Michael Dunlap portrait
Executive Chairman, Nelnet, Inc.

Michael S. Dunlap is Nelnet’s Executive Chairman, as well as one of the founders of the company. In this capacity, Dunlap is involved in helping establish and implement the strategic direction of the company.

Dunlap focuses his time on Nelnet’s key strategies of diversifying the company’s revenue stream, achieving superior economies of scale through successful operations of all business units, and attaining high quality earnings. He is driven to help develop leadership across the breadth of Nelnet management. He is driven by the Nelnet vision that the customer is number one. "I believe the strength of a corporate leader lies in leadership by example," says Dunlap.

Dunlap is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Union Bank and Trust Company and also serves as a Director and Chairman of Farmers & Merchants Investment Inc., the parent of Union Bank and Trust Company. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Capital Casualty Company, Hudl, Universal Surety, Inland Insurance, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law & Business Advisory Board, and the Boards of BankFirst of Norfolk, and First Northeast Bank of Nebraska in Lyons.

Dunlap serves on the Vision Lincoln Group, which is involved in promoting the development of Nelnet’s hometown.