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.

2023-2024 Board of directors

Mark Schifferdecker

KBA Chairman

Chairman, Pres & CEO, GNBank, N.A.

D. Gene Dikeman, II

KBA Chairman-Elect

President & CEO, Bank of the Plains

Julie Hower

KBA Vice Chairman

President, Farmers & Drovers Bank
Council Grove

Mike Ewy

KBA Past Chairman

CEO, Community State Bank

Michael Black

Regional Representative

President & CEO, ESB Financial

Dan Bolen

Regional Representative

President & CEO, Bank of Prairie Village
Prairie Village

Lori Bone

Trust Division Representative

VP-TO, The Trust Company of Kansas Fidelity State Bank & Trust Company
Dodge City

John Dicus

Director Appointed by KBA Chairman

Chairman, President and CEO, Capitol Federal Savings

John Engelbert

At Large Representative

President & CEO, First State Bank

Craig Heideman

Regional Representative

President & CEO, Kaw Valley Bank

Teri Ginther

At-Large Representative

President/COO, Bankers' Bank of Kansas, N.A.

Mikel Hadachek

Kansas Ag Bankers Division Representative

VP, Astra Bank

John Hill

At Large Representative

President & CEO, The City State Bank
Fort Scott

Troy Hutton

At Large Representative

President & CEO, First National Bank of Hutchinson

Julie Huber

Regional Representative

EVP, Equity Bank

J.C. Long

Regional Representative

President & CEO, The Bank of Commerce & Trust Co.

Paul Thompson

Director Appointed by KBA Chairman

Chairman and CEO, Country Club Bank
Kansas City

Tyler Whitham

Director Appointed by KBA Chairman

President, Western State Bank
Garden City

Dale Winklepleck

Regional Representative

President & CEO, Solutions North Bank

Nick Wolfe

YBOK Division Representative

SVP, United Bank & Trust

Brad Yaeger

Regional Representative

President & CEO, Legacy Bank

Brad Zimmerman

Regional Representative

President, Farmers Bank & Trust


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, Strategic Partnerships

Alex Orel

SVP-Government Relations

Eric Stofer

SVP-Chief Financial Officer

Mary Taylor

SVP-Communications & Marketing Director

Sara Blubaugh

SVP-Administration & Board Secretary


Thomas W. Powell

Director of KBEF and Robbins Banking Institute

Julie Taylor

VP-Computer & Information Systems
BankPAC Treasurer

Kelly VanZwoll, JD

VP-Government Relations/Staff Attorney

Bree Hull

Communications/Marketing & YBOK Division Manager​

Education & Conferences

Becky Milne

VP-Assistant Director of Education & Conferences

LeAnn Mott

VP-Education & Conferences

Natalie Wareham

Events Manager-Education & Conferences

J.W. Wells

Ag and Trust Division Manager

Alana Seelbach

Receptionist/Special Projects


Kent Owens

SVP-KBA Insurance, Inc.

Elizabeth Roche

SVP-Employee Benefits Administration

Jenny Figge

SVP-Operations, KBA Insurance, Inc.

Cari Charter

AVP-Employee Benefits

Cole Thompson

Account Manager-KBA Insurance, Inc.


Jackie Kuhn, JD

VP-Staff Attorney (KBA)

Gwen Hill, JD

VP-Staff Attorney (KBCS)

Jamie Sheik, JD

VP-Manager, Legal Department

Dylan Serrault, JD

VP-Manager, CFBS

Bobby Young, JD

VP-Staff Attorney (HR&IT) Consultant

Adeel Syed, JD

VP-Staff Attorney

Neal Barclay

AVP-Compliance Specialist/Auditor

Jeff Narron

AVP-Compliance Specialist/Auditor

Lewis Walton, JD

Staff Attorney/Compliance Specialist/Auditor

Kerry Clark, JD

Staff Attorney/Publications Editor

Heather Williams

Compliance Operations Specialist/Auditor

Sarah Weltmer

Compliance Operations Specialist

Meridith DeForest

Administrative Legal Assistant