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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

Mike Ewy

KBA Chairman

CEO, Community State Bank
Coffeyville

Shan Hanes

KBA Chairman-Elect

President & CEO, Heartland Tri-State Bank
Elkhart

Mark Schifferdecker

KBA Vice Chairman

Chairman, President & CEO, GNBank
Girard

Jonathon Johnson

KBA Past Chairman

President & CEO, Home Savings Bank
Chanute

Derek Bailey

Director Appointed by KBA Chairman

Senior Commercial Lender, Great Western Bank
Shawnee Mission

Dan Bolen

Regional Representative

President & CEO, Bank of Prairie Village
Prairie Village

Mike Day

Regional Representative

President, Denison State Bank
Holton

Brian Dutton

Trust Division Representative

VP-Trust Officer, Community National Bank & Trust
Winfield

John Engelbert

At Large Representative

President & CEO, First State Bank
Norton

Allison Grace

At Large Representative

President, Andover State Bank
Andover

Craig Heideman

Regional Representative

President & CEO, Kaw Valley Bank
Topeka

John Hill

At Large Representative

President & CEO, The City State Bank
Fort Scott

Julie Hower

Regional Representative

President, Farmers & Drovers Bank
Council Grove

Jay Meyer

Kansas Ag Bankers Division Representative

President, Centera Bank
Sublette

Grant Paitz

YBOK Division Representative

INTRUST Bank, N.A.
Wichita

Gil Trout

Director Appointed by KBA Chairman

EVP, Emprise Bank
Wichita

Ronald Wente

Regional Representative

Chairman, Golden Belt Bank FSA
Hays

Patrick Wiederholt

Regional Representative

Chairman & CEO, Flint Hills Bank
Hartford

Alex Williams

Regional Representative

CEO, The Halstead Bank
Halstead

Brad Yaeger

Regional Representative

President & CEO, Legacy Bank
Colwich

Brad Zimmerman

Regional Representative

President & CEO, First National Bank
Scott City

Leadership

Doug Wareham

President & CEO

Alex Greig

President-KBA Insurance, Inc.

Kathy Taylor, JD

EVP-General Counsel

Terri Thomas, JD

EVP & COO, Legal Department/KBCS Director

Brenda L. Unruh

SVP-Director of Education & Conferences, Member Services

Alex Orel

SVP-Government Relations

Eric Stofer

SVP-Chief Financial Officer

Mary Taylor

SVP-Communications & Marketing

Administration

Julie Taylor

VP-Computer & Information Systems
BankPAC Treasurer

Sara Blubaugh

VP-Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Lynne Mills

Receptionist/Special Projects

Brianna Magee

Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Division Coordinator

Education & Conferences

Becky Milne

VP-Assistant Director of Education & Conferences

LeAnn Mott

AVP-Education & Conferences, Division Coordinator

Natalie Wareham

Events Coordinator-Education & Conferences

Insurance

Kent Owens

SVP-KBA Insurance, Inc.

Elizabeth Roche

SVP-Employee Benefits Administration

Jenny Figge

VP-Operations, KBA Insurance, Inc.

Cari Charter

AVP-Employee Benefits, KBA Insurance, Inc.

LEGAL

Jackie Kuhn, JD

VP-Staff Attorney (KBA)

Gwen Hill, JD

VP-Staff Attorney (KBCS)

Allison Carpenter, JD

VP-Manager, Legal Department

Dylan Serrault, JD

VP-Manager, CFBS

Bobby Young, JD

VP-Staff Attorney (HR&IT) Consultant

Adeel Syed, JD

AVP-Staff Attorney

Neal Barclay

AVP-Compliance Specialist/Auditor

Jeff Narron

AVP-Compliance Specialist/Auditor

Kelly VanZwoll, JD

AVP-Staff Attorney and Government Relations

Lewis Walton, JD

Compliance Specialist/Auditor

Kerry Clark, JD

Staff Attorney/Publications Editor

Erica Friedt

Compliance Operations Specialist/Auditor

Meridith DeForest

Administrative Legal Assistant

Koren Kabriel

Part-time Administrative Legal Assistant