People You Should Know (May 26, 2016)


Midland National Bank in Newton has announced the following promotions: Marci Andres, vice president for loans; Chris Francous, senior vice president; and Karen Van Horn, vice president.

Jeff Schnell has been named a private mortgage banker at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

Mid American Credit Union has promoted Maria Little to marketing coordinator; Dakota Wolf to contact center specialist; and Bethanie Brooks to mortgage loan processor.

Kathy Garofalo has joined Mid American Credit Union as the remote service and sales manager.

Matthew Hoeg has joined Mid American Credit Union as member services representative.

Bankers’ Bank of Kansas elected three new members to serve three-year terms for the Kansas bank-owned organization: Robert Beymer, chairman/CFO/senior trust officer, the Kearny County Bank, Lakin; Mark Emley, president/CEO, Merit Bank, Overland Park; and Michael Scheopner, president/CEO, Landmark National Bank, Manhattan. Four members were re-elected: Brad Oakes, president/CEO, FirstOak Bank; Patrick Walden, president/CEO, Garden Plain State Bank; Calvin Coady, president/CEO, Bankers’ Bank of Kansas; and Bruce Schriefer.

Jeannette Richardson, vice chair, Prairie Bank of Kansas, Hutchinson, was elected Bankers’ Bank of Kansas chair of the board; and Barry Linnens, chair/president, Cottonwood Valley Bank, Cedar Point, was named vice chair of the board.

Two employees of Bankers’ Bank of Kansas were promoted to officers: Karen Schultz, assistant vice president bank card risk manager, and Nicki Gray, assistant vice president bank card operations manager.


John Toothaker, a partner in the Schreck Financial Group, has been recognized as Pratt Community College’s 2016 Most Outstanding Alumnus.

Real estate

Amy Needham, Dominic Farinas, Julie Culvert and AF Farha have joined the east office of Berkshire Hathaway PenFed Realty as sales associates.

Shane Dick and Shelby Ramsey have joined the west office of Berkshire Hathaway PenFed Realty as sales associates.


Shane Ham has been promoted to chief operating officer at Foley Equipment, the Caterpillar dealer in Kansas and western Missouri.


Gerry Marsh, an associate certified entomologist with Patton Termite & Pest, has completed Manager’s toolbox program at WSU’s Center for Management Development.