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Commercial Bankers

Columbia, MO

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  • Eric Morrison
  • Senior Vice President
  • Columbia Market President

  • 573.447.8707
  • Forum Banking Center
  • 3855 Forum Blvd
  • Columbia, MO 65203

Eric Morrison Bio

Eric serves as the Columbia Market President. Eric is well known and highly respected in the Columbia market. He has been actively involved in several civic endeavors including serving on the Board of Directors of the Columbia Area Chamber of Commerce and the Central Missouri Development Council. He has also held leadership roles with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, the United Way and the Dream Factory of Central Missouri. He is also a member of Columbia Rotary South. Eric is a 2013 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the Paul W. Barret Graduate School of Banking and currently serves as a member of the school's Board of Regents. Prior to joining Providence Bank in December 2010, Eric worked for three years as Director of Business Development at Sundvold Financial as a Series 65 licensed Investment Advisor. From 1998-2007, he was employed at the University of Missouri Department of Athletics in various external operations and fundraising capacities including Associate Athletics Director for External Operations from 2006-2007. Eric is a 1998 University of Missouri graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. In December 2014, Eric was chosen as one of Columbia's Twenty under Forty award recipients by the Columbia Business Times.

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  • Brett Burri
  • Senior Vice President
  • Director of Business Banking

  • 573.447.8704
  • Forum Banking Center
  • 3855 Forum Blvd
  • Columbia, MO 65203

Brett Burri Bio

Brett serves as the Director of Business Banking for the Columbia Market. In 2007, he joined The Bank of Lincoln County and established the loan production office in Columbia, which later become Providence Bank. Brett has more than 25 years of experience in banking, most of it in lending. He graduated from Missouri Western State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. He is a graduate from the National Commercial Lending School and National Consumer Credit School at the University of Wisconsin. Brett has served in various capacities with several organizations including the Columbia Area Chamber of Commerce, Heart of Missouri United Way, Great Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Central Missouri Development Council, and is actively engaged with Pascale's Pals. Brett possesses a broad banking background which allows him to advise clients by applying his extensive experience to their specific financial need or situation.

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  • Craig Meyer
  • Vice President
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 573.447.8723 Office
  • 660.537.0009 Cell
  • Forum Banking Center
  • 3855 Forum Blvd
  • Columbia, MO 65203

Craig Meyer Bio

Craig is a Vice President and Commercial Banking Officer for Providence Bank. Craig joined Providence Bank in January 2016 after serving UMB Bank in Boonville and Columbia for 8 years as a Commercial Banking Officer. Prior to UMB, Craig worked in Columbia as a Mortgage Lender for 8 years. Craig has been active working with small businesses, commercial clients and ag businesses with their financial needs for their businesses growth and acquisitions. During this time, he has been active with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Women's Network and currently serves as co-chair of the new Showcase CoMo Committee. Craig is a member of the Columbia Metro Rotary Club and currently serves as the chair of the Programs Committee and on the Board of Directors for Metro Rotary. Craig is married to Tammy and they have 2 sons - Aidan and Brenden who reside in nearby Boonville. Craig grew up in Boonville but Columbia has always been his second hometown.

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  • Craig Riordan
  • Vice President
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 573.447.8721
  • Forum Banking Center
  • 3855 Forum Blvd
  • Columbia, MO 65203

Craig Riordan Bio

Craig has over 10 years of lending experience with more than 8 of those years in the Columbia market. Throughout his banking career, Craig's primary focus has been on Commercial Lending including cash management solutions, credit analysis and relationship development. He was raised in Solomon, Kansas and has lived in Columbia since 2008. Craig graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Finance. He serves on the board of directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri and the Missouri Rehabilitation and Employment Group. He is also a member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Craig is dedicated to high-level customer service and building lending relationships that last a lifetime.

Jefferson City, MO

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  • Rodney Bax
  • Senior Vice President
  • President – Jefferson City/Lake Region & Director of Municipal Banking

  • 573.644.7164 Office
  • 573.291.3885 Cell
  • Stadium Banking Center
  • 815 W. Stadium Blvd
  • Jefferson City, MO 65109
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  • Peter Grefrath
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 573.761.3669 Office
  • 573.619.0332 Cell
  • Stadium Banking Center
  • 815 W. Stadium Blvd
  • Jefferson City, MO 65109

Peter Grefrath Bio

Peter joined Providence Bank in December 2015 as a Mortgage Banking Officer and was promoted to Commercial Banking Officer in March 2018. He began his lending career as a Credit Analyst in 2007 and has over 10 years of lending experience. Peter graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a bachelor's degree of Arts, majoring in Economics. He is a lifelong resident of Jefferson City, past Treasurer for the Women's Council of Realtors and currently serves on several committees with the Jefferson City Board of Realtors. Peter takes a consultative approach to lending by evaluating his client's needs to ensure they get the right loan. Integrity is the foundation of his business and believes lending should be about building relationships and helping clients achieve their financing goals, not just a transaction. There are many loan officers that can get you a loan. Peter's mission is to get you the right loan. Talk to Peter today and let him get started on achieving your goals.

Osage Beach, MO

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  • Rodney Bax
  • Senior Vice President
  • President – Jefferson City/Lake Region & Director of Municipal Banking

  • 573.644.7164 Office
  • 573.291.3885 Cell
  • Stadium Banking Center
  • 815 W. Stadium Blvd
  • Jefferson City, MO 65109
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  • Peter Grefrath
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 573.761.3669 Office
  • 573.619.0332 Cell
  • Stadium Banking Center
  • 815 W. Stadium Blvd
  • Jefferson City, MO 65109

Peter Grefrath Bio

Peter joined Providence Bank in December 2015 as a Mortgage Banking Officer and was promoted to Commercial Banking Officer in March 2018. He began his lending career as a Credit Analyst in 2007 and has over 10 years of lending experience. Peter graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a bachelor's degree of Arts, majoring in Economics. He is a lifelong resident of Jefferson City, past Treasurer for the Women's Council of Realtors and currently serves on several committees with the Jefferson City Board of Realtors. Peter takes a consultative approach to lending by evaluating his client's needs to ensure they get the right loan. Integrity is the foundation of his business and believes lending should be about building relationships and helping clients achieve their financing goals, not just a transaction. There are many loan officers that can get you a loan. Peter's mission is to get you the right loan. Talk to Peter today and let him get started on achieving your goals.

St. Louis, MO

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  • Tom Hagar
  • Executive Vice President
  • Chief Credit Officer, St. Louis Market President

  • 636.397.7114
  • St. Peters Banking Center
  • 295 Salt Lick Road
  • St. Peters, MO 63376

Tom Hagar Bio

Tom serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer and St. Louis Market President. He joined Providence Bank in June 2011 and has over 30 years of banking experience in St. Louis. Tom is responsible for asset growth, strategic planning and overall risk management. He earned a BS in Finance from Maryville University in St. Louis and holds the designation of Certified Instructor for Crown Financial Studies. Tom serves on various boards and in officer capacities for several non-profit organizations throughout the St. Louis region.

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  • Wes Burns
  • Senior Vice President
  • President – St. Louis Region

  • 636.397.4072 Office
  • 314.401.5527 Cell
  • St. Peters Banking Center
  • 295 Salt Lick Road
  • St. Peters, MO 63376

Wes Burns Bio

Wes joined Providence Bank in November 2017, as a Senior Vice President and serves as President of the St. Louis market. He is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a BS in Business Management, a graduate of Webster University with a Master's degree in Business Administration and a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking program in Boulder, Colorado. He has served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors for Sunnyhill Inc. and served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors for the Lemay Housing Partnership. Throughout his 18-year career, Wes held various positions for a large national bank, most recently as the Director of Asset Management responsible for a national portfolio of affordable housing, market rate housing and commercial real estate debt products. He also previously managed the construction underwriting and disbursement group, was a Business Banking Officer for 5 years and held various other roles within banking throughout his career. Wes is dedicated to providing a high level of customer service, solid financial guidance and is eager to build relationships that last a lifetime.

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  • Lou Viviano
  • Senior Vice President
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 636.397.7117
  • St. Charles Banking Center
  • 1001 South Fifth Street
  • St. Charles, MO 63301

Lou Viviano Bio

Lou has over 22 years of management, credit analysis and commercial lending experience. He joined Providence Bank in September 2011 as Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Banking Officer. Lou is a lifelong resident of St. Charles County, attending St. Charles Borromeo, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Joseph in Cottleville. He graduated from Francis Howell High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Finance and Banking from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1990. Lou is a 2007 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lou has been involved in the banking industry since graduating from college. Through his banking career, he covered many facets of lending; beginning with consumer and then on to business which is his current role at Providence Bank. Lou has served on the O'Fallon Planning and Zoning Commission for the past 12 years. Prior to that, Lou served on the O'Fallon Parks and Recreation Board. Lou is very active in the community, currently as a committee member for the St. Charles Home Repair Network for the City of St. Charles. Over the years, Lou has prided himself on structuring products to best fit the needs of his clients. He puts his experience to work for his clients and goes the extra mile to service their needs.

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  • Nick Brunnworth
  • Vice President
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 636.397.3804 Office
  • 314.369.8937 Cell
  • St. Peters Banking Center
  • 295 Salt Lick Road
  • St. peters, MO 63376

Nick Brunnworth Bio

Nick has over 21 years of lending experience, 7 years in commercial lending and 14 years in consumer lending. He was raised in St. Louis County until his family moved to St. Charles in 1990 and currently resides in O'Fallon, Missouri. Nick graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a BS in Business Administration in 1994 and Lindenwood University with a Masters' of Business Administration in Management Information Systems in 2005. He is an associate member of SITE Improvement Association, member of Community Alliance Network (CAN) and parishioner of All Saints Church in St. Peters, Missouri. Nick is an experienced lender who enjoys helping business clients reach their full potential.

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  • Beth Suddarth
  • Commercial & Mortgage Banking Officer
  • NMLS # 740049

  • 573.898.5511 Office
  • 314.779.5005 Cell
  • Elsberry Banking Center
  • 301 Broadway Street
  • Elsberry, MO 63343

Beth Suddarth Bio

Beth is a Commercial and Mortgage Banking Officer for Providence Bank in Lincoln County, Missouri. She has been a part of the Providence team for over 16 years. During this time, Beth has held various positions within the loan administrative department. Currently, she is studying at Southern New Hampshire University to obtain her BS in Accounting. Beth and her husband Marshall reside in rural Elsberry where they raise their two sons Brenden and Ian. Beth is determined to provide the best customer service possible and is exited to meet you and help with all of your financing needs.

Fairview Heights, IL

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  • Rick Sotiropoulos
  • Senior Vice President
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 618.212.1412
  • Fairview Heights Banking Center
  • 4600 N. Illinois Street
  • Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Rick Sotiropoulos Bio

Rick is a lifelong resident of the Belleville area. In 1985, he graduated from McKendree College with a BA in Business Administration and Finance. Rick started his banking career in 1985 as a commercial loan officer. He has amassed a total of 30 years of lending experience, specializing in residential subdivision development, barge investments and various other commercial real estate projects. Rick enjoys assisting customers and uses his expertise and financial knowledge to help them reach their full potential. Rick and his wife Mary have been married for 30 years and have three sons. In his spare time, Rick enjoys farming and various outdoor recreational activities at his farm in Southern Illinois.

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  • Tim Evers
  • Vice President
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 618.212.1419 Office
  • 618.444.1671 Cell
  • Fairview Heights Banking Center
  • 4600 N. Illinois Street
  • Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Tim Evers Bio

Tim serves as a Commercial Banking Officer for Providence Bank in the Fairview Heights, Illinois market. He joined Providence Bank in July 2015 with 30 years of banking experience. Tim has a background in mortgage lending, commercial lending and bank management. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Tim is a graduate of the Illinois Banking Association School of Banking. He has served on various boards including the Fairview Heights Chamber of Commerce, Beautification Committee and boards for non-profit organizations and is a member of the Rotary Club of O'Fallon, Illinois.

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  • Doug Kloeppel
  • Vice President
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 616.212.1464 Office
  • 314.853.4978 Cell
  • Fairview Heights Banking Center
  • 4600 N. Illinois Street
  • Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Doug Kloeppel Bio

Doug serves as a Commercial Banking Officer for Providence Bank in the Fairview Heights, Illinois market. He joined Providence Bank in April 2016 with 15 years of lending and business development experience. His background includes serving as a Business Development Officer/Area Sales Manager for a community bank in Illinois where he was responsible for developing new commercial loans and coaching managers on business calling. He graduated with BS in Marketing from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2001. Doug grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, moved to Shiloh, Illinois, in 2006, and most recently to O'Fallon, Illinois, in April 2016. He is a member of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, a graduate of Belleville Leadership Class of 2014 and past volunteer firefighter and Treasurer for the Eastside Firefighters from 2006 to 2012. Doug is married to Tracie and has two kids, Brayden and Sarah. Their family enjoys traveling golf, and Cardinals games.

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  • Matthew Warren
  • Vice President
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 618.212.1418 Office
  • Fairview Heights Banking Center
  • 4600 N. Illinois Street
  • Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Matthew Warren Bio

Matthew joined the Fairview Heights' Providence Bank team in January 2016. His 10 year banking career has focused on commercial credit underwriting, risk and portfolio management. In his role as Commercial Banking Officer, Matthew will be using his extensive commercial credit background to provide commercial clients financing tailored for their business or investment objectives. Matthew received his BS in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 2005 and his Master's in Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 2007. Matthew is also a 2014 graduate from the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Matthew resides in Glen Carbon, IL with his wife and two young children.

Texas

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  • Frank Brinegar
  • Executive Vice President
  • Chief Commercial Banking Officer
  • President for Premier Bank Texas

  • 817.305.0445
  • Grapevine Banking Center
  • 1115 South Main Street
  • Grapevine, TX 76051

Frank Brinegar Bio

Frank is a seasoned bank executive with over thirty years of experience. He has a background that includes establishing and managing the asset quality, loan underwriting and credit training functions at a major regional bank. His true passion, and his current focus, is centered in commercial business financing. Frank has worked with companies whose sales size ranged from $2 million over $1.0 billion. Many business clients have used him to structure financing for acquisitions, expansions, mergers and other transactions. Frank enjoys assisting companies by using his financial knowledge in areas including proper capitalization structures, working capital forecasting and cash flow management. As a former business owner, his experience provides him the ability to assess risks that only another tenured business owner might see when consulting with business clients. As a fourth-generation Dallas native, he also believes in serving the community and has served on the Board and Development Committees for the Dallas Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, Chairman of the Board of The Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. and Chairman of the East Dallas YMCA.

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  • Russell Alexander
  • Senior Vice President
  • Grapevine Market President

  • 817.305.0434
  • Grapevine Banking Center
  • 1115 South Main Street
  • Grapevine, TX 76051

Russell Alexander Bio

Russell joined Premier Bank Texas in July 2011, as a Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer, and will continue to serve as a Commercial Banking Officer concurrent with his new role as the Grapevine Marketing President. He is a graduate of Texas AM University with a BBA in Finance and is also a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Russell has held many executive positions as well as served on the board of directors at other Texas banks, been a Dealer Principle/owner of a General Motors Chevrolet franchise in the Dallas area and has owned and managed several real estate investments including single-family residential developments. He currently serves as the President of the Dallas Center, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides early childhood intervention services as well as adult functional living/vocational training services.

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  • Joe Hansen
  • Senior Vice President
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 817.305.0438
  • Grapevine Banking Center
  • 1115 South Main Street
  • Grapevine, TX 76051

Joe Hansen Bio

Joe serves as a Senior Vice President at Premier Bank Texas in Grapevine Texas. For 24 years, his career has been focused on the community banking sector within the banking industry. Key practice areas include strategic planning, credit/risk management and commercial lending in the small and medium enterprises segment. Joe is a faculty member of the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, one of the Preeminent National Providers of Executive Banking Education, Training and Information to the Financial Services Industry. Joe holds a FINRA series 27 (Financial Operation Principal) Series 79 (Investment Banking) and Series 7 (General Securities) licenses. He has been a CEO and Director for a De Novo/start up bank in Dallas, Texas. In addition, CPT Hansen serves alongside his two daughters in the Texas Army National Guard. Joe is a graduate of both the Southwest Graduate School of Banking and Bank Operations Institute at Southern Methodist University. He received master level credentials from Oxford University-England in financial strategy and from University of Mary Hardin Baylor in business administration. Undergraduate studies include bachelors in finance and aerospace science.

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  • Angela Thornton
  • Senior Vice President
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 817.305.0436
  • Grapevine Banking Center
  • 1115 South Main Street
  • Grapevine, TX 76051

Angela Thornton Bio

Angela has 18 years of commercial banking experience. She joined Premier Bank Texas in November 2009. In November 2015, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer. Angela has a BS in Finance from Michigan State University. Prior to joining Premier Bank Texas, Angela was formerly Vice President of commercial banking at a large regional bank. Her experience includes serving clients in the medical industry, ranging from physicians' groups and hospitals to a large MRI company. She also has experience with large specialty construction companies, large companies serving the oil and gas industry and mid-size manufacturing companies. Angela is motivated by the success of her individual clients as they evolve and grow. Whether it is providing acquisition financing, restructuring working capital, expanding production capacity or working with a new physician group, Angela's expertise has proven to be a valuable resource both for the bank and her clients.

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  • Karen Endres
  • Senior Vice President
  • SBA Manager

  • 817.305.0448
  • Grapevine Banking Center
  • 1115 South Main Street
  • Grapevine, TX 76051

Karen Endres Bio

Karen has over 20 years of banking and industry experience including 15 years in commercial and SBA lending. She joined Premier Bank Texas in July 2011, as a Vice President, SBA Commercial Banking Officer and in November 2015, was promoted to Senior Vice President, SBA Manager. Karen was a small business owner for eight years prior to starting her banking career and this experience has made her an advocate for her borrowers. Karen has extensive knowledge and experience in government guaranteed lending programs and is an active member of the North Texas Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NTAGGL), the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) and supports various charities.

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  • Don Johnston
  • Senior Vice President
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 817.329.5500
  • Grapevine Banking Center
  • 1115 South Main Street
  • Grapevine, TX 76051

Don Johnston Bio

Don is a Senior Vice President in the Grapevine office and brings years of lending experience to Premier Bank Texas. Don has a vast experience in lending in the DFW Metroplex with a concentration over the past several years in Northeast Tarrant County. Don has served on several boards in the community and currently serves as President to the Board of Directors of GRACE (Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange), a nonprofit agency that assists people in need or in emergency actions to help them get to a place of self-sufficiency. Don has also served as President of the Grapevine Colleyville ISD Education Foundation where he was named as their "Distinguished Friend" in 2011.

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  • Greg Vincent
  • Senior Vice President
  • Commercial Banking Officer

  • 817.305.0447 Office
  • 214.551.4218 Cell
  • Grapevine Banking Center
  • 1115 S. Main Street
  • Grapevine, TX 76051

Greg Vincent Bio

Greg joined Premier Bank Texas as a Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer in September 2017 and brings over 30 years of banking and lending experience with him. Greg earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance & commercial banking from University of Louisiana-Monroe. With a broad background in commercial lending, Greg has worked on company acquisitions, complex real estate transactions, healthcare and asset-based lending. He enjoys helping clients face their challenges and seize opportunities, so they can achieve their long-term goals. Greg also enjoys being involved in the community and has held board positions with The Boy Scouts of America, Baylor Scott/White Irving Community Clinic, Louisiana Coastal Conservation Association and member of the Rotary Club.

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  • Allison Taylor
  • SBA Banking Officer

  • 817.305.0449
  • Grapevine Banking Center
  • 1115 South Main Street
  • Grapevine, TX 76051

Allison Taylor Bio

Allison joined Providence Bank in December 2011, as a Loan Coordinator and was promoted to SBA Banking Officer in November 2015. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a business degree focused in Economics. Her experience in commercial lending is well-rounded. Allison has 9 years of banking experience including 5 years with government guaranteed loans. She also actively volunteers with the teenagers at her church.

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