About Us

our mission

Together we support our member banks and bankers with leadership, advocacy, and education to benefit the communities and customers they serve.

Annual report

2020-2021 Board of directors

Jonathon Johnson

KBA Chairman

President & CEO, Home Savings Bank

Mike Ewy

KBA Chairman-Elect

CEO, Community State Bank

Shan Hanes

KBA Vice Chairman

President & CEO, Heartland Tri-State Bank

Kurt Knutson

KBA Past Chairman

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Freedom Bank
Overland Park

Derek Bailey

YBOK Division Representative

Senior Commercial Lender, Great Western Bank
Shawnee Mission

Dan Bolen

Regional Representative

President & CEO, Bank of Prairie Village
Prairie Village

David Brownback

Regional Representative

CEO, Citizens State Bank & Trust Co.

Jayne Coleman

Regional Representative

President, Kendall State Bank
Valley Falls

Mike Day

Regional Representative

President, Denison State Bank

Allison Grace

At Large Representative

President, Andover State Bank

Craig Heideman

Regional Representative

President & CEO, Kaw Valley Bank

John Hill

At Large Representative

President & CEO, The City State Bank
Fort Scott

Susie Roberts

Trust Division Representative

AVP, Bank of Labor
Kansas City

Tim Smith

Kansas Ag Bankers Division Representative

SVP, First State Bank

Gil Trout

Director Appointed by KBA Chairman

EVP, Emprise Bank

Ronald Wente

Regional Representative

Chairman, Golden Belt Bank FSA

Patrick Wiederholt

Regional Representative

Chairman & CEO, Flint Hills Bank

Alex Williams

Regional Representative

CEO, The Halstead Bank

Brad Yaeger

Regional Representative

President & CEO, Legacy Bank

Brad Zimmerman

Regional Representative

President & CEO, First National Bank
Scott City

Dennis Zimmerman

Director Appointed by KBA Chairman

Senior Vice President—Capital Markets Group, Commerce Bank
Kansas City


Doug Wareham

President & CEO

Ryan McLaughlin

President, KBA Insurance, Inc.

Kathy Taylor

EVP-General Counsel

Becky Tongish

EVP-Chief Strategy Officer

Terri Thomas

EVP-Legal Department Director

Brenda Unruh

SVP-Education & Conferences, Member Services

Alex Orel

SVP-Government Relations

Eric Stofer

SVP-Chief Financial Officer

Mary Taylor

SVP-Communications & Marketing


Julie Taylor

VP-Computer & Information Systems

Sara Blubaugh

VP-Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Lynne Mills

Receptionist/Special Projects


Brianna Magee

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Education & Conferences

Becky Milne

VP-Education & Conferences

Nicole Ortiz

AVP-Education & Conferences, Division Coordinator

LeAnn Mott

AVP-Education & Conferences, Division Coordinator


Jenny Garcia

VP-Operations, KBA Insurance, Inc.

Ed Griffith

EVP-Employee Benefits

Kent Owens

VP-KBA Insurance, Inc.

Susan Salyer

VP-Employee Benefits

Cari Charter

AVP-KBA Insurance, Inc.


Jackie Kuhn

VP-Staff Attorney

Gwen Hill

VP-Staff Attorney

Allison Carpenter

VP-Staff Attorney-Senior Compliance Auditor

Dylan Serrault

VP-Staff Attorney/ Compliance Auditor

Bobby Young

VP-Staff Attorney (HR&IT) Consultant

Adeel Syed

AVP-Staff Attorney

Neal Barclay

AVP-Compliance Specialist/Auditor

Jeff Narron

AVP-Compliance Specialist/ Auditor

Kelly VanZwoll

Staff Attorney and Government Relations

Meridith DeForest

Administrative Legal Assistant

Koren Kabriel

Part-time Administrative Legal Assistant

Kerry Clark

Legal Intern