McCallie & Associates

Providing Expertise to the Department of Defense

McCallie Associates, Inc, Bellevue, Nebraska

September 23, 2016

By: Ann Nachtigal

Relationships matter. Just ask Jennifer Maassen, President and Chief Executive Officer of McCallie Associates, Inc., an IT services provider to the U.S. Department of Defense and other government agencies.

For Maassen, it’s all about people and community. One of the relationships that has mattered the most to Maassen is her partnership with Great Western Bank. Over the past decade, Maassen and Great Western Bank’s Harlan Falk and Gary Grote have developed a banking relationship most would envy. Maassen fondly describes their relationship as “a mutual synergy.”

“We’ve grown together with Great Western Bank and all during that time they’ve kept that close, community touch and that’s important to us,” said Maassen.

What’s also important to Maassen is her commitment to the local military community. Headquartered in Bellevue, Nebraska, and serving the STRATCOM community for 33 years, McCallie Associates is perfectly situated next door to Offutt Air Force Base. A Certified Woman-Owned Small Business, the growing company was recently awarded a DOD Multiple Award IDIQ contract supporting the United States Strategic Command. Maassen has earned numerous large government contracts and with more expected on the horizon, Maassen needs to increase her staff and contractors through 2016. And while she quips that “It’s just more zeroes,” she understands her business will become more complicated to manage in the years to come.

“We get inquiries from many large national banks and we’ve just not seen the need to make a change,” said Maassen. “Great Western Bank has grown with us. They provide the tools that we need to do our work.”

Beyond providing the financial tools her company needs, Maassen appreciates Great Western Bank’s shared values of corporate responsibility and community involvement. Whether it’s serving as a sponsor of McCallie’s annual golf tournament, which gives back to service members and their families or just enjoying a simple laugh together, Maassen says what she and her team value most about their banking relationship is that personal touch.

“I like working with a community bank and even though Great Western Bank is quite large now and a public company, I still feel like I can pick up the phone anytime and I can talk to anybody I need to and get the answers I need immediately,” she said. “We’re anticipating more growth and it’s just great to know that I’ve got a bank behind me.“

 

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