KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank Midwest, N.A. today announced the appointment of Kansas City banking veteran, Kevin Kramer to the Bank Midwest and Hillcrest Bank management teams. Kramer joins the two banks as executive vice president of commercial banking after serving as senior vice president and director of commercial strategy at UMB Financial Corporation, subsidiaries of the holding company and the lead bank, UMB Bank, n.a. This latest hire strengthens the executive team as Bank Midwest continues its momentum toward building its market position in Kansas City.
"Bank Midwest couldn't be more thrilled to have Kevin join our team. We look forward to leveraging Kevin's experience and strong ties to the community to help us grow our business, strengthen our customer relationships, and expand the products and services we provide. Kevin is a highly-respected banker with an impressive track record of success," said Tom Metzger, president and chief executive officer of Bank Midwest.
In his new role at Bank Midwest and Hillcrest Bank, Kramer will be responsible for commercial banking, including business development and client relationship management. He will maintain his role following the eventual merger of these two banks owned by National Bank Holdings Corp. (NBH). At UMB, Kramer was responsible for oversight of commercial strategy and customer acquisition across all business client segments, and during his 15 year tenure, he held various senior roles in commercial banking, enterprise sales and business development. Kramer brings significant experience to Bank Midwest and Hillcrest Bank in the areas of business development and customer relationship management.
A long-time Kansas City resident, Kramer is a proven leader in professional, community and civic roles. He has held numerous board and leadership positions with community organizations, including Union Station, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Catholic Charities, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Program, and Benedictine College. He is an alumnus of Ingram's Forty Under 40 and Centurion of the Year. Kramer graduated from Benedictine College with business administration and finance degrees.
"I'm particularly excited about joining an outstanding group of seasoned bankers who are focused on building the premier banking experience in our area. I look forward to helping lead a company that is committed to corporate citizenship in Kansas City through dedicated investment in our business and community partners," said Kramer.
Kramer will be based at Bank Midwest's corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. He resides in the Kansas City area with his wife and two daughters.
About Bank Midwest, N.A.
Bank Midwest is a leading community banking franchise headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. Providing a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to meet the needs of commercial, consumer and small business customers, Bank Midwest serves customers through its 38 banking centers in Missouri and Kansas. Bank Midwest is owned by NBH Holdings Corp., a well capitalized bank holding company that can fully support Bank Midwest's future growth. For more information on Bank Midwest, go to www.bankmw.com.
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