Kansas City bank invests according to its values

In the 14 years since the Rowland family became majority owners of rural Missouri’s Garden City Bank, they’ve worked to transform it. The result is the strategically renamed Lead Bank, which has fintech collaborations, new branches in urban and suburban Kansas City, Mo., locations, and a way of doing business that fits its leadership’s cause-oriented worldview.  [Continue]

Who Leads Next?

The person best suited to lead a systemically important financial institution would likely fit a complex profile. But what of the community bank and its leadership needs? Should community bank boards be any less prescriptive when creating a profile for a next-generation leader? [Continue]

Trust officer glides easily into leadership development

Jon-Myckle Price got into banking because of a pool. A lifelong swimmer, Price was writing a paper for a college economics class and chose to focus on his local public pool in Logansport, Ind., because it was on the brink of closing. The paper led to a job managing the pool after college, but it was while dropping off a deposit at a local bank that Price decided to apply for a branch manager opening. [Continue]

Young banker ‘makes it happen’ at Upper Midwest bank

Since she began at Peoples Bank Midwest nearly 11 years ago, Megan Willcoxen has seized every opportunity to learn and serve the bank. Today, married and pregnant with her second child, she is a vice president of the $380 million Wisconsin-based bank, directing treasury management services at its Vadnais Heights, Minn., office and providing leadership for its three branches.  [Continue]