Equity Bank names Huber as Chief Credit Officer, adds Mayans as Chief Risk Officer

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Rolando Mayans

EVP, Chief Risk Officer

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Julie Huber

EVP, Chief Credit Officer

WICHITA, Kansas (June 5, 2013) – A longtime Equity Bank leader shifts into a new role, while a previous Equity Bank officer returns to the leadership team.

Equity Bank is pleased to name Julie Huber as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Huber has been a key member of Equity Bank's senior leadership staff for the past 11 years, most recently in the role of Chief Risk Officer, but also leadership positions in charge of operations, human resources, compliance, sales and training.

Rejoining the $1.2-billion, Wichita-based bank is Rolando Mayans, as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. Mayans previously worked as Chief Credit Officer of Equity Bank from 2005-2009.

"Julie's leadership and spirit has been essential for us for the past 11 years, and she's been instrumental in our growth and development. She'll do a great job leading our credit administration team," said Brad Elliott, President and CEO of Equity Bank. "We're also thrilled to have a leader with the expertise, experience and knowledge of Rolando returning. It's a great day for Equity Bank."

Huber will serve as a resource for Equity's 50-plus lending professionals in branch offices throughout Missouri and Kansas. Huber will manage lending functions, ranging from commercial to mortgage and consumer loans. Huber joined Equity Bank in Andover, Kansas, in 2003. During her tenure, she has served as Chief Operating Officer, Compliance Officer, Risk Officer, and continues to play an important role in the bank's strategic management and overall leadership. Huber graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in 2006 and the Bank Leaders of Kansas in 2012, and was a Wichita Business Journal "40 Under 40" honoree in 2008. She is active in numerous causes within the Wichita and Andover communities, including the Kansas Jumpstart Coalition, Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas and the Andover Advantage Foundation. Huber is a graduate of McPherson College.

Mayans will be responsible for company-wide risk management and compliance, overseeing loan review, audit, and compliance functions as well as acquisition due diligence. He previously served as Senior Lending Officer for First National Bank of Hutchinson following his tenure as Chief Credit Officer for Equity Bank from 2005 through 2009. Mayans will begin duties for Equity Bank on June 24.

Equity Bank also announced the departure of Drayton Alldritt, president of Equity Bancshares, Inc., the holding company of Equity Bank. Alldritt resigned after six years with Equity Bank to accept a similar business development position with another institution in Wichita.