Pub. 10 2021 Issue 1

28 BRIEFLY IN KANSAS BANKING New Addition to the KBA Insurance Team We are very excited to announce that Elizabeth Roche joined our KBA Insurance team Feb. 1 as our Vice President Employee Benefits Administration. Elizabeth will oversee all aspects of the administration of our employee benefit plans and will be an additional resource to assist our member banks and their employees on a variety of benefits issues. Elizabeth comes to us from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, where she has worked in a variety of roles over the last 20 years. Most recently, she was Regional Operations Manager. She has extensive experience and understanding of the KBA Medical Plan. Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth to our team. Stones Appointed to the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Board of Directors The Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) announced that Chuck Stones has been sworn in as the newest member of the company’s board of directors. Chuck was confirmed by the United States Senate Dec. 18, 2020, after being nominated for the position by then-President Trump earlier in the year. He replaces Bruce J. Sherrick of Champaign, Illinois, on Farmer Mac’s board. Chuck brings significant experience with agricultural credit policy, government relations, marketing, strategic planning and organizational management. He worked closely with agricultural and rural lenders during his 33 years with the Kansas Bankers Association, including 15 years as president until his retirement in 2018. Promotions Announced at Centera Bank Michael Cearley, CEO of Centera Bank, announced the promotion of Marilyn Brown to Senior Vice President of the Sublette location and Derek Olson to Senior Vice President of the Dodge City location. Marilyn Brown has been with the bank since 2008, and Derek Olson has been with the bank since 2007. Lewis Promoted to Market President First Heritage Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Don Lewis to Market President - Kansas City. A 38-year banking veteran, Don has been an integral part of our institution’s growth in the Kansas City Market. In his new role, Don will lead business development and community involvement efforts for our Kansas City area operations. Don is a longtime Lenexa resident and will help lead our new Lenexa office. Father Passes Baton to Son After 30 Year Career with Trust Company of Kansas After a 50-year career in the trust business and 30 years serving the Trust Company of Kansas, Stephen English has passed the baton to his son, Chris English. Although Stephen has changed his role, he said that retirement is not in his future as of yet and will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board. His son Chris has stepped up into the position as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2021. “When I reflect on the past, I treasure personal relationships with so many clients whom I call my friends,” Stephen said. “These are friendships that I continue to cherish as I change my role at the Trust Company of Kansas (TCK).”