CrossFirst hires veteran Wichita commercial lender

Mike Babich
Mike Babich Courtesy photo

Longtime commercial banker Mike Babich has joined CrossFirst Bank in an executive role.

Babich will be the $2.2 billion bank’s partner and managing director of its Wichita business banking unit.

A 33-year banking veteran, Babich was most recently regional manager and senior commercial lender at Kansas State Bank. He’s also served as Wichita market president for the former Hillcrest Bank and in commercial lending officer roles at Commerce Bank, Bank of America and the former Bank IV.

“We are pleased to have Mike round out our partnership team,” Steve Peterson, Wichita president of CrossFirst Bank, said in a news release Wednesday. “His proven leadership and lending experience will benefit our clients as will his commitment to serving people.”

Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark