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Kansas City bank reshuffles upper management

Commerce Bank of Kansas City, Mo., is rearranging its upper management in the wake of its vice chairman’s retirement.

Jonathan M. Kemper will transition from his role on July 31, but will remain involved through the $24.6 billion Commerce Bancshares board of directors and Commerce Bank of Kansas City advisory board and as an additional resource for customer relationships.

Kevin Barth
Kevin Barth
Rob Bratcher
Rob Bratcher

Kevin Barth will become chairman and CEO of Commerce Bank of Kansas City. He will continue as head of Commerce’s commercial line of business and retain his title as executive vice president for Commerce Bancshares and member of its executive management committee.

Rob Bratcher will be promoted to president of Commerce Bank of Kansas City and will lead the commercial banking division in Kansas City. He will continue to lead the bank’s healthcare specialty group.

Nick Warren will be promoted to president of regional banking for Commerce and lead the business development efforts for the bank’s western regional markets. He will continue to coordinate agribusiness and food processing banking efforts for the commercial line of business.

Tom Harmon will be promoted to president of Commerce Bank of St. Louis, reporting to Bob Holmes, Chairman and CEO of Commerce Bank of St. Louis, and will continue to lead the commercial division in that market. He came to Commerce two years ago and brought with him more than 20 years of experience in commercial banking in the St. Louis market.

“I have been honored to work with each of these individuals throughout my career, and fully expect them to support our customers, communities and the continued success and growth of Commerce,” Kemper said.

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