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Jane Deterding Named Chairman of Citizens Bank of Kansas

The Board of Directors of Citizens Bank of Kansas has elected Jane Deterding to serve as Chairman of the Board.  She replaces her mother, Shirley Deterding, who stepped down, but will continue to serve on the Board as Chairman Emeritus.  Shirley Deterding became Chairman in 2004 after the death of her husband, Max Deterding.

“This change is part of our family succession planning,” said Shirley Deterding.  “Our customers can rest assured they will continue to receive the excellent customer service that is our trademark.  Our Bank is in good hands with my daughter as Chairman and my son-in-law, Mark Keeny, as CEO,” said the outgoing Chairman. 

Jane Deterding is a graduate of Wichita State University Business School and received a law degree from the University of Kansas.  After a decade of private practice in business and commercial law, she joined the Bank full-time in 2001 as the Bank’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President.  She lives with her husband, Brent Lehner, in western Sedgwick County.

Mark Keeny is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Graduate School of Banking.  He joined the Bank in 1993 after five years as a bank examiner for the Office of the State Banking Commissioner.  Keeny became President of the Bank in 2002 and CEO in 2009.  He and his wife, Amy Deterding Keeny, live in Kingman.

In other actions, the Board named six executive officers, some with newly-defined roles within the Bank:  Mark Keeny, Chief Executive Officer;  Jane Deterding, Chief Strategic/Marketing Officer;  Dennis Knackstedt, President/Chief Financial Officer;  Corey Minor, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer;  Corey Krehbiel, Senior Vice President/Chief Loan Officer;  Brian Gentry, Chief Technology Officer

The Bank also announced three promotions:  Cher McLachlan promoted to Senior Retail Manager; Koreen Bartel promoted to Retail Manager; and Robin Krehbiel promoted to Retail Manager.

Citizens Bank of Kansas, N.A., which has banking facilities throughout south central Kansas, has a strong tradition of community service.  The Bank takes pride in being the family-owned neighborhood bank for its customers for four generations.