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Jack Galle 2024 Pioneer Award

KBA’s Kansas Ag Bankers Division Honors Jack Galle

Jack Galle has been an outstanding member of the banking community for over 45 years, and his contributions to the industry cannot be overstated. Jack graduated in 1978 from K-State where he studied Agricultural Economics. His passion for banking started early in his career, working for his hometown bank in Moundridge, KS, in the early 80s before moving to Hutchinson National Bank as a correspondent banker and ag lender.


Jack relocated to Pratt in 1989 and began working as a community bank ag lender and branch president at Iuka State Bank. During his tenure, he managed the bank’s operations while it went through multiple ownership changes in the 1990s. Later, Jack briefly worked at People’s Bank for a couple of years in 2006 before joining First National Bank in Pratt. At First National Bank, he served as the lead lender and focused primarily on ag lending.


In 2018, Legacy Bank acquired and merged with First National Bank in Pratt, where Jack currently serves as Market President and Loan Officer for Commercial and Agricultural Lending. He was responsible for leading the bank’s ag lending efforts, and his contributions helped make the merger successful. Jack is a skilled banker and a civic-minded member of the community and has been a part of the Pratt community for over 35 years. He has served on numerous organizations, including the Pratt Hospital Board, USD 382 Board of Education, Rotary, Economic Development, and the Pratt Chamber of Commerce.



Market President & Loan Officer for Commercial and Agricultural Lending