Bob Regnier, Bank of Blue Valley CEO and Founder, Announces Retirement and Continued Role as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
Overland Park, KS – November 16, 2021 – Bank of Blue Valley (BBV) announced today that Bob Regnier, Chief Executive Officer, plans to retire at the end of 2021; continuing an active role with the organization as Vice-Chairman role on the Board of Directors. As the Vice-Chairman of the board, he will remain involved with the organization in an advisory role, while being able to take time to enjoy retirement with his family, travel and continue his involvement in the community.
As a visionary, Regnier seized on the opportunity of growth in Johnson County and the Greater Kansas City area when he founded Bank of Blue Valley in 1989. Since that time, Bank of Blue Valley continued to prevail. Over the years, Bank of Blue Valley received honorable mention as one of the area’s strongest midsize banks and one of the Top 5 Strongest Large Banks in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal. Bob has also been recognized locally as a leader in the business community in the Kansas City Business Journal Power 100 and Ingram’s Top 250. Through the Regnier Family Foundation, he and his family have also donated significant dollars to the area with notable donations to Johnson County Community College, Kansas State University, Union Station, Kansas University, and the Wonderscope Children’s Museum.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors and Bank of Blue Valley’s employees, we want to thank Bob for his leadership and impact since founding the organization over 32 years ago," said Brent Giles, President, Bank of Blue Valley. "As a strategic leader, Bob guided the organization through growth years as well as an economic recession in 2008. The Board of Directors is sincerely grateful to Bob for his dedication to Bank of Blue Valley, Johnson County and Kansas City area. We are grateful he is able to enjoy retirement while providing insights and assistance as Vice-Chairperson of our Board of Directors."
“It is hard to believe over 30 years ago, I started Bank of Blue Valley with the goal of assisting small and commercial companies as well as individuals with their financial needs,” states Bob Regnier, CEO, Bank of Blue Valley. “Since that time, we have done just that, along with helping the community grow through local non-profits. I am happy to be moving to the Vice-Chairman role which will allow me to spend time with my family while being able to stay active with BBV. We have constructed a strong commercial team to help small and middle market business grow and a friendly, knowledgeable consumer and private banking staff to assist individuals with their personal goals. I look forward to helping this team assist current clients while continuing to build our presence in this market.”
Regnier will continue his role as Vice Chairman of the board as he steps down as CEO in January 2022. Brent Giles, current President, will assume the CEO & President role upon Bob’s departure.