News Release: Mark Geist elected to Platte Institute board

News Release: Mark Geist elected to Platte Institute board

NEWS RELEASE from the Platte Institute

Attachment: Photo of Mark Geist

Contact: Jim Vokal
(402) 452-3737

Mark Geist, of Lincoln, elected to Platte Institute board of directors
Financial expert contributes business and nonprofit leadership

LINCOLN, NE —  Mark Geist, a financial advisor from Lincoln, has been elected to the Platte Institute Board of Directors. A photo of Geist 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. The board’s members represent different regions of Nebraska and are elected to 3-year terms, which can be renewed with approval of the board.

Since 2008, Geist has been Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at Montage Financial Group, a UBS subsidiary in Lincoln. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in Finance from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Geist previously served on the nonprofit boards of Marantha Camp and Rabble Mill.

“Mark’s someone who can help the Platte Institute create more opportunity for Nebraskans, and show people from every corner of the state how they can add an unforgettable chapter to their legacy by taking part in our mission of removing barriers,” said Jim Vokal, Chief Executive Officer of the Platte Institute.

“Mark not only keenly understands what it takes to build wealth in our communities, and has been recognized as one of Nebraska’s best financial advisors by Forbes, but has he an impressive background in building stronger nonprofits by enlisting community support,” Vokal said.

Mark Geist is the husband of Nebraska state Sen. Suzanne Geist. They have three children and nine grandchildren.

“For Nebraska to tap into more of its potential, we need to focus on making our state an even better place to start and grow a business, to be a taxpayer, and to launch a rewarding career,” Platte Institute board member Mark Geist said.

“The Platte Institute is an especially good place to advance those goals, because their team is advocating for so many Nebraskans who don’t have their own lobbyists, and often need a little extra help to be heard in the State Capitol,” Geist said.

For more information on this announcement, please contact Jim Vokal at (402) 452-3737 or write

The Platte Institute advances policies that remove barriers to growth and opportunity in Nebraska. Visit to find more Platte Institute media resources.

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