May 23, 2016
Rose Hill, KANSAS – Roger Kepley, President & CEO of Rose Hill Bank has
announced his plan to retire in January of 2017. The Board of Directors
will conduct a search for his successor that will take into consideration
internal and external candidates.
Kepley has been a prominent and well-respected member of Kansas banking for
nearly four decades. Kepley spent the first ten years of his career with
Grant County State Bank in Ulysses, Kansas then moved to Intrust Bank
(f/k/a First National Bank in Wichita), where he remained for 25 years and
rose to the position of Executive Vice President of the Correspondent
Banking Division. Kepley agreed to take the lead at Rose Hill Bank after
its acquisition by American State Bancshares in 2011.
Kepley has served in various roles for many Wichita area charitable
organizations, including United Way, Kansas Food Bank and American Cancer
Society. He participated in Leadership Wichita and Leadership Kansas, and
has devoted much time over the years to committee assignments with the
Kansas Bankers Association.
“It is a bittersweet moment and was an honor and a privilege to be
associated with such an extraordinary group of individuals,” said Kepley.
He expressed his deep appreciation to the shareholders, management and
fellow employees for the opportunity to work with them the past five years.
Kepley looks forward to watching the continued growth and success of Rose
Hill Bank while enjoying the next chapter of his life traveling with his
wife, Mona, playing golf and spoiling their (soon to be 13) grandchildren.
“Roger has been a tremendous leader at Rose Hill Bank, and we look forward
to his continuing guidance thru 2016,” said Don LacKamp, Chairman of the
Board of the Bank and President of American State Bancshares, Inc. “He has
been a leader in our industry for many years, and we have been very
fortunate to have benefited from his extensive experience and penchant for
leadership.” Kepley also serves on the Board of Directors of the holding