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Board of Directors

Patrick R. Gideon, President and Chief Executive Officer

Patrick R. Gideon, President Patrick joined Silver Lake Bank in 1980 following his graduation from Kansas University with a degree in Business Administration and Finance. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1981 and was elected President in 1987. During his career with SLB, Patrick has held various positions from teller to putting together complex lending transactions.

Brent D. Boles

Brent D. BolesBorn and raised in Kansas, Brent graduated from Topeka West High School and attended Washburn University. After leaving Washburn University moved to the West Coast and worked for Viking Freight System in Silicon Valley. Boles returned to Topeka to become a sales representative, and within two years the general manager of Schendel Pest Services, he bought the business in 2002 and grew it significantly. After selling the company in 2012, Brent kept the Schendel brand alive when he partnered with the owners of a landscape company and renamed it Schendel Lawn and Landscape.

Brent has been involved in commercial real estate development for years. He has also been with the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce. For the past six years Brent has served on the board of directors and spent two years as board chair though he is best known for investing in businesses that invest in people to create fun and memorable experiences in several industries. He joined the Silver Lake Bank board in 2022.

He and his wife have two adult daughters.

Austin R. Gideon

Austin R. GideonAustin Gideon is a Principal at Five Elms Capital, a private equity firm that invests in and acquires growth-stage software companies outside of Silicon Valley. He sits on the firm’s Investment Committee and serves on a number of boards of directors for Five Elms' investments.

Prior to joining Five Elms more than 7 years ago, Austin was an investor at The Stephens Group, a mid-market private equity firm, and an investment banker with Harris Williams’ Technology M&A Group. At both, he was responsible for analyzing and executing mergers and acquisitions across a diverse range of businesses within the technology, healthcare, and consumer sectors.

Austin is an owner and Board Member at Silver Lake Bank. Austin holds a B.S.C. in Accounting and Business Administration from Washington and Lee University.

Austin and his family reside in the Kansas City area.

CJ Gideon, Jr.

CJ Gideon, Jr.CJ is a native Kansan who followed in his father’s footsteps in the field of law. He is an attorney with Gideon Essary Tardio + Carter PLC in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the eldest of Clarence and Theda’s three children.

C.J. has been representing health care providers in professional negligence matters, peer review matters, and other litigation for 45 years since his graduation from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1978. He completed his undergraduate work at Duke University, graduating with honors with a degree in economics.

He has litigated cases for health care providers in virtually every arena, from administrative tribunals to state and federal courts, and has tried more than 200 cases to conclusion. CJ regularly represents health care companies, hospitals, and physicians in Tennessee and other states in professional liability actions. He also regularly represents hospitals and physicians in peer review matters, in Tennessee, Florida, and in other states.

Numerous publications have recognized Mr. Gideon for achievements in his field, including Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers, Tennessee Business Journal, and Chambers USA.

He has been a member of the Silver Lake Bank board since 2001. He and his wife Cecile reside in Nashville and are the parents of four adult children.

Nicholas J. Gideon

Nicholas J. GideonNicholas J. Gideon joined Silver Lake Bank in 2016 as a lender at the newly opened Lawrence branch after graduating from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. There, he received a degree in Economics and played collegiate soccer. Nick grew up in Topeka, Kansas spending most of his time on the soccer field. Sports have always been a huge part of Nick’s life and it continues today.

You can find Nick watching the Chiefs on Sunday or Monday, cheering on the Jayhawk basketball team, or looking for his ball in the rough on the local golf course. Nick is also an outdoorsman. He enjoys hunting or snowboarding the back-country slopes in Colorado.

If there is one thing to understand about Nick, his greatest fulfillment comes from spending time with family and friends. Nick, wife Tori and children reside in Lawrence.

Nick joined the Silver Lake Bank board in 2021. He was appointed Lawrence Market President in 2021.

Scott D. Hamilton, DDS MSD

Scott D. Hamilton, DDS MSDA native of Topeka, Kansas, “Dr. Scott” received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry and earned his master’s degree in dentistry while completing his orthodontic residency at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Hamilton is a partner at Hamilton, Wilson & Hendrickson Orthodontics.

In addition to his full-time orthodontic practice, Dr. Scott has published numerous research articles, is on staff as a clinical instructor in the orthodontic department at the UMKC School of Dentistry and is a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists, the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Scott is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Scott is a Topeka resident and joined the Silver Lake Bank board in 2002. He and his wife Mary are the parents of three adult children.

Scott B. Hunsicker

Scott B. HunsickerA lifelong resident of Topeka, Scott is the owner and president of Kansas Financial Resources. Scott began his career as a life and financial services professional in 1983. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, as well as an investment advisor representative.

Scott is a graduate of The American College of Financial Services. He developed an affinity for small business at an early age observing his grandfather own and operate McElroy’s, a plumbing, heating, and air conditioning company.

Scott has been active in the 20/30 Club and on the board of directors for Go Topeka. He joined the Silver Lake Bank board in 2022. He and his wife have two adult children.

William H. Jones

William H. JonesBill Jones, raised in Michigan, but a longtime resident and business owner in Topeka joined the Silver Lake Bank board in 1981.

Bill, who studied at Oakland College in Michigan prior to joining the Air Force. He was stationed in California, then served in Vietnam as well as Forbes Air Force Base where he specialized in airborne electronics. He started and owns Cytek Media Systems based in Topeka. Cytek is a Video and Audio-Visual Equipment business with a focus on IT. It has been in business for more than 35 years.

In 2009, the City of Topeka presented him with the Champion of Character Award based on its Character and Safe Streets initiative. He was nominated for demonstrating charity, giving, determination and generosity for his donation of security equipment at a Topeka downtown non-profit business following thefts and vandalism there.

Bill is an avid K-State football fan and enjoys tailgating with family and friends in his RV. He and his wife have four adult children and ten grandchildren.

Kerry J. Martin

Kerry J. MartinKerry has been with the bank since 1989. She graduated from Kansas University with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration, then was an FDIC Bank Examiner for 4½ years before joining the bank. Her responsibilities include regulatory compliance, internal audit oversight and overall management of the organization.

She joined the Silver Lake Bank board in 1993.

When not at the bank, Kerry enjoys spending time with her family, particularly outside and with water involved. An animal lover, she supports many local organizations that care for animals as well as volunteers for The Cat Association of Topeka. Kerry and her husband have four adult children and reside in Wakarusa.

Marvin G. Spees

Marvin G. SpeesMarvin was born and raised in Topeka, KS. He graduated from Topeka High School and John Brown University with a degree in General Business.

In 1985 Marvin purchased Capital City Oil (CCO) from his father and his partner. CCO is a full-line petroleum distribution company catering to commercial, industrial, and agriculture customers from Kansas City to Salina. Marvin’s hobbies include golf, snow skiing, bicycling, running, and tinkering with old cars. In addition to being a Board member at SLB, Marvin also serves on the John Brown University Board of Trustees, Go Topeka Board, and the board of the state association for petroleum marketers. He is often the auctioneer for several local charity events.

He has two adult children and one grandson.