With 37 years of banking experience, Jeff offers a well-rounded background in all areas of banking. Jeff has helped commercial businesses of all types, from manufacturers and oil distributors to farmers, livestock producers and agri-businesses. He focuses on all the aspects of helping a business be more successful by providing solutions and strategic advice.
BS, Agriculture Economics, Kansas State University
Ag Banking School, Kansas Bankers Association
Jeff has always been very active in the communities he serves, including youth sports, civic organizations, Chambers of Commerce, Development Corporations, and other community organizations and events. In Manhattan, he is a member of the Leadership Committee for Big Lakes Developmental Center, Inc., a member of the Board of Directors for the Guardians, an organization that helps people in need; a Trustee for the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation; a member of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, and a member of the Advantage Manhattan Campaign Operations Committee.
I entered banking in 1981 after being a business owner myself. Banking was a natural fit for both my Ag Econ degree and the business experience I had gained since college. Being a person who has been on the other side of the desk helps give me a better perspective. When Landmark National Bank was created in 2001 through a merger of two organizations, I had a chance to go to work for an organization that was going to be different in a very positive way from other banks. Landmark had a plan to grow and expand its ability to help clients be successful, while continuing to be a community bank that cared about clients and their needs on a personal basis. Being able to help our clients and my fellow associates be successful is why I am a banker and is what inspires me each and every day.