January 29, 2021
The Bennington State Bank (BSB), a leading independent community bank in Central Kansas, today announced the promotion of several key leaders. The strategic appointments will play a key role in supporting the company’s expansion, growth and goals.
The Board of Directors unanimously elected Darren Gragg to succeed Burke Matthews as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bennington State Bank (BSB), effective January 31, 2021. Matthews will continue as President Emeritus for the next several years.
Burke Matthews, President Emeritus, Bennington State Bank
“Darren (Gragg) brings the skills and experience to deliver the leadership that is needed today, while building and preparing for tomorrow,” said Matthews.
Commenting on his appointment, Gragg said, “It is an honor to assume the role as President and CEO at BSB. Working alongside the most talented and committed team of bankers to serve our communities and customers is a privilege.”
Darren Gragg, President/CEO, Bennington State Bank
The Bennington State Bank is excited to announce the promotions of several team members. “These promotions reflect our company’s commitment and tradition of excellence,” said Gragg. “We have built a high performing team and want to recognize these individuals for their leadership and contributions.”
Kory Tinkler, Executive Vice President, Bennington State Bank
Kory Tinkler, Executive Vice President, has been promoted to role of Chief Credit Officer. Tinkler will be responsible for the overall management of the bank’s loan portfolio, providing support and direction to lending staff as well as overseeing strategies for managing the bank’s lending portfolio.
Brett Mitchell, Executive Vice President, Bennington State Bank
Brett Mitchell has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer. Mitchell will be responsible for contributing to the strategic planning and direction of the bank, overseeing customer relationship growth and implementing annual goals and objectives.