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One of the best resources available to Bank of Blue Valley customers is the staff at each of our five convenient locations. Our personal bankers, business bankers, mortgage lenders and wealth management team members all have the same goal – to help you in any way possible. Filter through our bank staff by location or department to find the Bank of Blue Valley staff member who can best help with your needs!

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  • Bruce Easterly NMLS#440671

    Bruce Easterly NMLS#440671

    Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Bruce became Executive Vice President – Chief Lending Officer on November 10, 2008. He is responsible for managing the commercial lending team as well as serving as a member of the Loan, Asset/Liability Management, Technology and Compliance committees. Bruce started his banking career as a bank examiner working for the Illinois Commissioner of Banks and Trust Companies in the Northern District of Chicago from 1982 to 1985.

    Over the years he has gained considerable experience working with Continental Bank, Toronto Dominion Bank, Merchants Bank (which became Boatmen’s First National Bank of Kansas City), NationsBank, Bank of America, US Bank and Valley View State Bank.

    Bruce has a B.S. in business economics from Southern Illinois University and an M.B.A. in finance from DePaul University’s Graduate School of Business.

  • Steve Fleischaker

    Steve Fleischaker

    Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Steve has been with Bank of Blue Valley since 2001 and currently serves as the Director of Sales and Business Development. His primary focus in that position is leading the sales efforts by establishing sales targets for each division, developing individualized sales plans for each team member and implementing sales strategies that help the Bank achieve its growth goals.

    A graduate of Drury College with a B.A., in business administration, Steve also earned a diploma from the ABA National Commercial Lending School. Steve lives in Overland Park with his wife, Ashley. The couple are parents to three children, two red-headed twins, Jack and Emily, and Natalie, who is no longer with them. The family also includes the BEST dog, Meg, a golden retriever. Steve has also been very active in volunteering for a variety of organizations throughout the years, including Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri, Olathe Chamber of Commerce, KidsTLC f/k/a TLC For Children & Families, Kansas City Area Development Council, Leadership Olathe, Kansas City Tomorrow, and Natalie’s A.R.T. Foundation. When it comes to sports, Steve is a fan of St. Louis Cardinals, Chiefs, Drury Panthers and any University of Missouri sports team.

  • Bryce Anderson

    Bryce Anderson

    Vice President, Commercial Lender

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Bryce began working at Bank of Blue Valley in 2011 and works with local business owners on a daily basis. His main focus is solving problems of business owners and helping them achieve their goals through providing consultation and financing options that allow them to focus on their employees and customers. 

    Bryce graduated from Pittsburg State University with a B.S. in finance and a minor in economics and continues to cheer for his Pitt State Gorillas athletic teams along with the Royals, Chiefs and KU Jayhawks. Outside of work, Bryce is a Board Member with Junior Achievement, teaches Junior Achievement programs to elementary students, participates in Teach Children to Save, coaches his son’s little league baseball team, participates in various bank-sponsored activities and is a member of the 2015 Leadership Overland Park Chamber of Commerce class. He is married to Lori, who keeps everyone in line at home and is a wonderful wife and mother. They have two boys, Brady and Brendan that enjoy being outdoors and are active in a variety of sports.  Their family also includes 4 dogs (Baxter, Mia, Gabby, and Gus) that love running around the house, barking and taking naps in the sunshine. 

  • JR Bretches

    JR Bretches

    Vice President, Commercial Real Estate/Property Specialist

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    JR brings a varied skill set to the commercial real estate team at Bank of Blue Valley. Since 2009, JR has been working to liquidate the OREO (Other Real Estate Owned) properties the bank acquired from the housing market crash. His responsibilities include inspecting all of the houses under construction each month to track the completion percentage, reviewing and signing off on all appraisals that come through and assisting the commercial real estate loan officers in evaluating properties to possibly make new loans. His work has taken him to California, New York, Colorado and Nevada to rehab and sell the OREO properties.

    JR’s educational background is varied. JR graduated from Grandview High School, the Construction Technical School and the Bobbit Appraisal School. He also has his Johnson County Builder license with continuing education every year for the last 15 years, as well as RCRA Training for hazardous waste recovery. JR is also active on a volunteer basis, having been involved in the Bank of Blue Valley Charity Golf Classic and HBA Clay Shoot. He is also an HBA Associates Council Member and is on the worship singing team at Covenant Chapel. He is married to his wife of 30-plus years, Kim, and they have three sons, Evan, Chase and Taylor. The queen of their household is their dog, Daisy.

  • Michael Copeland

    Michael Copeland

    Market President, Commercial Lender

    Location: Olathe Banking Center Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Michael Copeland joined Bank of Blue Valley in 2016 as our Olathe Market President. He is no stranger to the Olathe Community, he has served as the city’s Mayor since April of 2001 and he continues to serve in that position today. During his time as Mayor, Michael has made wonderful improvements to our city and has been recognized for his service to the community by KVC Health Systems, Kids TLC, the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, and MidAmerica Nazarene University. He was also the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award recipient in 2011. Michael currently sits on the board at KVC Health Care Systems and Union Station. Michael’s experience and knowledge of the Olathe market assists Bank of Blue Valley in meeting the needs of our growing community and expanding our depository and lending relationships.

    Michael moved here from southern California to attend MidAmerica Nazarene University where he graduated with a BA in Marketing and Management. It was during this time that he fell in love with Kansas City and decided this is where he wanted to live, work, and raise his family. He and his wife, Maria, have 3 children: Olivia, Abby and Joshua and a dog named Lucky. They enjoy spending time together in the city that Michael devotes himself to, Olathe, KS.

  • Brian Geary

    Brian Geary

    Vice President, Commercial Lender

    Location: Olathe Banking Center Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Brian’s role within the commercial lending department allows him to showcase how Bank of Blue Valley helps local businesses and how easy it can be. Brian acts as a proactive partner for businesses within our community, striving to make business banking a positive experience. He typically works with businesses that either already own assets or are looking at acquiring new assets for their business. He makes sure local businesses know changing banks can be easy, and works to prove it every day.

    Brian is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, having earned a B.S. degree in finance. He is also a graduate of the Greater KC Chamber’s Centurions Leadership Program and Leadership Olathe. Brian is highly involved outside of work, volunteering with the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Board, Olathe Public Schools Foundation Board, coaching youth soccer & basketball and acting as a board member at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. His wife, Heather, works for The Vecino Group as an affordable housing developer and is very active on housing policy and working with the homeless population. They have two kids that both attend Olathe Public Schools, as well as a beagle-mix named Thunder and a guinea pig named Jack as pets. In 2011, Brian and Heather were named KC Humanitarians of the Year by Harmony/NCCJ.

  • Charlie Hill

    Charlie Hill

    Vice President, Commercial Lender

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    With over 30 years of lending experience under his belt – everything from ag, home and consumer loans to commercial loans – Charlie brings a great deal of experience to the commercial lending team. Having started at Bank of Blue Valley in 2007, Charlie works to bring in new loans and customer relationships, specifically small to mid-size growing companies where a long-term relationship can be built. He also services an existing portfolio of loans and is always on the lookout for ways to enhance relationships with customers by offering any banking services that fit their needs.

    Outside of work, Charlie volunteers some of his time with Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer – Gala Advisory Board and the Blue Valley Recreation Commission’s Finance, Administration & Risk Management Committee. Charlie has an extensive education background, with a BBA in Finance from Washburn University. He is also a graduate of the MBA School of Lending and MBA School of Bank Management. Charlie is married to Danita, and they have two children, Scott and Sarah. Charlie’s sports allegiances are with the Chiefs, Royals, Sporting Kansas City and John Brown University, where Sarah plays soccer. 

  • Elise Jones

    Elise Jones

    Treasury Management Sales Officer

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Elise joined the bank in 2010 as a Teller at our Overland Park location. After serving in various customer service roles, she moved into Marketing and Administrative areas of the bank most recently handling bank events, website content and strategy, promotions and campaigns, and aiding in the implementation of the overall marketing plan. She has taken that passion for the Bank and helping customers into her role as Treasury Management Sales Officer where she can apply her creative background and customer service skills simultaneously. She is also a member of various internal groups including the Internal Sales, Charity Golf Classic, and Community Reinvestment Act committees - and is the Chair of the ArtsKC Fundraising Committee.

    Outside the bank, Elise heads up the Marketing Committee for the Young Friends of Starlight Theatre and has been on the ArtsKC Awards Luncheon Committee for over 4 years. She has also been an eager participant in the Teach Children to Save program and acted as a 2nd Grade teacher on behalf of the bank in our “Duck Bucks” program at Ridgeview Elementary for 3 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Tyler, son, Henley, and their pets Irie and Hobson. They enjoy traveling and visiting her family in Iowa and Wisconsin. They consider themselves a “Hawk” family as their allegiances lie with both the Kansas Jayhawks and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Elise loves art, cooking, and even sells delicious cake pops!

  • Sandy Kessinger

    Sandy Kessinger

    Vice President, Commerical Lender

    Location: Leawood Banking Center Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Sandy started at Bank of Blue Valley in 2015 with 10 years of experience in Commercial Lending. She enjoys teaming up with business owners and decision makers to find financial solutions for them as well as being a trusted confidante to problem solve and consult with. She has a passion for her client’s businesses and she gets to live vicariously through them and their exciting endeavors!

    Sandy graduated from UMKC Bloch School of Business with a BBA in Finance. She and her husband, Don, reside in Grandview, MO with their 3 children and pets. She is very involved in her community as a Board of Director for the Grandview Chamber of Commerce, the Grandview Assistance Program, and the Grandview Education Foundation. When she isn’t busy as an employee, mother, or volunteer, Sandy enjoys running and has completed ten half marathons!

  • Kevin Klamm

    Kevin Klamm

    1st Vice President, Commercial Lender

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Kevin has been with Bank of Blue Valley since 2005.  In his current role on our commercial lending team he helps provide KC Metro area companies with financing to enable them to grow and prosper. He works primarily with operating companies to finance working capital.

    Kevin attended Johnson County Community College and the University of Kansas where he earned degrees in Economics and Sociology. A Chiefs and KU basketball fan, Kevin tries to stay as active as possible, having completed a marathon in 2010, competing in triathlons, and completing the Pikes Peak Ascent. He also loves to travel to Colorado to hike and camp, as well as anywhere with a beach, especially Mexico. Kevin’s family consists of his wife, Jamie, a nurse practitioner, and their son, Lincoln, born in 2013.

    Kevin currently serves as a Community Advisory Committee member with REACH Healthcare Foundation.

     

  • Bruce McCune

    Bruce McCune

    Vice President, Commercial Lender

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Bruce’s goal is to be accessible and responsive to prospects and clients, solve problems, and to get things done.  With over 40 years of banking experience with large regional banks and smaller community banks, he has a broad knowledge of numerous industries and has worked closely with a number of manufacturers, distributors, contractors, and a wide range of service companies to satisfy all of their financing needs. He has also participated in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions and projects. Bruce has handled commercial loan relationships as small as $10,000 and as large as $40,000,000. 

    Bruce is a native of Kansas City, having graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Kansas, and has developed a solid base of knowledge in the areas of business law, accounting, and financial analysis. His previous experiences help him to bring a great deal of creativity to the table. Bruce joined Bank of Blue Valley in 2007. He is passionate about serving customers as a commercial banking officer with a locally owned community bank.  Bruce keeps in regular touch with his customers and helps forge strong relationships that are of mutual benefit.

  • Richard L. Holtcamp NMLS#1310456

    Richard L. Holtcamp NMLS#1310456

    1st Vice President, Commercial Real Estate/Construction

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Richard oversees the commercial construction/development lending department at Bank of Blue Valley. In his day-to-day work, Richard manages a portfolio of primarily residential home builders, assists with business development and project management, sits on the Internal Loan, Compliance, and CRA Committees,  in addition to participating in and volunteering at a variety of events sponsored by Bank of Blue Valley.

    Richard is also a member of the Home Builder’s Association Board of Directors and is an active member of the organization. A graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a B.S. in business administration with an emphasis in marketing, Richard enjoys being outdoors, waterfowl and sport hunting, and being an active member of his church. He has been married to his wife, Carolyn, for over 25 years and has one daughter, Katie. His family also includes two Pembroke Corgis, Vivian and Trudy, and one “grandpuppy,” Sheldon, a full-size black and tan Doberman Pinscher.

  • Brandon Meyers NMLS#1310457

    Brandon Meyers NMLS#1310457

    Vice President, Commercial Lender

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    As Vice President of Commercial Lending, Brandon is able to help the American Dream come true every day. Having begun his career at Bank of Blue Valley in 2000, he works with the local home builder industry to provide financing for the construction of new single family residences around the Kansas City metro area.

    When it comes to sports, Brandon has many rooting interests including the St. Louis Cardinals, Royals, Chiefs, University of Notre Dame football and KU basketball. Brandon enjoys spending his free time watching his son participate in many sporting activities.

     

  • Cody Richardson NMLS#1310458

    Cody Richardson NMLS#1310458

    Vice President, Commercial Real Estate/Construction

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Cody started at Bank of Blue Valley in 2003 and brings great experience and talent to the commercial real estate team. In addition to providing financing to local home builders and developers in the Kansas City area, Cody also provides financing for businesses that are looking to construct or purchase commercial real estate. He views himself as not only a banker, but a business partner.

    Cody is married with two children, a daughter, Ella, and son, Cameron. His family also consists of two dogs, Darwin, a border collie mix, and Jaxon, a brown lab. Having graduated from Olathe North High School and Kansas State University with a degree in economics, Cody and his family live in Spring Hill. As one could imagine, Cody cheers on the K-State Wildcats any chance he gets, along with the Royals and Chiefs. 

  • Bethany Rambo

    Bethany Rambo

    Vice President, Treasury Management Sales

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Bethany began her career with Bank of Blue Valley in 2001 and provides customers with a variety of beneficial services in her role in the cash management department. She works with Bank of Blue Valley business customers to help them streamline payment processes and maximize efficiencies to improve cash flow. Bethany’s knowledge of Bank of Blue Valley’s treasury management services, payment solutions and electronic banking systems allows her to tailor a solution to a customer’s specific cash management needs. 

    Bethany graduated from Pittsburg State University with B.A. degrees in psychology and French. Living in Overland Park, Bethany likes to volunteer with the United Way and Arts KC. She also loves live music, dining out, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Bethany is married with one son and has a dog named Ali.

  • Sheila Stratton

    Sheila Stratton

    1st Vice President, eBusiness Solutions and Cashier

    Location: Overland Park Banking Center and Corporate Headquarters Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Sheila has been with Bank of Blue Valley since 1999. In her role as 1st Vice President, eBusiness Solutions & Cashier, she oversees the Deposit Operations, Electronic Services, and Treasury Management areas of the bank.  These areas have a multitude of products and services to assist with the daily operations of the bank.  Sheila focuses on implementing and managing products and applications to provide consumer and commercial customers with enhanced service offerings and functionality through debit card, online, and mobile channels. 

    Sheila is a graduate of Cloud County Community College and Ottawa University with a B.A. degree in Management.  She is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) with over 15 years of experience in electronic payments.  Sheila, her husband, and their two sons live in Spring Hill. 

  • Lisa Tomlinson

    Lisa Tomlinson

    Market President, Commercial Lender

    Location: Lenexa Banking Center Division: Business Banking Get in touch with me

    Acting as the Lenexa Market President, Lisa has been an employee at Bank of Blue Valley since 2002. Lisa works with business owners and decision makers in small and medium-sized companies that are looking to establish a local banking relationship with a community bank offering a proactive partnership. She strives to meet the needs of her clients through custom-structured loans, and enjoys meeting with clients in their office and offering a listening approach to problem solving. 

    Lisa attended Washburn University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City and earned her B.A. in economics. Living in Lenexa, she has been married to her husband, Thom, for over 30 years. They have two adult children that also live in the area, as well as Ruthie, a rescue mixed breed from the Humane Society, and Rose, a dachshund grand dog. Lisa has a variety of hobbies including playing the guitar and piano, golfing and flying as a private pilot.