to help working mothers and expanded bank assets from $8 to $235 million – all while raising three children as a single parent.