Bennington State Bank has promoted more employees.
Dakota Rohleder, who joined BSB in 2015, has been promoted to the seat of Bennington Market President. As market president, Rohleder is responsible for developing new business, as well as maintaining and servicing BSB’s existing lending and deposit customers. Rohleder graduated from the state of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and industry. During his tenure at BSB, he graduated from Ag Bank Loan Schools and Advanced Agricultural Loan Schools. Rohleder is currently a board member and secretary for Choose Ottawa County (economic development), treasurer for Bennington Lion’s Club, vice chair of the Bennington PRCA Rodeo Committee and board member for the Ottawa County 4-H Foundation.
Erica Chapel, who joined BSB in 2018, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Trust Operations Officer. Chapel is responsible for the actual operational and administrative functions of BSB’s Trust and Wealth Management department. Additionally, Chapel works across all lines of business to ensure an optimal customer experience. Chapel is a graduate of Kanas State University Salina with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Planning and a Kansas Wesleyan MBA. Chapel is a finance committee and board member of the Salina Area United Way.
David George, who joined BSB in 2017, has over 10 years of financial planning experience, has been promoted to Wealth Advisor, Assistant Vice President. As a Wealth Advisor, George provides financial guidance and expertise to clients to meet their financial needs and assist them in clarifying and then developing a plan to achieve their financial planning goals while maintaining compliance with the client’s risk tolerance and goals . BSB offers a range of services, including portfolio management, wealth and retirement planning and tax services. George is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in financial planning.
Sevda Baker, who joined BSB in 2020, has been promoted to Wealth Advisor. As a Wealth Advisor, Baker provides financial guidance and expertise to clients to meet their financial needs and assist them in clarifying and then developing a plan to achieve their financial planning goals while maintaining compliance with the client’s risk tolerance and goals . BSB offers a range of services, including portfolio management, wealth and retirement planning and tax services. Baker graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning accompanied by a minor in Business.
Matthew Whitsitt, who joined BSB in 2019, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Credit Analyst. As a credit analyst at BSB, Whitsitt works with members of management to develop and implement procedures that assess credit risks and provide guidance for the bank’s commercial and agricultural loan programs. Credit analysts provide recommendations that align with the lending policy and the bank’s vision and mission to provide an optimal customer experience. Whitsitt is a graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University with a BA in Accounting. Whitsitt is a member of the Salina area Young Professionals and is a BSB Corporate Volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Corporate Program
Mattie King, who joined BSB in 2020, has been promoted to assistant vice president, accountant. As accountant, King is responsible for supporting the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in accounting related functions. King has 6 years in Accounting and Finance and is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting, as well as earning her certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Studies. King is a recent graduate of the Salina Chamber of Commerce’s Salina Leadership Program, a member of the Salina Rotary Club and the Stewart Elementary PTA.
Tyler Elting, who joined BSB in 2017, has been promoted to AVP, Information Security Officer and Vendor Management. Elting has 15 years in banking, most of them in IT. As Chief Information Security Officer, Elting is assigned responsibility for maintaining the appropriate operational security posture for BSB systems and programs. Elting is a graduate of the University of Advanced Technology in Arizona and Kansas State Salina. Elting is actively involved in youth ministry at First Covenant Church.
Jeremy Brown, who joined BSB in 2020, has 25 years in Information Technology, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, IT Systems Administrator. Brown is responsible for managing, troubleshooting, licensing and updating hardware and software assets to ensure that appropriate measures are taken proactively in response to the bank’s IT security and technology strategies in order to support the objectives of growth while strengthening the bank’s competitive advantage. Brown is a K-State Salina graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer systems technology with associates in web development and computer science.