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.