Hayes is the owner and president of Hayes & Associates, LLC, a CPA and consulting firm he
founded in 1983 in Omaha, Neb. He has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services
industry, including previous roles as the director of the tax department at Grant Thornton CPAs and
an internal revenue agent for the Internal Revenue Service.
Hayes earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Creighton University in
Omaha. He also is a graduate of the Small Business Executive Education Program at Clark Atlanta
University and the Minority Business Executive Program at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
Hayes is a member of the executive committee and board of directors of the Greater Omaha
Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as Treasurer; a member of the Creighton University Board
of Trustees, where he serves on the Student Services, Finance and Audit committees; a member of
the board for the Greater Omaha Business Ethics Alliance; Development Chair for 100 Black Men
of Omaha, Inc.; Vice Chair of Finance for 100 Black Men of America; and Treasurer of the board
for Museum Kaneko in Omaha.
Mutual of Omaha Bank is a full-service bank providing financial solutions to individuals and
businesses in communities across the United States. With more than $5 billion in assets, Mutual of
Omaha Bank operates a network of community bank locations in nine states and reaches customers
nationwide with business and mortgage lending, as well as banking solutions for property
management companies. It is a subsidiary of Mutual of Omaha, a leading insurance and financial
services company since 1909. Mutual of Omaha is ranked among the Fortune 500 with more than
$26 billion in total assets and high ratings from leading ratings agencies. For more information about
Mutual of Omaha Bank, visit www.mutualofomahabank.com.