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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!
Mary Ellen Brooks
Registered Sales Assistant, INVESTLocation: Leawood Banking Center Division: Investment Services Get in touch with me
Mary Ellen has been with Bank of Blue Valley since 2006 and currently works within the Investment Department. With a Bachelor of Science and Administrator from Baker University, Mary Ellen works to support the Registered Representatives in offering financial guidance and solutions to customers. From direct interaction with clients and maintaining records to planning a wide range of events and coordinating compliance efforts, Mary Ellen plays a large role in keeping the department moving. She is also involved in the department’s marketing efforts to keep the department visible to bank customers. She feels it is a pleasure to be a part of the Bank of Blue Valley team.
Mary Ellen stays very busy outside of work with her family. She lives in Overland Park with her husband and have 4 children and 14 grandchildren who range in age from two to 21 years old, including 7-year old quintuplets. The family with quintuplets live locally, while the rest of her family is spread out between Florida, Colorado and California. In Mary Ellen’s free time, she enjoys traveling, writing children’s poems, fossil hunting and chasing storms. She is also passionate about music, and her favorite place in the world is 12 feet off the ground in her screened in porch.
Registered Representative, INVESTLocation: Leawood Banking Center Division: Investment Services Get in touch with me
Tony oversees the Investment Department’s day-to-day operational management. In addition to his managerial duties like sales goals & activities, performance tracking, marketing and personnel training, Tony also meets with clients and helps them achieve their financial goals through creating, implementing and managing estate planning, retirement planning, educational planning, wealth preservation and other strategies.
Originally from Nebraska – Tony graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a B.S. in finance and economics – he moved to Lenexa in 1999. He is married with three children, and enjoys going camping with them. Tony’s second home is the water, as he swam competitively for 15 years and was a varsity swimmer during his time at Nebraska. He also enjoys fishing, bicycling, gardening and cheering for the Huskers, Chiefs, Royals and Sporting Kansas City.
Registered Representative, INVESTLocation: Olathe Banking Center Division: Investment Services Get in touch with me
Having joined Bank of Blue Valley in 2000, Brett works to help customers reach their specific financial goals. Providing service in both our Olathe and Overland Park Banking Centers, Brett meets with clients to discover their needs and goals, then helps create and implement a strategy to help them save for retirement, protect their assets, save for a child’s college education or other financial goal.
Outside of the office, Brett volunteers as coordinator for Watch D.O.G.S. at Heritage Elementary, a father mentoring program. He also coaches youth baseball and softball. He has been married to his wife, Vanessa, for 15+ years, and has three children, Riley, Julianna and Tyler. A graduate of the University of Kansas in 1997, Brett cheers for his Jayhawks as well as the Royals throughout the year.
Blue Valley Investment ServicesLocation: Leawood Banking Center Division: Investment Services
INVEST Financial Corporation, member FINRA/SIPC and its affiliated insurance agencies offer securities, advisory services and insurance products and are not affiliated with Bank of Blue Valley or Blue Valley Investment Services. Products offered are Not FDIC insured, Not bank guaranteed, and May lose value including loss of principal.