Equity Bank adds Gilbert to Warrensburg team

Kelly Gilbert

Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer

WARRENSBURG, Missouri (July 29, 2013) – Equity Bank announces the hire of Kelly Gilbert as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer based in its main Warrensburg location of 612 N. Maguire.

Gilbert joined Equity Bank in July, and is responsible for developing and maintaining commercial business relationships in the central Missouri community. She'll also contribute to overall branch strategy and strategic planning for the $1.2-billion bank's offices in Warrensburg at 612 N. Maguire and 1110 S. Mitchell, as well as nearby Knob Noster.

"We couldn't be happier to add a talented banker and dedicated leader like Kelly," said Dana Cass, executive vice president, Equity Bank community markets. "Kelly will be a tremendous asset to the Equity Bank community as well as a resource for customers and colleagues."

A native of Knob Noster, Gilbert joins Equity Bank after spending 7 years with US Bank in Warrensburg as market president. She previously worked for First Community Bank in Warrensburg as commercial lender in 2004. Equity Bank acquired First Community Bank in 2012. Prior to her arrival in Warrensburg, Gilbert spent several years in loan review and commercial lending with First National Bank in Columbia, Mo.

Gilbert earned her M.B.A. and undergraduate degrees from the University of Missouri, and completed the Graduate School of Banking in Baton Rouge, La., in 2002. She currently is a board member for the Johnson County Board of Services, and also the JoCoMo Board of Services Foundation. She is a Rotary Club member in Warrensburg, and also serves on the advisory board for the University of Central Missouri finance department. Gilbert lives in Warrensburg with husband, Barry, and daughter, Abigail, 13.