Pub. 9 2020 Issue 4

18 50 Years in Banking Recipients Dick King, Southwest National Bank Dick began his banking career at Southwest National Bank in 1970 after graduating from Wichita State University and serving his country in the military. He later went on to graduate from the ABA National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern in Chicago where he received the designation of Certified Trust Financial Advisor. 1970 was a busy year for Dick, as he and his wife, Nancy, were married that September. They will celebrate their 50- year anniversary later this fall. Dick and Nancy have two children, David and Heather. David is the Wichita Market President of Equity Bank, and Heather lives in Dallas working as Director of Company & Franchise Development for Taco Bell. Dick said that his most interesting, challenging, and satisfying time were the years of 1987-1993 when he was asked to be president of Southwest National Bank. The bank was in a difficult place and Dick felt that for the bank to be successful, the ownership needed to be unified. Dick thought he could help to do that so he stepped up to the plate and accepted the position. The ultimate purchase of the bank by Jerry Blue enabled the bank to grow and prosper and to become the highly rated bank that it is today. Dick has remained active in the bank since retirement, serving as a director and as chairman of the Bank’s Trust Audit Committee. Dick Rucker, Home Bank & Trust Dick Rucker began his banking career 50 years ago in April of 1970. After graduating from Friends University in 1970 with a degree in Business Administration, he was hired at Home Bank & Trust Company of Eureka as assistant cashier. Dick went on to become cashier and eventually moved his way up to chairman/CEO. Dick is only the 7th President at Home Bank & Trust since opening their doors in 1904. Dick purchased the bank in 1986 and has seen many changes over the years. Highlights include branch banking with community banks, the change in allowing interest to be paid on deposit accounts (Regulation Q), learning and working through various economic downturns, and collaborating with the many different associates, fellow bankers, and customers. Dick actively supports local businesses, organizations and the school system. He is chairman of the Finance Committee at Friends University, former board member of the State Banking Board and board member of the South-Central Economic Development District, among other community and professional involvements. Dick is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, the American Institute of Banking, the American Bankers Association Commercial Lending School, KBA/NBA Commercial Lending School and the Kansas City Trust School. Allison Grace Named President Andover State Bank announced today that Allison Grace has been named president effective Aug. 3, 2020. This leadership appointment follows Brian Chamberlin’s resignation to pursue other career opportunities. He will also resign as a board director. “We appreciate the hard work and contributions Brian has made during his 10 years of service, the last three as president and CEO,” said Lyndon Wells on behalf of the board of directors. “Brian has allowed the bank to continue to grow and establish quality relationships. We wish him success, and we are fortunate to have someone of Allison Grace’s caliber to lead us forward.” Grace has been on the board of directors at Andover State Bank for 22 years and is the majority shareholder. She is also a bank employee of nearly 20 years, serves on industry association boards and participates in regional peer bank groups. “Allison is a visionary with a proven track record of leadership and customer-focused values,” said Wells. “She has the right operational and communication skills to deliver strong BRIEFLY IN KANSAS BANKING Dick King Doug Wareham, Dick Rucker and Kathy Taylor.