New President, Scott Crist

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Scott Crist

Scott Crist has been named president of Equity Bank in Higginsville, Mo., based in Equity Bank's Higginsville branch office at 1919 Highway 13..

Crist will oversee commercial lending in the Higginsville area as well as Lafayette County and spanning into central Missouri. He will contribute to overall market strategy and direction for Equity Bank in Central Missouri. Equity Bank will hold an Open House for Scott and Andrew on February 7 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the branch location.

Crist joins Equity Bank after spending 14 years dedicated to commercial lending and community banking in Central Missouri. Recently, he served as a senior vice president and treasury management officer for the bank, and prior to that, spent 10 years as market president of UMB in Warrensburg. Crist also worked as a financial lending and leasing agent for PACCAR, parent company of Peterbilt and Kenworth trucking in Texas and Missouri before entering the banking industry.

Crist is a graduate of SW Oklahoma State University and has been involved in several board and volunteer efforts throughout his career, most recently as past president of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and serving on the boards of the Whiteman Air Force Base Leadership Council and the Johnson County (Missouri) Economic Development Corporation.