Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry Identifier Number 484825
Bank of the Prairie is a service-focused community bank located in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area in Olathe, Kansas. Although our customers are located throughout the greater Kansas City area, our primary service area is Olathe and Southern Johnson County, Kansas.
Everett Hixson | Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Everett L. Hixson has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Wichita State University and attended Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. Mr. Hixson has been in banking for 28 years and has held positions of trust officer, internal auditor, compliance officer, BSA/AML officer, supervisor of deposit and loan operations and bank director. He has served as a Chief Financial Officer for 15+ years. Mr. Hixson joined Bank of the Prairie in 2007. Mr. Hixson has been involved in public accounting for 7 years and has his CPA designation from the State of Kansas. He is a member of AICPA and KSCPA, American Bankers Association and Kansas Bankers Association. He served as President of the Russell Chamber of Commerce, Past President Sunrise Kiwanis, served as Treasurer of Fort Scott Rotary, Finance Committee Chair for two churches and chaired various other committees in the past.
Chris Donnelly | Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer | NMLS ID 910267
Mr. Donnelly has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Donnelly has been in banking for 30 years involving lending, operations, human resources, asset/liability management and retail. He has experience in economic development, municipal government and chamber of commerce. Mr. Donnelly joined Bank of the Prairie in 2010. He is a current city council member at the City of Tonganoxie, past member City of Tonganoxie Planning and Zoning, current member Sacred Heart Church finance council, Past President board member of Leavenworth Area Development Corp., Past President Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce, past board member Leavenworth/Lansing Chamber of Commerce.
James Thomas | Senior Vice President Loan Officer | NMLS ID 910169
Mr. James A. Thomas has a Bachelors of Arts from UMKC and attended Stonier Graduate School of Banking with thesis in 1981. He served as an instructor for Robert Morris & Associates Commercial Loans to Business course to regional young loan officers for 14 years. Mr. Thomas has been in banking for 46 years. Mr. Thomas worked in banking while getting his undergraduate degree. Mr. Thomas became the youngest voting member of the Loan Committee in 1973 at the bank he was serving. He has served large national corporate accounts, medium to small businesses in financing equipment and handled one of the first ESOP loans made in the Kansas City area. Mr. Thomas also has been involved in commercial construction. Mr. Thomas started at Bank of the Prairie in 2007. He is Past President and Treasurer, and present Board Member of the Fox 4 Love Fund for Children (a 501.c.3 corporation) serving area children’s needs. He is a current board member of the Kansas State Historical Society and a past member of the Greater Kansas City Salvation Army Advisory Board.
Deanne Engstrom | Vice President Loan Officer | NMLS ID 798906
Mrs. Engstrom has a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She has been in banking for 10 years in retail, mortgage originating/processing, commercial lending and consumer loans including real estate, auto loans and personal loans. Mrs. Engstrom currently serves as a loan officer specializing in small to medium size business and commercial loans and manages the Bank of the Prairie Facebook and Twitter pages. She was born and raised in Olathe, Kansas and is a member of Young Bankers of Kansas (YBOK).
Thomas Galbrecht | Assistant Vice President Loan Officer | NMLS ID 798836
Mr. Galbrecht graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management degree. He has 8 years of banking experience mainly in consumer and commercial lending, loan operations and retail operations. Mr. Galbrecht has been at Bank of the Prairie since 2005.
Andrew Ellner | Mortgage Officer | NMLS ID 551906
Mr. Ellner graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors of Science in Education and has 9 years of experience in the Mortgage industry. Mr. Ellner also serves as Red Flag Project Manager and Bank Security Officer for Bank of the Prairie. Mr. Ellner has been with Bank of the Prairie since 2003.
Debra Harrison | Vice President Deposit Operations
Mrs. Harrison attended Emporia State University and has been in the banking world for 32 years, five of those years at Bank of the Prairie. Mrs. Harrison’s expertise resides in the daily operations, procedures and compliance areas. She currently manages the College location at 23600 College Blvd. Mrs. Harrison is involved in Beta Sigma Phi which is a local philanthropic group that helps people in need.
Stephanie Dale | Controller
Mrs. Dale attended the University of Kansas and has 14 years of banking experience. During those 14 years she has served in several positions including item processing, bookkeeping, accounts payable, wire transfers, accounting, operations and management. She has been with Bank of the Prairie since 2009. For the last 10 years, Mrs. Dale has served as a Board of Director for Reach Out Ministries and actively serves in the finance office at Koinonia Bible Church.
Dustin Fluderer | Vice President Internal Audit and Loan Review
Mr. Dustin W. Fluderer has a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the University of Kansas and an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Johnson County Community College. Mr. Fluderer has been in banking for 16 years serving in the Retail, Loan Operations, Internal Audit and Loan Review capacities. Mr. Fluderer joined Bank of the Prairie in 2005.
Lisa Young | Loan Operations Officer
Mrs. Young is a graduate of Johnson County Community College and attended Baker University. She has 10 years of banking experience in the following areas: Commercial Lending with a focus primarily on development, daily management and/or oversight of lending budget, strategic planning, incentive planning, OREO, LLLR and Other Assets. She has 3 years in retail banking management. Mrs. Young has 20 years of management and operational experience in training, non-profit, marketing and banking. Mrs. Young joined Bank of the Prairie in 2011. Mrs. Young is active in the Keith Worthington ALS Association Chapter in Overland Park, Kansas serving as a Committee Member and as a Team Captain for their annual walk.
Alex Tafoya | Director of Information Technology
Mr. Tafoya has a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science with emphasis in Information Systems from Fort Hays State University. He has been in banking IT for 7 years working in Network Administration, Application Design, Virtualization, Information Security and Risk Management. Mr. Tafoya has been at Bank of the Prairie since 2008. He is a member of Kansas Bankers Association.
You may access public information related to the above NMLS Federal Registration ID Numbers by going here and clicking on the NMLS Consumer Access button.