Central Bank’s Bill Dana to retire from chair

Abby Hoover
Managing Editor


The Board of Directors of Central Bank of Kansas City announced last week the retirement of Bill Dana as Vice Chairman. In September of 2019, Steve Giles replaced Dana as President/CEO as he transitioned to the Vice Chairman role along with the management of CBKC CDC, LLC, an affiliated Community Development Corporation.


Dana will remain on as a board member of the bank and contribute as a member of several committees. In addition, he will continue to be involved with CBKC CDC, LLC, which is


an affiliate that allocates the placement of New Markets Tax Credits awarded by the US Treasury’s CDFI Fund.


Dana has been an integral part of Central Bank of Kansas City for the past 30 years and under his leadership, the bank has become a leader in offering a variety of banking services to its customer base, according to a press release from the bank.


“It has been my greatest professional honor to lead this amazing bank, to work alongside our staff and board, to join forces with our industry partners and to serve our clients,” Dana said. “I look forward to continued service on the bank’s board of directors and leading our Community Development Corporation.”


As a certified Community Development Financial Institution since 1998, the bank has directed capital to underserved communities through financing high-impact, mission-focused projects under Dana’s leadership. The provision of banking services and financial education to the underbanked community during his tenure has been of the utmost importance to Dana and Central Bank, according to their statement.


“Bill’s passion and vision for delivering banking services in underserved communities has allowed Central Bank to become one of the leading Community Development Financial Institutions in the country,” Board Chair Joe Tutera said. “His initiatives help revitalize the communities we serve. Bill’s pursuit of excellence while leading Central Bank has been the key contributor to the success of the bank. We will strive to maintain these same high standards of excellence. We wish him continued success and happiness in both his retirement and continued involvement on the board. The Board of Directors are very excited about the future of Central Bank and we look forward to working closely with Steve Giles and his team as we continue to grow the bank and serve our clients and customers.”


Since 1951, Central Bank of Kansas City has delivered affordable financial services, products and education for Kansas City and surrounding communities. CBKC is a $320 million asset community bank located in the historic Northeast KC area. Learn more at centralbankkc.com.

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