Lead Bank Brings Top Talent to the Kansas City Crossroads

Sep 28, 2015

CONTACT: Melissa Beltrame, Marketing Director
Jenny Kincaid, Socialworx PR
(816) 550.4382 / jenny@socialwrx.com 

Kansas City, MO (September 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. This trend will continue as they open their new Kansas City Crossroads location in early October. Lead Bank has hired several new team members, including a Market President, two Universal Bankers, and an Assistant Vice President–Branch Manager. 

Debbie Swearingen, a certified Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA), joins the Crossroads location as Kansas City Market President. Debbie has more than twenty years of banking experience and holds a BGS in Business Communication from the University of Kansas. In her new role, she will ensure operational efficiency within the strategic plan, and foster community relationships between the bank, businesses and civic organizations. 

Brad Langkamp, the newly appointed Assistant Vice President–Branch Manager, will manage team performance and maintain a culture of sales, service and risk management, initiate and open new accounts and facilitate credit discussions. Previously, Brad was with Bank of America where he worked for more than nine years, most recently as an Assistant Vice President–Financial Center Manager.

Patrick Unrein and Pablo Berrio join Lead Bank Crossroads as Universal Bankers, a comprehensive position trained across all departments that helps them assist clients in treasury, lending, and advisory, surpassing the traditional teller tasks. Patrick has come to Lead Bank from Kaw Valley Bank in Topeka and Pablo joins the team from Commerce Bank with more than three years experience. With the opening of the Crossroads location, each team member will have completed a signature Lead Bank training program, the “Banker in Training” Program. In line with Lead Bank’s goal to provide its clients the smartest and most efficient banking experience, the “Banker in Training” program will give Lead Bankers expertise in front-line responsibilities, treasury, lending, and advisory services.

“At Lead Bank, we believe our team should be experts in banking from opening new accounts to credit questions to strategic advisory. Our Bankers are trained to be experts in all aspects of banking. Because there is such a need for personalized, comprehensive banking services, everyone has to step out of their comfort zone to learn new skills. Our clients deserve bankers who know banking,” says Josh Rowland, Vice Chairman of Lead Bank. 

About Lead Bank

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 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 bookkeeping to business brokerage services through its division, Lead Business Advisors. For additional information about Lead Bank, call (816) 220.8600 or visit http://www.leadbankonline.com

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