The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has recently elected bankers from Kansas and Nebraska to leadership roles on its Board of Trustees.
Barry Lockard (left), president and chief executive officer, Cornhusker Bank, Lincoln, Neb., and Lance White (right), president and chief executive officer, Flint Hills Bank, Wamego, Kan., will represent their respective states’ constituents at the school.
“Kansas and Nebraska community banks are consistently some of our strongest supporters,” said GSBC President Tim Koch. “We are excited to have Lance and Barry be their representatives on critical industry issues, and look forward to their contributions.”
Lockard joined Cornhusker Bank in 2006 after serving as a consultant for the bank. Today he serves as president and chief executive officer and is a member of its board of directors. His extensive business experience includes roles at Black and Decker where he helped launch the DeWalt power tool line, and Cincinnati Bell as the Worldwide Account Manager for Microsoft. He started his banking career in the cash management division of the First National Bank of Omaha.
Lockard is a 2009 graduate of GSBC and a past member of the bank management simulation faculty. He succeeds Keith Knudsen, president and chief executive officer, Security Bank, Laurel, Neb., as a Nebraska representative.
White has been with Bank of the Flint Hills—formerly known as First National Bank of Wamego—since 2000 when he returned home from a brief stint with Commerce Bank in Kansas City, Mo. He was named president and chief executive officer in 2009. He currently represents Kansas on the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council.
White is a 2005 graduate of GSBC and earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kansas State University. He succeeds Kirk Bradford, board director, Citizens State Bank, Marysville, Kan., as a Kansas representative.