Pub 12 2023 Issue 6

Debbe Buseman Receives 50 Year Club Award Congratulations to Debbe Buseman, Cashier and Vice President at The Riley State Bank of Riley in Riley, Kansas on her 50 years in banking! Debbe started her banking career on Aug. 6, 1973, after having been approached at the time by Harold Holmes, president at the time, to see if she would be interested in working at the bank when she was only a senior in high school. When Debbe had started, the bank had 10-key adding machines, electric typewriters and accounts identified by names, not account numbers. She had been accustomed to counting money from her grocery store days and most of her customers she’s known all her life. She remembered when the bank had talked about electronic banking in a conference and that everything would be automatic by 2000. Riley State Bank got their first in-house computer in 1982. When Shirley Duensing retired in 1986, Jeff Holmes appointed Debbe as cashier of the bank. Since then, she has added Vice President to her title and also heads up the Human Resources department for the bank. While learning to work with computers and keeping up with compliance and changing regulations in the banking industry was always a challenge, Debbe said the hardest thing to adjust to with all the new technology, is the lack of actual contact with customers. Looking ahead, Debbe said she has no immediate plans to retire. Clinton Moore Joins KBA Insurance KBA Insurance is excited to introduce Clinton Moore as the newest member of the team. Clinton, originally from Ottawa, Kansas, brings a grounded background, having spent much of his upbringing on his family’s farm in Osage County. Graduating with a business degree from Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, he was a member of the university’s golf team. After college, Clinton spent four years in Arizona working as a golf professional at reputable courses before his recent role with New York Life. Now, he joins KBA Insurance, bringing with him a wealth of experience in business and event management, enriching the team. Please join us in welcoming Clinton to the KBA Insurance family. We’re thrilled to have him on board, and we look forward to the positive impact he will undoubtedly make. Welcome, Clinton! KBA Supports KARL Class Visit to Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Members of the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) Class XVI visited and toured the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as part of their two-year leadership and educational training experience. This session was supported by KBA’s Kansas Ag Bankers (KAB) Division with KAB Division Board representatives; Brett Wicker, Central National Bank at Paola; Stephen Hendrickson, Citizens State Bank of Marysville and KBA staffers Doug Wareham and J.W. Wells also attended the session. The KARL Class heard from newly minted Kansas City Fed President Jeff Schmid and participated in sessions highlighting the history and structure of the Federal Reserve System, an economic outlook session for the agricultural sector and a closing session on the important role community banks play in the financial services sector. KBA’s support for the KARL program now spans 23 years! 29