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Union State Bank Celebrates Staff Promotions

Michael McWhirt, Union State Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer has announced the promotions of staff members Kelli Houchen and Amanda Conrad. Houchen has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Newton Market Coordinator. Conrad has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Winfield Market Coordinator.

“Kelli is a trusted resource and provides excellent mentorship to her staff,” shared McWhirt. “Amanda works hard to develop her staff and is a trusted resource for her teams in Udall and Winfield.”

As Retail Market Coordinator, Houchen oversees the daily functions of the teller line and new accounts within the market.

“I feel at home here with USB. I love interacting and building relationships with our customers. Making them feel comfortable knowing that they can count on you to help with any of their banking needs is a great feeling. I want to continue building relationships with customers and help Union State Bank grow,” Houchen said.

Houchen is a banking industry veteran, having worked in the field for 28 years. She has spent the past twelve-years with Midland National Bank in Newton, KS, which merged with Union State Bank in 2020.

“Kelli is a fantastic employee. She provides excellent customer service and exemplifies excellence in every aspect of her role,” said Bryan White, Union State Bank’s Market President for Newton.

Conrad has seven-years of banking experience, with two-years at Union State Bank. Like Houchen, Conrad is responsible for leading the tellers and account representatives.

“My favorite part of the day is when customers come in with a problem and I am able to solve their issue and they leave happy. I love that I can make an impact,” Conrad said.

Conrad oversees retail staff for both the Winfield and Udall markets. She offices out of Union State Bank’s Winfield Main branch located at 823 Main in Winfield, KS.

“Amanda is highly motivated to succeed and to contribute to the success of the organization.  She takes pride in her ability to mentor and enhance the skillset of her staff, and she excels in her interactions with our customers.  Union State Bank is fortunate to have Amanda as a member of our team” said Cory Helmer, Union State Bank’s Market President for Winfield and Udall.

About Union State Bank: Founded in 1908, Union State Bank has banking locations serving communities of Arkansas City, Newton, Udall, Winfield, and Wichita in Kansas and in Bartlesville and Edmond, Oklahoma. Union State Bank offers a full range of electronic, deposit and cash management services, as well as business and agriculture, commercial real estate, construction, mortgage, residential and consumer loans. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender, NMLS# 412388