Former Wichita lender named interim Kansas bank commissioner

The state office charged with overseeing state-chartered banks has a new, temporary leader.

Deryl Schuster, a former Small Business Administration loan executive in Wichita, will assume the role of acting bank commissioner effective March 19, Gov. Sam Brownback’s office said Wednesday in a news release.

“Deryl has a tremendous amount of experience in banking and lending,” Brownback said in the release. “His knowledge will serve him well in his new role as Acting Bank Commissioner.”

Schuster was most recently president and CEO of Midwest Community Bank in Plainville.

He assumes the role from Judi Stork, who will return to her post as deputy bank commissioner.

Stork has been serving as the acting commissioner since October, when bank commissioner Edwin Splichal resigned from the post.

Schuster received a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern College in Winfield, according to the release.