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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Carol Koehn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Vern Wasinger

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

Samantha Shepherd Office Support Assistant Serving BBOK customers since 2016

Impressions Director

Cheryl Warashina

Cheryl Warashina Administrative Assistant Serving BBOK customers since 1993

Insightful Historian

Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams Marketing Coordinator Serving BBOK customers since 2007

Customer Enthusiast

Bank Card

Kennadie Adams

Kennadie Adams Bank Card CSR / Fraud Specialist Serving BBOK customers since 2016

Analytical Tracker

Sherry Beard

Sherry Beard Business Card Coordinator Serving BBOK customers since 2004

Inspired Leader

Abby Cranmer

Abby Cranmer Bank Card CSR / Consumer Card Rep. Serving BBOK customers since 2015

Spark Plug

Lea Gubitz

Lea Gubitz Bank Card Marketing Representative Serving BBOK customers since 2011

Doting Professional

Joy Holden

Joy Holden Settlement/Billing Representative Serving BBOK customers since 2005

Numbers Sage

Sandy Huxman

Sandy Huxman Debit Card Specialist Serving BBOK customers since 2009

Doer Extraordinaire

Shasta Jenkins

Shasta Jenkins Customer Service Representative Serving BBOK customers since 2005

Astute Multitasker

Betty Nguyen

Betty Nguyen Operations Support Lead Serving BBOK customers since 2002

Amateur Life Coach

Paula Snider

Paula Snider Collections Manager Serving BBOK customers since 2002

Lateral Thinker


Ashley Beck

Ashley Beck Accounting Assistant Serving BBOK customers since 2016

Purposeful Ally

Tara Breault

Tara Breault Finance General Associate Serving BBOK customers since 2014

Cheerful Ingenuity

Julie Lyman

Julie Lyman Investments Manager Serving BBOK customers since 2005

Intuitive Champion

Tonya Rolo

Tonya Rolo Fed Funds Specialist Serving BBOK customers since 2005

Level-Headed Multitasker

Ann Sathngam

Ann Sathngam Finance Operations Manager Serving BBOK customers since 1999

Efficiency Seeker


Sharla Cook

Sharla Cook Account Manager Serving BBOK customers since 1998

Organization Fanatic

Ashley L. Smith

Ashley L. Smith Electronic Banking Assistant Serving BBOK customers since 2008

Master Juggler

T.S. Stewart

T.S. Stewart Electronic Banking Assistant Serving BBOK customers since 2006

Composed Troubleshooter

Loan Administration

Dennis Willey

Dennis Willey Loan Document Specialist Serving BBOK customers since 2005

Conscientious Workhorse


Scott Fowler

Scott Fowler Sr. Database Programmer Serving BBOK customers since 2011

Contained Fireball

Steve Madewell

Steve Madewell Security Analyst Serving BBOK customers since 2007

Judicious Comrade

Board of Directors

Robert Beymer

Robert Beymer Chairman/CFO/Senior Trust Officer

The Kearny County Bank


Scott Bird

Scott Bird Chairman / President

KansasLand Bank


Calvin Coady

Calvin Coady President/CEO

Bankers' Bank of Kansas


Dan Coup

Dan Coup President / CEO

First National Bank


Lloyd Culbertson

Lloyd Culbertson President

First National Bank and Trust


Mark Emley

Mark Emley President/CEO

Academy Bank

Overland Park

Mark Keeny

Mark Keeny CEO

Citizens Bank of Kansas


John Lehman

John Lehman President / CEO

The First National Bank of Girard


Barry Linnens

Barry Linnens Chairman of the Board - BBOK

Chairman / President

Cottonwood Valley Bank

Cedar Point

Brad Oakes

Brad Oakes Vice Chairman of the Board - BBOK


FirstOak Bank


Jeannette Richardson

Jeannette Richardson Vice Chairman

Prairie Bank of Kansas


Michael Scheopner

Michael Scheopner President/CEO

Landmark National Bank


Bruce Schriefer

Bruce Schriefer Past President, BBOK - 1996-March 2015

Bankers' Bank of Kansas


Patrick Walden

Patrick Walden President/CEO

Garden Plain State Bank