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KlariVis Announces Banking on Brilliance Class of 2023, Honors 50 Remarkable Women Driving Innovation in Banking

by KlariVis Team Oct 24, 2023

ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 24, 2023KlariVis, a pioneering leader in optimizing banking data analytics, is delighted to unveil the full list of 50 remarkable women who have been inducted into the Banking on Brilliance Inaugural Class of 2023.

“Banking on Brilliance” is a month-long celebration, developed by KlariVis, to honor and amplify the voices of remarkable women driving transformation in community banking. As a female-founded organization with an executive team comprised of former bankers, KlariVis possesses an acute understanding of the unique challenges women face while advocating for progressive initiatives in the banking industry.

The 50 members of the KlariVis Banking on Brilliance Class of 2023, hand-picked for their dedication to innovation, leadership, and forward-thinking strategies, include:

  • Michelle R. Austin, President & COO of Bank of Botetourt
  • Beth Beale, EVP & CFO of Benchmark Community Bank
  • Rachel Bitner, EVP & CFO of Ephrata National Bank
  • Cynthia Cain, Chief Accounting Officer of SmartBank
  • Lisa Campbell, CFO of F&M Bank
  • Jill Castilla, President & CEO of Citizens Bank of Edmond
  • Laura Clark, President & CEO of Opportunity Bank of Montana
  • Billie J. Connally, Director of Retail Strategy of Third Coast Bank SSB
  • Jennifer L. Deacon, EVP & CFO of FVCbank
  • Catherine A. Dillon, EVP & COO of BankFive
  • Youssi Farag, CFO of Citizens Bank of Edmond
  • Patricia A. Ferrick, President of FVCbank
  • Alice Frazier, President & CEO of Bank of Charles Town
  • LeeAnn Gephart, EVP & Chief Banking Officer of First Citizens Community Bank
  • Victoria Graves, EVP & Chief Information Officer of Dedham Savings
  • Rebecca Guerrasio, AVP, Innovation Team Leader, Employee Development Coordinator, Administrative Officer of Crest Savings Bank
  • Tracy Harris, President & CEO of National Bank & Trust
  • Lori G. Hassett, SVP & CFO of Pioneer Bank
  • Colleen T. Henkel, President & CEO of The First National Bank in Amboy
  • Rosie Hinojosa, EVP of IT of Rio Bank
  • Susan Hubble, EVP & Chief Information Officer of Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company
  • Kristi Krack, SVP Branch Administration, United Fidelity Bank
  • Amy C. Lucas, SVP & CFO of Century Bank & Trust
  • Toni Lucky, Chief Retail Operations of Legend Bank
  • Jennifer Marantz, SVP, Director of Corporate Communications of Bank of Springfield
  • Kaity McGuire, AVP & Project Manager of The National Bank of Indianapolis
  • Jackie McVay, SVP and CIO of Kitsap Bank
  • Tracey M. Pierce, SVP & CFO of Bank of Wisconsin Dells
  • Christy F. Quesenbery, EVP of Operations of Village Bank
  • Katherine J. Reese, CEO & Chairwoman of First State Bank of the Southeast
  • Stacey Rineer, CFO of Rosedale Federal Savings and Loan Association
  • Alicia Robertson, EVP & Chief Retail Officer of b1BANK
  • Nancy Rosentrater, COO of Oxford Bank
  • Debra L. Ross, EVP & CFO of The National Bank of Indianapolis
  • Courtney Sacchetti, CFO of Bankwell Financial Group
  • Mandy Sandrock, CFO of The First National Bank in Amboy
  • Heather Sargent, AVP, Marketing Director of First Citizens Community Bank
  • Kelly Schwartz, SVP Operations of United Fidelity Bank
  • Brandi Shiflett, COO of North Dallas Bank & Trust Co.
  • Tammy Sperry, VP & Business Data Analyst of Opportunity Bank of Montana
  • Allison Stout, SVP & Controller of South Atlantic Bank
  • Krista Suter, SVP & Finance Director of F&M Bank
  • Anne P. Tangen, President & CEO of BankFive
  • Maureen Terranova, CIO of BankFive
  • Dawn Tolley, CFO of The Farmers Bank of Appomattox
  • Missy Toombs, Marketing and HR Director of First State Bank of Rosemount
  • Ashley Vaughn, VP & Senior Operations Officer of The Commercial & Savings Bank
  • Tammy Waggoner, EVP & CFO of Union Bank
  • Bethany Warren-Oppe, Project Manager of First National Bank of Bastrop
  • Amanda L. Widener, Enterprise Risk Officer & Project Manager, ISO of First State Bank of the Southeast

This important celebration culminated on October 24 with a Banking on Brilliance webinar in which KlariVis Founder & CEO Kim Snyder, herself a former community bank CFO, led a thought-provoking discussion with distinguished industry leaders: Alice Frazier, CEO of Bank of Charles Town; Trish Ferrick, President of FVCbank; and Kim Kirk, COO of Queensborough National Bank & Trust Co. These women have harnessed their expertise, vision, and determination to challenge the industry’s status quo, introduce groundbreaking technologies, foster collaborative cultures, and reshape customer experiences.

“Nearly half of employees in banking are women, but only 15% hold executive roles and a mere 5% are CEOs. Yet, their contributions are nothing short of remarkable,” said Kim Snyder, CEO and founder of KlariVis. “As women continue to leave their mark and drive innovation within the industry, it’s essential that we acknowledge those who are already leading the way. We are proud to pay tribute to these 50 women for their unwavering dedication to innovation and progress in community banking.”

About KlariVis

Created by veteran community bank executives, KlariVis enables banks of any size to accelerate growth by leveraging the data that is locked in its siloed banking systems. Developed on a modern technology stack, KlariVis lets banks see data in a way that empowers their teams and customers to live and work better. With the time saved on analysis, banks can put their new insights to work towards building a better bank. For more information, visit www.KlariVis.com.

 

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