Each member of our officer team is a seasoned banker. Our progressive solutions are exemplified by our dedication to putting customers first. We know our community bank partners by name and can sit down with you face-to-face to find solutions for your bank's unique challenges.
Calvin Coady President / CEO Serving BBOK customers since 1998
Resilience is one of Calvin's unique talents, one that has carried him through three decades of financial industry turmoil and triumphs. As one of the youngest of seven kids, Calvin cultivated the fine art of adaptability from an early age. Today, he uses it to coach his work family as they craft solutions for bank customers. Through service on regional and national financial boards and committees, Calvin serves as a voice for Kansas banks across all segments -- ultimately benefiting customers, employees and the banking industry.
Calvin doesn't know a stranger and values his time spent with his wife, Angie, family and friends. Even his solitary motorcycle rides across Kansas become social occasions, often concluding with a meeting of the minds at a Mainstreet watering hole.
Craig Ellis Executive Vice President Serving BBOK customers since 2002
Craig's lending experience spans nearly four decades and numerous specialties. Building successful relationships that have positive results keeps him motivated to do what he does each day. Outside of BBOK he loves to spoil his grandchildren, play golf and start a house project with no intent of finishing it.
Tim Binns Senior Vice President, Senior Lending Officer Serving BBOK customers since 2009
Tim's vast lending experience before BBOK focused on commercial real estate and agribusiness. Tim says he's glad to be working alongside a team of lenders that share the same ethics and values. Tim still believes in Santa Claus, especially the ones he handcarves in his spare time.
Christy Simonsen Senior Vice President Bank Card Manager Serving BBOK customers since 2007
Build a great product and an even better service team. Christy's extensive banking resume is peppered with successes because she lives this philosophy. Her relationship-focused work ethic makes her an advocate for bank customers and employees. She finds solace in the outdoors, playing golf with her husband and kids, or enjoying a motorcycle ride with just the accelerator and wind.
Michael Ray Chief Financial Officer Serving BBOK customers since 1992
Ethical and faithful are two words that epitomize Mike Ray. He interprets and analyzes the financial data at BBOK, collaborating with every department to project performance and secure BBOK's position as a solid investment for Kansas banks. In addition to some pastoral duties outside the bank, Mike spends as much time as possible with his grandchildren, passing down the values he exudes.
Chris Gilbert Chief Information Officer Serving BBOK customers since 1998
Chris has worked his way through nearly every operational area at BBOK. This unique landscape knowledge of the bank, along with his deep understanding of systems integration, gives him perspective to help BBOK operate at its best for its customers. Chris also serves as the go-to functionality guy for his wife's furniture restoration business.
Peg Baldwin Vice President Enterprise Risk Manager Serving BBOK customers since 1997
Peg's assiduous nature keeps her turning the pages of good thriller novels. It also drives her to scrutinize the latest industry regulations. Giving BBOK customers confidence that their correspondent bank is current on compliance, drives Peg to continue studying, asking questions and implementing new procedures.
Lisa Valentine Senior Vice President Product Development Serving BBOK customers since 1998
Lisa excels in research, project management and operations. She's always in exploration mode, testing a new product or technology offering to ensure BBOK remains a leading correspondent partner or simply scouting the nearest hiking or biking trail in Seattle.
Mike Sikes Senior Vice President Lending Serving BBOK customers since 2017
When Mike Sikes reflects on his decades-long banking career, one constant emerges – his desire to help others succeed. He enjoys a good story. Always appreciative of a customer who takes time to discuss their challenges and needs. Likely Mike has faced similar obstacles while serving in top management roles of several Midwestern institutions. He’s always eager to share his experiences and strategies. Mike’s at his best when he’s on the go – visiting customers, chasing a small white ball across 470 yards, careering his grandson, or exploring the newest city where he and his wife, Vicki, are traveling.
Terry Puett Vice President Serving BBOK customers since 2003
Terry has hit the road for more than 30 years traveling to Kansas community banks to listen, discover and connect. Terry believes there is nothing more fun and rewarding than promoting products and services to help his friends accomplish their goals -- except maybe time spent with family at Table Rock Lake.
Mike Norris Vice President Serving BBOK customers since 2014
Social interaction energizes Mike Norris. On any given morning you’ll find him inside a local coffee house, savoring the friendships more than the caffeine. Mike’s entire career has been spent in the banking industry. His desire to build relationships with bankers and link them with solutions to help them prosper makes traveling the state dually rewarding. When he’s home, you’ll find Mike connecting with his wife and kids, fraternizing on the golf course or competing on the tennis court.
Chris Yohe Vice President Lending Serving BBOK customers since 2017
Chris grew up in a small Kansas town where he saw how important the bank was to the community. He set his sights on a career in banking, knowing that his analytical mindset and competitive nature would serve him well on that path. As a financial partner, Chris seeks first to learn about the operations of his customer businesses, and banks. This knowledge, coupled with his diverse lending knowledge, allows Chris to develop the most fitting lending solution.
Chris also engages his competitive side by following and coaching his children’s sports teams. He and his wife Jennifer cherish the time spent being their children’s biggest cheerleaders.
Carol Koehn Vice President Controller Serving BBOK customers since 1995
Since 1995, Carol has helped BBOK customers with their correspondent banking and investment needs. She meticulously deciphers financial and regulatory reporting, and interprets customer's portfolio accounting to ensure accurate reporting information. Discovery is Carol's passion at work, and during her off-time when she's hiking or traveling.
Cathy Gaines Assistant Vice President Credit Administration Officer Serving BBOK customers since 2000
Accurately putting a loan together comes second nature to Cathy who's been in banking for nearly 35 years. Fast-paced and quick on her feet, Cathy can evaluate a lending operations dilemma and resolve it in record time. And she delivers the results with a customer-first attitude and genuine laugh.
Candice Jackson Assistant Vice President Electronic Banking Serving BBOK customers since 2001
Candice has made her way around the BBOK electronic banking department at all levels. She began in the wire room, working with wire transfers and ACH before becoming manager of the department. Candice is the first to fill in the gaps where needed. Spend enough time with Candice and you'll see her quiet demeanor dissolve into a quick wit and instinctive smile.
Grant Paitz Assistant Vice President Information Technology Manager Serving BBOK customers since 2006
Logical. Methodical. Grant is exactly the type of person you want making sure that all technology systems are running smoothly. Progress is Grant's goal when he's at work, training for a triathlon, or simply completing his latest home improvement project. He knows there is always room for enhancement and relentlessly works toward dynamic solutions.
Karen Schultz Assistant Vice President Bank Card Risk Manager Serving BBOK customers since 2008
Karen Schultz has spent the greater portion of her professional career in the credit card industry. From identifying potential risky behaviors to determining credit worthiness, her attention to detail has helped shape a robust portfolio. Her adaptability matters most in an industry evolving daily. A calculated risk-taker, Karen is always weighing potential results of decisions made before taking the leap. Her foresight helps the BBOK credit card department minimize risk, and helps banks maximize portfolio performance. Karen attends to what she values most in her off-time – her family and friends.
Nicki Gray Assistant Vice President Bank Card Operations Manager Serving BBOK customers since 2015
Nicki spent hours as a kid pretending to be the office manager of her dad’s business. But it was a logics class in college, and traits like curiosity and resourcefulness, that ultimately led Nicki to her 20+ year career in management operations. The nuances of improving processes to gain efficiencies excites Nicki. She’s a detail oriented leader with a passion for helping people learn and grow. When she’s not managing BBOK’s bank card operations, she’s handling the logistics of getting her two active children to their numerous extracurricular activities.
Todd Schoenhofer Manager Credit Review Services Serving BBOK customers since 2003
Competitively wired, Todd knows that to play at the top of your game you have to analyze your strengths and weaknesses, address problem areas and craft a winning strategy. He approaches his job in the same manner, ultimately delivering a plan for lending success.
Andrew Smarsh Loan Review Officer Serving BBOK customers since 2017
Andrew’s ingrained fondness for numbers led to the start of his tenured banking career. With his diligent and contemplative demeanor, he correlates a solid analysis to strong lending practices. He uses his analytical skill set to deliver sound, practical advice.
Outside of crunching numbers, Andrew looks forward to “Family Movie Night” every Friday with his wife and children.
Vern Wasinger Consultant and Business Development Serving BBOK customers since 1997
Our industry ambassador, Vern has been a fixture in the banking community for more than 50 years. Vern is a man of many hobbies always admiring classic cars and secluded fishing holes.
Samantha Shepherd Office Support Assistant Serving BBOK customers since 2016
Cheryl Warashina Administrative Assistant Serving BBOK customers since 1993
Amanda Williams Marketing Coordinator Serving BBOK customers since 2007
Kennadie Adams Bank Card CSR / Fraud Specialist Serving BBOK customers since 2016
Sherry Beard Business Card Coordinator Serving BBOK customers since 2004
Abby Cranmer Bank Card CSR / Consumer Card Rep. Serving BBOK customers since 2015
Lea Gubitz Bank Card Marketing Representative Serving BBOK customers since 2011
Joy Holden Settlement/Billing Representative Serving BBOK customers since 2005
Sandy Huxman Debit Card Specialist Serving BBOK customers since 2009
Shasta Jenkins Customer Service Representative Serving BBOK customers since 2005
Betty Nguyen Operations Support Lead Serving BBOK customers since 2002
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Paula Snider Collections Manager Serving BBOK customers since 2002
Ashley Beck Accounting Assistant Serving BBOK customers since 2016
Tara Breault Finance General Associate Serving BBOK customers since 2014
Jesus Garcia Finance Assistant Serving BBOK customers since 2017
Julie Lyman Investments Manager Serving BBOK customers since 2005
Tonya Rolo Fed Funds Administrator Serving BBOK customers since 2005
Ann Sathngam Finance Operations Manager Serving BBOK customers since 1999
Sharla Cook Account Manager Serving BBOK customers since 1998
Lucy Hadley Electronic Banking Assistant Serving BBOK customers since 2017
Ashley L. Smith Electronic Banking Assistant Serving BBOK customers since 2008
T.S. Stewart Electronic Banking Assistant Serving BBOK customers since 2006
Kyler Steadman Credit Analyst Serving BBOK customers since 2017
Dennis Willey Loan Document Specialist Serving BBOK customers since 2005
Connor Detlefsen Desktop Support Technician Serving BBOK customers since 2017
Scott Fowler Sr. Database Programmer Serving BBOK customers since 2011
Steve Madewell Security Analyst Serving BBOK customers since 2007
Board of Directors
Robert Beymer Chairman/CFO/Senior Trust Officer
The Kearny County Bank
Scott Bird President / Chairman
Calvin Coady President/CEO
Bankers' Bank of Kansas
Dan Coup President / CEO
First National Bank of Hope
Lloyd Culbertson President
First National Bank and Trust
Mark Emley Market President
Mark Keeny CEO
Citizens Bank of Kansas
John Lehman President / CEO
The First National Bank of Girard
Barry Linnens Chairman of the Board - BBOK
Chairman / President
Cottonwood Valley Bank
Brad Oakes Vice Chairman of the Board - BBOK
Jeannette Richardson Vice Chairman
Prairie Bank of Kansas
Michael Scheopner President/CEO
Landmark National Bank
Bruce Schriefer Past President, BBOK - 1996-March 2015
Bankers' Bank of Kansas
Patrick Walden President/CEO
Garden Plain State Bank