News Release: Kyle Arganbright joins Platte Institute board of directors 

News Release: Kyle Arganbright joins Platte Institute board of directors 

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute

Attachment: Photo of Kyle Arganbright

Contact: Adam Weinberg
(402) 500-0209

Kyle Arganbright joins Platte Institute board of directors
Sandhills leader focuses on innovation through entrepreneurship, broadband, and housing

VALENTINE, NE — Kyle Arganbright of Valentine, Nebraska is the newest member of the Platte Institute board of directors. A photo of Arganbright is attached. His bio is available with the complete board roster on

The Platte Institute’s board of directors is responsible for overseeing the organization’s mission and budget, including its role in implementing economic initiatives developed by Blueprint Nebraska. In 2021, the Platte Institute joined the Blueprint Nebraska Alliance partnership with the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Aksarben Foundation.

Arganbright is the Executive Vice President and co-founder of Sandhills State Bank, and a co-founder of Bolo Beer Co. brewery.

Arganbright graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was student body president and a student regent. He returned home to Valentine, Nebraska to launch a local bank, and was elected to the Valentine City Council.

“Kyle is a committed servant-leader. He gets involved because he enjoys helping people turn good ideas into a reality,” Jim Vokal, Chief Executive Officer of the Platte Institute, said.

“The Platte Institute is fortunate to have such a great advocate for the Sandhills region on our team. Kyle’s leadership provides a reminder of the tremendous potential on Main Streets all across Nebraska,” Vokal said.

In recent years, Arganbright has spoken in support of local solutions to boost broadband deployment and housing development in Nebraska.

“Broadband and housing problems impact every part of our state, and there are policies that help make these problems solvable. But what’s really going to make the difference is not policy alone, but putting in the work to execute on these solutions at the community level,” Kyle Arganbright said.

“I want to be part of continuing the Blueprint Nebraska process through the Platte Institute because I think it’s a been a thorough, thoughtful, and really inclusive way to develop a common vision for our state,” Arganbright said.

The Platte Institute engages in research and advocacy on topics including workforce policy, housing, government spending, and taxes, and frequently testifies on legislation before the Unicameral. You can find more comments from Kyle Arganbright on Nebraska housing issues in this recording of a recent Platte Institute webinar.

To schedule an interview on this announcement, please contact Adam Weinberg at (402) 500-0209 or

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