Pub 12 2023 Issue 6

hank you to the 120+ Kansas bankers who attended the 2023 Young Bank Officers of Kansas (YBOK) Annual Conference Oct. 11-13 in Mulvane, KS! It was a record crowd for the 15th anniversary, and we believe attendees came away with some great tools and connections to take back to their respective institutions to better the communities and customers they serve! These are the 2023-2024 YBOK Division Board of Directors: • President — Nick Wolfe, United Bank & Trust, Marysville • Vice President — Francis Scheuerman, UMB Bank, Kansas City • Secretary/Treasurer — Rocky Anderson, Kaw Valley Bank, Topeka • Past President — Cameron Cooper, Patriots Bank, Garnett • Region 1 — Nick Gideon, Silver Lake Bank, Lawrence • Region 1 — Alex Jones, Bank of Commerce, Neodesha • Region 2 — Greg Thiessen, First Bank of Beloit, Beloit • Region 2 — Tom Sheik, State Bank of Bern, Bern (nominated for a second three-year term) • Region 3 — Victoria Pruitt, First National Bank of Hutchinson, Hutchinson • Region 3 — Brock Stuhlsatz, Citizens Bank of Kansas, Derby (nominated for a first three-year term) • At-Large Rep. — Amanda Williams, Bankers’ Bank of Kansas, Wichita nominated for a first three-year term • At-Large Rep. — Beth Masterson, Legacy Bank, Wichita • At-Large Rep. — Jordan Lauer, Farmers State Bank, Westmoreland • Ambassador — Andrew Holtgraves, Mortgage Investment Services Corporation, Shawnee (nominated for a first three-year term) • Ambassador — Tyler Walden, Allen Gibbs & Houlik CPAs & Advisors, Wichita • Ambassador — Jason Hatfield, Security First Title, Wichita YBOK President Cameron Cooper and KBA Board Chairman Mark Schifferdecker, GNBank N.A. in Girard, kicked off the conference by welcoming the attendees. Chairman Schifferdecker discussed his priorities as Chairman, the essential roles young bankers play in their institutions and communities and why it is important to continue to grow as a professional, engage in the political process and be a KBA volunteer leader. KBA Chairman Mark Schifferdecker, GNBank, NA in Girard, kicked off the 2023 YBOK Annual Conference by welcoming attendees at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane. Eric Papp was the first speaker with “Managing Multiple Priorities,” which teaches the seven secrets of top performers that will propel attendees from procrastination to execution! Lee Smith, SVP of Economic Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, provided the YBOK attendees with the Economic Update. T 2023 YBOK Annual Conference 15