Brent Beckman is reacquainting himself with the traditional banker role as Wichita market president for Arkansas City-based Union State Bank.
Beckman, 52, was hired by the $242 million bank to open a Wichita office last October. Previously, Beckman was vice president of regional lending and correspondent services for Banker’s Bank of Kansas, a Wichita-based bank that provides services to community banks.
But Beckman has a lot of experience as a traditional banker. His 23 years in banking include stops at the former Bank IV as well as at Emprise Bank and Union National Bank, which was acquired by Kansas City, Mo.-based Commerce Bank.
He grew up in Oakley and attended Kansas State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management.
Beckman also knows what it’s like to be the customer of a commercial lender. For eight years he was owner and operator of Midwest Water Resources, a water treatment business.