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June 6, 2013

Executive changes at Equity Bank include departure of holding company president

Equity Bank’s top executive on Wednesday announced a couple of key personnel changes as well as the departure of its holding company president.

Equity Bank’s top executive on Wednesday announced a couple of key personnel changes as well as the departure of its holding company president.

Drayton Alldritt, who has been president of Equity Bancshares, the $1.2 billion bank’s holding company, for six years, has resigned, said Brad Elliott, Equity’s chairman and CEO.

Elliott also said Julie Huber, executive vice president, has been named chief credit officer. Huber, who has been with the bank for 11 years, had been serving as chief risk officer.

Huber replaces Chris Howell, who left the bank three months ago to rejoin the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where he had been a national bank examiner before joining Equity, Elliott said.

Replacing Huber as Equity’s chief risk officer will be Rolando Mayans. Mayans had previously been with Equity from 2005 to 2009. He will join Equity on June 24. Mayans had been working at First National Bank of Hutchinson as chief lending officer.

Elliott said there are no immediate plans to fill Alldritt’s position.

“At this point we’re absorbing his position with these moves and any duties he had at the holding company,” Elliott said.

He said Alldritt resigned to take a position at another bank.

Alldritt, reached by cellphone, confirmed that he had left Equity to take a position at Bank of America.

“I left the bank to pursue what I consider to be very unique and fulfilling opportunity,” Alldritt said. “I really enjoyed my tenure at Equity and all that we did there.”

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