Officers & Directors of Silver Lake Bank
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Senior Management, Loan Officers and Branch Managers
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.
Kerry 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 Human Resources and Regulatory Compliance issues. She is a member of the Board of Directors.
Eric graduated from Washburn University with a degree in Finance and was employed with local organizations before joining the bank in 2000 as the Assistant Controller. He was promoted to Controller in 2001 and CFO in 2014. Eric has overall responsibility for the financial records of the bank and is a member of the Asset Liability Committee.
Brice joined the bank in 1993 as an accounting clerk. During his tenure with the bank, he has served in many capacities including Accounting Supervisor, Branch Manager of Jayhawk, Data Processing Manager and his most recent position is Information Technology Manager. Brice is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a degree in Accounting.
Kay is a graduate of Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas and has been employed by the bank since 2001. Prior to joining Silver Lake Bank, she served in various positions with other local financial institutions. Her main focus is deposit operations and marketing. Kay is involved in sales efforts bank-wide as well as serving on the Asset Liability Committee.
Don R. Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Loan Officer
Don joined the bank in 1991 as a Loan Officer. Don is able to assist customers with all types of loan requests, but his area of expertise is Agricultural Lending. Don graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Finance. He was employed by the Federal Land Bank and Farm Credit before joining SLB. Don maintains an office in our original in Silver Lake.
Connie graduated from Topeka West High School and Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration, followed by Washburn University for Human Resources. She joined the bank in 2019. Connie has over 34 years of Human Resources experience including time spent in banking, insurance & investments and the funeral service industries.
Matthew L. Clarke, Vice President, Loan Officer
Matthew joined the bank on a part-time basis in early 2009 while attending Kansas State University. Upon graduation, he became a full-time Credit Analyst. He was promoted to Loan Officer in early 2010. Matthew is able to assist customers with all types of loan requests. He is located at the Main Office in North Topeka.
Prior to joining the bank in 2006, Roberta (Bert) had spent over 30 years in the financial services field. Bert is a graduate of Holton High School and has spent her entire career in Topeka. She is able to work with customers on filling both deposit and loan needs and has overall responsibility for the customer IRA accounts maintained by the bank.
C. Scott Hughes, Vice President, Loan Officer
Scott graduated from Central Missouri State University with a degree in Business Administration. Located at our Southwest Office, his expertise is in Small Business Lending and Real Estate Investment property transactions but can assist customers with all types of loan requests.
Shane joined the bank in 2008 after spending three years at a local financial institution serving in various operational capacities. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a BS in Business Administration. Shane is responsible for online banking services and works with our high school student banks
Nicholas joined the bank in 2016. He graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee Tennessee with a degree in Economics. Nicholas is a lender and business development officer based in our Lawrence location.
Kelli joined the bank in 2013 after spending five years in the banking industry serving in various capacities and roles. She is a graduate of Kansas State University with a BS in Business Administration. Kelli is located at the Main office in North Topeka where she is involved with portfolio and risk management as well as consumer and commercial lending.
Cole E. Sjeklocha, Loan Officer
Cole joined the bank as an intern in 2015 and continued on a part-time basis until he graduated from Kansas State University in 2016, with a degree in Business Administration. Cole is a Loan Officer at our Silver Lake Branch, where he assists customers with Agricultural, Commercial, and Consumer Loan needs.
Kim is a Topeka native and Seaman High School graduate. She has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Allen County Community College. Kim managed a local business for 5 years before joining the bank in 2016 as a Customer Service Representative. In 2018, Kim was promoted to Branch Manager at our Southwest location and oversees Health Savings Accounts.
Lucas joined the bank in 2015 as a Customer Service Representative. He has been a Silver Lake native since his early childhood. He graduated from Washburn University in 2013 with an Associates of Science with an Emphasis in Design Technology.
Tori is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Liberal Arts. She joined the bank in 2016 as a Customer Service Representative at our Lawrence office. Prior to working at SLB, she spent three years at another financial institution. Tori is a Topeka native and a Seaman High School graduate.
Emily Wieland joined Silver Lake Bank in 2018 after working at other financial institutions for 7 years. Prior to this, Emily established her work ethic at a young age by growing up working for her parents in their family-owned business.
Lexee joined Silver Lake Bank in 2019. She is a 2007 graduate of Wichita State University. Lexee has worked in Business Development in the Lawrence area for the past 4 years. Her main focus is developing prospective banking relationships for the Bank in northeast Kansas. Lexee is based out of our Lawrence location.
Officers not pictured
- Christa J. Manning, Vice President
- Staci A. Bray, Vice President
- Cindy M. Lawson, Vice President
- Judy A. Hafner, Assistant Vice President
- Lainie R. McPherson, Assistant Vice President
- Ryan M. Geist, Assistant Vice President
Helen R. Crow
Austin R. Gideon
Dr. Scott D. Hamilton
William H. Jones
Marvin G. Spees
- C. J. Gideon, Jr.