Featured business person: Dan Heinz

Dan Heinz
Dan Heinz Courtesy photo

Dan Heinz,

Division director of correspondent banking, Intrust Bank

Heinz works for the largest independent bank in Kansas’ biggest city, but his job still connects with his rural roots.

The division he heads up buys and sells loan participation from smaller banks around the state and provides some operational services to those institutions.

Heinz grew up in Syracuse, near the Colorado border, on his family’s farm. He earned a degree in animal science and industry from Kansas State University, then took a job making agricultural loans for Farm Credit of Southwest Kansas in Scott City.

Five years later, he moved to a job with First National Bank in Scott City.

“That's kind of where I got acquainted with Intrust,” he said. “They were our correspondent bank.”

He was there for seven years before taking a job with Intrust eight years ago. He was appointed division director in October.

Heinz and his wife, Jenny, live in Rose Hill with their three children – Jadan, 15; Colby, 12; and Mandi, 10.

“We live in a small school district and small community, but being in this area has given us the opportunity to do a lot of things we never would have taken the time to do,” he said.

Joe Stumpe