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Equity Bancshares Inc (EQBK.OQ)

EQBK.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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23 Oct 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brad Elliott

53 2018 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Craig Anderson

60 2020 President

Eric Newell

39 2020 Chief Financial Officer

Gregory Kossover

57 2020 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director

John Blakeney

70 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Brett Reber

60 2018 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Patrick Harbert

46 2003 Executive Vice President and President of Community Markets

Julie Huber

50 2019 Executive Vice President - Strategic Initiatives

Craig Mayo

57 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

Gaylyn McGregor

51 Executive Vice President, Trust and Wealth Management

Mark Parman

59 Executive Vice President and Director of Metro Banking

Tina Call

54 Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Gary Allerheiligen

72 2014 Independent Director

James Berglund

85 2007 Independent Director

Gregory Gaeddert

58 2007 Independent Director

Randee Koger

58 2003 Independent Director

Jerry Maland

70 2016 Independent Director

Shawn Penner

50 2003 Independent Director

Harvey Sorensen

72 2003 Independent Director

John Hanley

2018 Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing

Biographies

Name Description

Brad Elliott

Mr. Brad S. Elliott serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Equity Bank. Before founding the Company in 2002, Mr. Elliott served as Director of Marketing at Koch Industries, Inc., a privately-held multinational corporation. Prior to joining Koch Industries, Inc., he served as a Regional President at Sunflower Bank, a community bank with locations throughout Kansas, Colorado and Missouri. Prior to joining Sunflower Bank, Mr. Elliott was employed in various capacities by Home State Bank and Trust for six years following graduation from McPherson College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management. Mr. Elliott is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He has served on the board of directors for the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce, the Wichita State University Shocker Athletic Scholarship Organization, PCS Advisory Board, Via Christi Health, and the Kansas Bankers Association. Mr. Elliott currently serves on Pentegra’s DC Plan Board of Directors. Mr. Elliott adds financial services experience, especially lending, asset and liability management to the Board, as well as a deep understanding of the Company’s business and operations. Mr. Elliott also brings risk and operations management and strategic planning expertise to the Board, skills that are important as we continue to implement our business strategy and acquire and integrate growth opportunities.

Craig Anderson

Mr. Craig L. Anderson serves as President of the Company. Mr. Anderson joined Equity Bank in 2018 after serving as President of Commercial Banking and leadership roles for more than 30 years, most recently at UMB Financial in Kansas City, Mo. As President, Mr. Anderson will lead all commercial banking and sales efforts throughout Equity's four states, including commercial lending, commercial banking, and Equity's Trust and Wealth Management division, started in 2019.

Eric Newell

Mr. Eric R. Newell serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Newell joins Equity after most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer at United Bank, a subsidiary of United Financial Bancorp, Inc. ("United"), a $7.3 billion community bank headquartered in Hartford, Conn, through completion of United's merger into People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT). Mr. Newell was responsible for the oversight of financial and accounting management, internal and external financial reporting, interest rate risk management, liquidity management, and capital management. Mr. Newell received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Marketing from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and is a chartered financial analyst.

Gregory Kossover

Mr. Gregory H. Kossover serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Director of the Company. Mr. Kossover joined Equity Bank in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer after serving on the Board of Directors of Equity Bancshares, Inc., and was instrumental in Equity's 2015 Initial Public Offering as well as nine business combinations while leading Equity's finance and accounting teams and serving as Executive Vice President. Mr. Kossover will continue with Equity's senior leadership team and continue to serve on Equity's Board of Directors. His new role will include leadership of the operations, credit, information technology, and human resources teams.

John Blakeney

Mr. John M. Blakeney is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Before joining the Company, he was with CoreFirst Bank & Trust where he joined as Chief Information Officer in 2012 and was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer in 2014. Before CoreFirst Bank & Trust, Mr. Blakeney worked as an independent contractor for two years, as Chief Information Officer for Commerce Bank of Kansas City, Missouri for six years, and as Chief Information Officer of the telecommunications company, INFOnxx for five years. He graduated from Union College with an Associate of Science degree in Chemistry and Kean University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Science. Mr. Blakeney is also a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his Master of Business Administration. He is a co-inventor on seventeen technical and business process patents.

Brett Reber

Mr. Brett A. Reber serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, he practiced for 30 years with Wise & Reber, L.C., a full-service commercial and civil law firm in McPherson Kansas, as the firm’s managing member. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors in General Studies Degree and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. Following law school, Mr. Reber served as a law clerk to the United States District Court Judge Thomas R. Brett in the Northern District of Oklahoma. He has been active in bar association activities and has served as the President of the Kansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. He is a Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation and American Bar Foundation, and is a member of the American, Kansas, and Oklahoma bar associations, and the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. Reber is active in state and local community affairs. He is a trustee of the Julia J. Mingenback Foundation and a Director of the McPherson Industrial Development Company.

Patrick Harbert

Mr. Patrick J. Harbert serves as Executive Vice President and President of Community Markets of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Dodge City Market President for Sunflower Bank from June 1998 to August 2003. He graduated from Friends University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, and he is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and the Bank Leaders of Kansas, which is sponsored by the Kansas Bankers Association. Mr. Harbert was elected to the Kansas Bankers Association Board of Directors in 2014 and served a three year term.

Julie Huber

Ms. Julie A. Huber serves as Executive Vice President - Strategic Initiatives of the Company. She joined Equity Bank in 2003 and has served in a variety of leadership roles for Equity Bank over a period of sixteen years, including overseeing our operations, human resources, compliance functions, and sales and training, and has managed the integration process for each community bank we have acquired. Ms. Huber served as President of Signature Bank following our acquisition of Signature Bank in 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Huber most recently served as the executive of Sunflower Bank responsible for the retail, operational, compliance and security functions. Ms. Huber graduated from McPherson College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and History, received her Master of Business Administration from Baker University in 2014 and is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and the Bank Leaders of Kansas. Ms. Huber has previously served as President of the Andover Advantage Foundation in Andover, Kansas and is a Business Plan Advisor with Youth Entrepreneurs.

Craig Mayo

Mr. Craig P. Mayo is Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer of the company. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Investors Community Bank beginning in 2014, overseeing the bank’s overall credit quality and played a key role in helping the bank grow from two branches and $757 million of assets in 2013 to four branches and $1.4 billion of assets in 2017. Prior to joining Investors Community Bank in 2011, Mr. Mayo served as a Vice President and Special Loans Officer with Citizens Bank in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mr. Mayo has spent more than thirty years in the financial industry, including roles in mortgage origination and commercial lending as well as credit analyst, loan review officer, and special assets. Mr. Mayo began his banking career with Northfield Savings Bank in 1984. Mr. Mayo graduated from the Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking in 2016, and the Agricultural Lending School at the School of Banking in Topeka, Kansas, and he is an alumnus of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.

Gaylyn McGregor

Ms. Gaylyn K. McGregor is Executive Vice President, Trust and Wealth Management of the company. She overseeing the vision and execution of the investment, fiduciary, financial planning and private banking sectors of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, she held a similar role for Commerce Trust Company in its Kansas region. As an accomplished relationship manager and financial professional, Ms. McGregor has also served on several community boards and committees, including the Wichita Zoological Society, Junior League of Wichita, Mark Arts, Habitat for Humanity, Music Theater of Wichita and the American Heart Association. Ms. McGregor graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

Mark Parman

Mr. Mark C. Parman serves as Executive Vice President and Director of Metro Banking of the Company. He joined the Company in 2012, following our merger with First Community Bancshares, Inc. He first served in a leadership role in the Special Assets department then transitioned into a Market President position overseeing our Kansas City market. In 2019, Mr. Parman took on the added responsibility of overseeing the Company’s growing metro market footprint. Including his time with the Company, Mr. Parman has forty years of experience in the banking industry, including many leadership positions. Mr. Parman is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Tina Call

Ms. Tina M. Call serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of the Company. She previously served as Market President of Equity Bank’s Southwest Region. Prior to joining Equity Bank, Tina served as President and CEO of First National Bank of Liberal and was a member of its board of directors for both the bank and holding company. As a member of the board of First National Bank of Liberal, Ms. Call served on the Audit and Credit Committees. Ms. Call is an alumnus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Gary Allerheiligen

Mr. Gary C. Allerheiligen serves as Independent Director of the Company. He was a partner at Grant Thornton LLP from 1987 to his retirement in 2010, where he most recently served as a managing partner. Mr. Allerheiligen is a certified public accountant and is a past Chairman of the Board of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (“KSCPA”) and has served as the KSCPA’s elected member to the governing council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has also served many civic and nonprofit organizations in various board and leadership roles. Mr. Allerheiligen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Emporia State University. Mr. Allerheiligen’s experience and qualifications provide sound leadership to the board of Directors. In addition, as a certified public accountant, Mr. Allerheiligen brings extensive accounting, management, strategic planning and financial skills important to the oversight of our financial reporting, enterprise and operational risk management.

James Berglund

Mr. James L. Berglund serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has worked for Sunflower Bank for thirty-five (35) years, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer for twenty of those years. Since his retirement from Sunflower Bank in 2005, Mr. Berglund has served as lending consultant and on the board of directors of the State Bank of Osborne, Kansas. Mr. Berglund holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas. Mr. Berglund’s extensive banking experience and knowledge of the Kansas banking industry qualify him to serve on our Board.

Gregory Gaeddert

Mr. Gregory L. Gaeddert serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Managing Partner of B12 Capital Partners, LLC since 2006. Prior to co-founding B12 Capital Partners, LLC in 2006, Mr. Gaeddert was employed in various capacities by Commerce Bancshares, Inc. and its affiliates, including serving as Kansas City officer manager for its private equity arm, Capital For Business, Inc. He also served in various management roles for Commerce Bank in Wichita and Kansas City, including serving as Executive Vice President and Commercial Group Manager, Executive Committee and Senior Loan Committee member for the Wichita Bank. Mr. Gaeddert currently serves on the board of directors of Great Plains Ventures, Inc., IBT Industrial Solutions and several of B12 Capital Partners’ portfolio companies. Mr. Gaeddert graduated from Bethel College with a degree in Economics and Business Administration and he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Kansas. His experience and qualifications provide sound leadership to the Board. In addition, Mr. Gaeddert brings strong investment, accounting and financial skills important to the oversight of our financial reporting, enterprise and operational risk management.

Randee Koger

Ms. Randee Renee Koger serves as Independent Director of the Company. She is currently a partner with the law firm of Wise & Reber, L.C. where she has practiced since 1991. Ms. Koger is a certified public accountant (currently inactive) and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa College of Law. She serves and has served on numerous civic and charitable boards and is the past president of the Tax Section of the Kansas Bar Association, the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and United Way of McPherson County. Currently, she is serving on the McPherson College Board of Trustees as well as the Kansas Bar Association of Trustees. Ms. Koger brings legal, accounting and tax experience to the Board, providing oversight to our financial reporting, enterprise and operational risk management.

Jerry Maland

Mr. Jerry P. Maland is Independent Director of the Company. He was appointed to the Company’s Board upon the closing of the merger of the Company and Community First Bancshares, Inc. Mr. Maland served as a director of Community First Bancshares, Inc. following its formation in 1997, and served as Chairman of the board for both Community First Bank and Community First Bancshares, Inc. Mr. Maland is the former owner of McDonald’s restaurants in Harrison, Berryville, and Eureka Springs. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Security Bank and First Commercial Corporation from 1984 until forming Community First Bank in 1997. Mr. Maland is a 1972 graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. A resident of Harrison, Arkansas for more than thirty-six (36) years, Mr. Maland has been active in the Harrison community and has served on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, the City Advertising and Promotion Committee, the Harrison Parks and Recreation Commission, Boone County United Way, Boone County Special Services, American Legion Baseball and Consolidated Youth.

Shawn Penner

Mr. Shawn D. Penner serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is the owner of Shamrock Development, LLC, a real estate development firm, which he founded in 1997. He also serves as a director of First Federal of Olathe Bancorp, Inc., First Federal Savings and Loan Bank, and GPV, Inc. From 1993 to 1994, Mr. Penner worked as a national bank examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Mr. Penner graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration degrees. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Wichita State University Alumni Association. Mr. Penner brings experience as an executive and local knowledge of our markets as well as bank regulatory and investment experience to the Board.

Harvey Sorensen

Mr. Harvey R. Sorensen serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been a partner of Foulston Siefkin LLP, Kansas’s largest law firm, since 1978. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, venture capital investments and tax matters. Mr. Sorensen is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law, the Boston University Graduate School of Management and Beloit College. He is active in a variety of civic and charitable organizations and formerly served as Chairman of The Orpheum Theatre Board of Directors. Mr. Sorensen provides the Board with mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance experience in addition to his active involvement in many professional, civic and charitable organizations.

John Hanley

Mr. John Hanley serves as Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing of the Company. He joined Equity Bank in 2012, and oversees all marketing, advertising, communication, brand management, and product development strategy as well as public relations and investor relations for the company. Hanley has more than 12 years of banking experience, serving as marketing manager for Kansas-based Sunflower Bank from 2004 through 2011, and one year as product manager for the AAFP in Leawood, Kansas. Hanley earned his Certified Financial Marketing Professional designation in 2014. He began his career as a writer and editor with The News-Times in Danbury, Connecticut. Hanley is a graduate of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, and attended the University of Iowa College of Law.