Wayne State College

Ley Family

Inducted: 2019

State Nebraska Bank & Trust and the Ley family members have been longtime supporters of Wayne State College and proud members of the Wayne community. Founded in 1892, State Nebraska Bank & Trust is the only bank locally owned in Wayne, run by the Ley family for five generations. For more than 125 years, SNB has been investing in the community, providing loans for agriculture, businesses, homes, and more, as well as giving back through employee volunteering and financial support. SNB and the Ley family have donated more than $1 million to Wayne State College through capital investments, the annual Teaching Excellence Award, and numerous student scholarships. In 2015, the bank donated $25,000 for a locker room renovation for WSC Men’s Basketball, and it recently started the SNB Endowed Wayne State College Soccer Scholarship. David Ley was the fourth generation of his family to run State Nebraska Bank & Trust and now serves as Chairman of the Board. He has held several leadership positions on community organizations and has been on the Executive Committee of the Wayne State Foundation for 50 years. Matthew Ley serves as the fifth generation in his family to run the bank and has been CEO since 2010. Matt is a trustee and Executive Committee member of the Wayne State Foundation, and also serves as Vice Chair of the Providence Medical Center Board and a frequent coach of youth basketball. Kaki Ley is coordinator of the bank’s Century Club, which offers unique benefits to customers age 50 or older. Since 2003, Kaki has been busy taking Century Club members around the world to places such as Alaska, China, and Iceland. Together, David and Kaki have three sons and six grandchildren. Sandy Brown is the marketing director for State Nebraska Bank & Trust and was formerly an attorney at Microsoft. Sandy has been an active in the community as chair of the City of Wayne Green Team and past president of Wayne Elementary Boosters. Matt and Sandy have two children, Mason, an eighth grader, and Josie, a sixth grader. Roy Ley is an architect with Hoke Ley, an architecture and interior design firm in Lawrence, Kan. Roy is the son of David and Kaki and brother of Matt. He is the designer of the bank’s main branch and the current SN building under construction on 10th and Main streets across from Wayne State College. This new facility will open in the summer of 2020 and house State Nebraska Bank & Trust’s campus branch. The Ley Family were inducted as contributors into the Wayne State Athletic Hall of Fame on October 5, 2019.