Bank Midwest names president

Whitney Bartelli

Nicole Van Denabeele was named president of Bank Midwest, the Kansas City, Mo.-based division of NBH Bank. She replaces Whitney Bartelli, who held the role since 2015.

With more than 17 years of financial services experience, Van Denabeele began her career as an auditor and audit manager at Deloitte. She joined NBH Bank in 2018 as chief accounting officer. She currently serves on the finance committee for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City and has been a two-time judge for the Greater Kansas City of Commerce annual ATHENA Awards.

“Nicole assuming the president role is a natural choice. She has made a number of meaningful contributions to our business and has demonstrated exceptional leadership throughout her tenure. The expansion of her role further solidifies our strong commitment to the Kansas City region,” said Tim Laney, president and CEO of National Bank Holdings Corporation, Greenwood Village, Colo. “I want to thank Whitney for her leadership of the Bank Midwest team since 2015. Whitney has been a valued friend and colleague, and she has made meaningful contributions to building our brand and strengthening our business. She will be greatly missed.”

Bartelli originally joined NBH Bank in 2012 as director of marketing. She has more than 25 years of experience in financial services. Prior to joining NBH, she was senior vice president of retail brand strategy and management at Bank of America.