Lead Bank Announces New CEO and Three New Board Members

March 30, 2017

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Lead Bank Announces Joshua Rowland as CEO and Welcomes Three New Board Members

KANSAS CITY, MO (MARCH 2017) Lead Bank has announced the appointment of Joshua Rowland to Chief Executive Officer and has welcomed three new members to their Board of Directors; Christian Arnold, Maureen Mahoney and Ursula Terrasi. Mr. Rowland assumed the title and responsibilities of CEO of Lead Bank effective January 2017 and replaces William Bryant who is now serving as the Chief Financial Officer.

“Lead Bank is poised to attain new heights in community banking and will continue to play a significant role in the development and prosperity of our several communities,” said Sarah Rowland, Chair of the Board of Directors at Lead Bank. Mr. Arnold, Ms. Mahoney and Ms. Terrasi join Andrew Teigen on the Lead Bank Board of Directors. Mr. Teigen is currently the longest serving independent director on the board and is Senior Vice President of Client Development for Hays Companies. For the past 10 years, he has been responsible for the management of key client relationships, which include notable Fortune 500 companies. “Our three new Board members embody the spirit of community and bring immense talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them on our team as we look toward 2017 and beyond,” said Ms. Rowland.

Before founding Clockwork Architecture + Design 12 years ago,  Christian Arnold was a design director in the Boston office for the largest architectural firm in the country. He has managed the design and construction of more than $3 billion in commercial real estate. Mr. Arnold is involved in several national and local not-for-profits, including DIFFA, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, Coldwater Village, River Market Community Improvement District, Boys and Girls Clubs, KVC, Halo Foundation, Operation Breakthrough and Saint Therese.

Maureen Mahoney, currently serving as Chief of Staff to Mayor Mark Holland at the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, is a fourth-generation Wyandotte County resident. She has worked as a lawyer predominately in child welfare as General Counsel for KVC Behavioral Health, and most recently as a Guardian ad Litem representing children in foster care in Wyandotte County before joining Mayor Holland in 2013. She has served as a director on the boards of numerous organizations including Wyandotte Mental Health Center (now Wyandot Inc.), Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System as well as MOCSA, and currently serves as a board member of the Kansas City Area Development Council and a trustee at Pembroke Hill School.

Ursula Terrasi is the owner of Terrasi Living & Scandia Home on the Country Club Plaza. Previously, she has been involved with financial services industry for over 30 years, serving with local, regional and international banks including a member of the Board of Directors for Peoples Savings Bank. Before her move to Kansas City, Ms. Terrasi was Senior Vice-President of Marketing for ABN AMRO Mortgage Group and co-founder of the former Pryor Terrasi & Associates. Among the many professional awards, she has received are Business Woman of Year, The Athena Award, Rising Star of Philanthropy, UCP of Greater Kansas City’s Hats Off To Mothers- Honoree, KC Business Magazine’s List of Most Influential Women and Medical Missions Humanitarian Award.

“It’s with the support of our staff and Board of Directors, that Joshua has resolved to focus the bank’s energies on being the best of all possible community banks,” said Ms. Rowland. “Bill will continue to be involved at the most significant level, on the Board of Directors and as Secretary to Lead Financial Group, where his responsibility as a manager of the affairs of the holding company is increasingly important. And we are excited that three new, diverse, experienced and intelligent professionals have chosen to spend their time and effort on our behalf. Lead Bank is indeed poised for growth.”

About Lead Bank

For more than 85 years, Lead Bank has remained a strong independent commercial bank dedicated to delivering smart financial solutions for business owners, managers and their families and communities. With locations in Garden City, Lee’s Summit and now the Kansas City Crossroads, Lead Bank continues to provide treasury management, lending services, and personal client products. Lead Bank also offers advisory services to companies from bookkeeping to business brokerage services through its division, Lead Business Advisors. The new flagship location in Kansas City’s dynamic KC Crossroads District introduces clients to a new “era of banking”.

For additional information, call (816) 220.8600 or visit www.lead.bank

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