National Bank Holdings Corporation Announces Retirement of Tom Metzger and Appointment of New Bank Midwest Market President

Nov 18, 2015, 06:55 ET from National Bank Holdings Corporation

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- National Bank Holdings Corporation (NYSE: NBHC) announced today that Tom Metzger, the Company's Chief of Enterprise Technology & Integration and Market President for the Bank Midwest division, is retiring from the Company as of December 18, 2015. Mr. Metzger will plan to serve as Emeritus Vice Chairman for Bank Midwest through 2016.

Tim Laney, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, said, "We greatly appreciate Tom's contributions to this company as a founding executive, in particular his leadership in our Kansas City market. As a founder, Tom has taken on multiple roles within our company and has been a key contributor in building our foundation for success."

"I have taken great pride as a co-founder of this company and am truly amazed at what we have been able to accomplish in the last five plus years," said Mr. Metzger. "At this stage of the company's life, I believe it is now time for me to move on to the next phase of my life and the opportunities it will bring. I am optimistic about the company's future and look forward to my continued involvement as Emeritus Vice Chairman for Bank Midwest." 

The Company also announced that Whitney Bartelli, the Company's Chief Marketing Officer, will assume the role of Market President for the Bank Midwest division. Tim Laney said, "Whitney brings together the partnership of our various business leaders to serve our greater Kansas City market. Her strong focus on marketing, communications, product development and corporate social responsibility will help ensure that we continue building our culture of delivering consistent common sense solutions for our clients, an excellent work environment for our associates and investing in our communities."

Prior to joining the Company, Whitney led Brand Strategy & Management for the retail division of Bank of America, served in Brand Management and Corporate Partnership leadership roles at Kansas City-based American Century Investments, as well as led business development and account management teams for Kansas City-based agencies, Barkley and Kuhn & Wittenborn Advertising. She has been an active member of the Kansas City community since 1990.

Zsolt Besskó, the Company's Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, will assume leadership of the Company's Enterprise Technology and Project Management departments.

About National Bank Holdings Corporation

National Bank Holdings Corporation is a bank holding company created to build a leading community bank franchise delivering high quality client service and committed to shareholder results. National Bank Holdings Corporation operates a network of 97 banking centers located in Colorado, the greater Kansas City region and Texas. Through the Company's subsidiary, NBH Bank, N.A., it operates under the following brand names: Bank Midwest in Kansas and Missouri, Community Banks of Colorado in Colorado, and Hillcrest Bank in Texas. More information about National Bank Holdings Corporation can be found at

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