Our staff has a strong commitment to serving the many constituents of our organization. But first and foremost, they focus their energies on those who take advantage of our programs and services.

Interim Executive Director and Loan Officer

Jeff Breunig , CDR’s Interim Executive Director and Loan Officer, is responsible for administrative direction, loan underwriting, closing and monitoring business loans and portfolio management. Jeff has more than 30 years banking experience in Lincoln, NE.

Jeff spent 22 years with Cornhusker Bank, 18 of which were spent as Manager of the 27th Street branch. Jeff was responsible for the day-to-day operations including all lending functions, customer development, branch operations and staffing. Jeff was very active with regard to small business lending to local businesses, as well as involvement in the total re-development of the North 27th Street business corridor which included new commercial construction, landscaping and street improvements. In 2005, Jeff was recognized by the SBA for his commitment to small business lending. Jeff has worked at Pinnacle Bank & Hastings Bank where his sole responsibility was focused around commercial lending.

A graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University, Jeff has also successfully completed studies at the National Installment Lending School in Norman, Oklahoma, The Colorado Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colorado and numerous American Institute of Banking (AIB) classes. Contact Jeff

Cher Xu

Cher Xu is responsible for bookkeeping and financial reporting.

Cher graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majored in Master of Accountancy.  She has worked in various industries and has a variety of accounting and business experiences including manufacturing, insurance servicing, accounting and consulting, and law firm.  She is bilingual in English, Mandarin and Japanese.  Contact Cher.

Jane Hardesty

Jane Hardesty is responsible for loan processing, administrative and technical assistance for the micro-lending program and marketing.

Jane previously worked for CDR from 2004 to 2011 and was responsible for information and data management, record keeping and reporting, closing loan documentation and finalizing loan procedures, assisting in grant writing and other office duties.  In 2011, Jane went to Cline Williams Law Firm where she was a legal assistant to several attorneys which represented the practice areas of litigation, business organization, employee benefits and deferred compensation, and labor and employment.  Contact Jane