New Team Members Means Better Banking Experience

Apr 27, 2015

CONTACT: Melissa Beltrame, Marketing Director
Jenny Kincaid, SocialWrx PR
(816) 550.4382 /

(Kansas City, MO April 2015) Lead Bank, an 86-year-old, locally-owned financial institution, dedicated to the needs of small businesses and their families, continues to provide the highest level of sophistication to its clients by hiring exceptional people with creditable experience and knowledge. As an ongoing effort to deliver a broad range of financial products and services, Lead Bank again hired new team members, including a Chief Risk Officer/BSA Officer, Assistant Vice President/Operations Application Specialist and a Director of Financial Services for the Lead Business Advisors team. 

Christine Halla, the newly appointed Chief Risk Officer/BSA Officer, has more than twenty years of Compliance, Risk Management and BSA experience. Building on the excellence of the current Compliance Program, Christine will assist team members with new market demands and help Lead Bank bolster its enterprise risk management practices. Previously, Christine was with North American Savings Bank as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer.

As an ongoing effort to deliver a broad range of financial products and services to Lead Bank clients, Jacque Fredrickson, Assistant Vice President/Operations Application Specialist, will oversee the implementation, training and utilization of recently adopted software applications. Jacque is charged with implementing a full array of technological solutions for improved client experience and operational efficiency for the Bank. Jacque comes to us from Community Bank of Pleasant Hill. 

Terry McMahon, a licensed CPA, focusing on operational and financial accounting, will serve as Lead Business Advisors new Director of Financial Services. Terry works with clients who are in need of financial management to assist in decision making, cash flow analysis, forecasting and financial due diligence for debt/equity investments. Terry has also assumed controller and tax support duties for four different corporate entities and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Terry was born and raised in Kansas City and has both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Kansas University.

Lead Bank is making many investments, such as technology, physical locations, and products in addition to personnel and staffing. Josh Rowland, Vice Chairman says, “We believe in redefining how banking is being done and hiring the right people is key. With multiple levels of knowledge and experience found in our staff, and the many financial tools and services Lead Bank offers, we’re able to strengthen our ability to provide integrated banking solutions perfect for a wide range of clients.”

For more than 85 years, Lead Bank has remained a strong independent commercial bank dedicated to delivering smart financial solutions for business owners, managers and their families and communities.With two Missouri locations in Garden City and Lee’s Summit, Lead Bank provides treasury management, lending services, and personal client products. Lead Bank also offers advisory services to companies from book keeping to business brokerage services through its division, Lead Business Advisors. For additional information about Lead Bank, call (816) 220.8600 or visit

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