Dedicated to Our Customers
Local ownership and a strong fifth-generation management team provide the tools needed to enhance our customers’ lives and help business partners grow and succeed.
Frank A. Suellentrop began his employment at the bank on May 30, 1973 and later succeeded his father, Clem Suellentrop, as president in 1991. Frank served as Legacy Bank’s President and CEO from 1991 – 2018. He now serves as Chairman of the Board.
Legacy Bank Leadership
Brad YaegerPresident/CEO ShowClose Bio
“Legacy Bank is very community-focused. The employees are dedicated to providing great customer service with cutting edge products and services.”
Industry Experience: 39+ Years
With nearly four decades of experience in the banking industry and educations in both business and banking, Brad Yaeger serves as our president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As such, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of Legacy Bank.
Brad is involved in many community events and activities, including Wichita Riverfest, Wichita Wagonmasters, Wichita Area Builders Association, Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, Catholic Church Committees and youth sports programs. He currently serves on the GraceMed Finance Committee and is on the Board of Trustees for Newman University. He is also actively involved with the Community Bankers Association of Kansas, Kansas Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers.
Brad is married with three children and five grandchildren. He enjoys golfing, boating and traveling.
Brice MalloyExecutive Vice President ShowClose Bio
“I enjoy really getting to know our customers. I have been with Legacy Bank for 15 years now. In that time, I have seen our customers’ businesses and families grow and evolve.”
Industry Experience: 22+ Years
As the executive vice president of Legacy Bank, Brice Malloy manages all aspects of lending. He utilizes his education in finance and more than two decades of industry experience to direct the loan officers, credit department, and loan operations.
Brice has a daughter attending Kansas State University and enjoys golfing, attending concerts, and working out.
Steven SuellentropExecutive Vice President ShowClose Bio
“I am very passionate about Legacy Bank and the communities in which we serve.”
Industry Experience: 13 Years
With a business degree from Kansas State University and a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Steven serves as our executive vice president. Steven has been with Legacy Bank since 2008 and assists the president with the development of bank operations, personnel, financial performance and growth.
Steven is involved in many community events and activities, including participating in the Blessed Sacrament Men’s Club and Knights of Columbus, working with the Kansas Bankers Association, serving on the Schools of Banking Advisory Committee, working as the Douglas Design District president, and serving as a Junior Achievement volunteer and an Honorary Commander for the 22nd Comptroller Squadron at the McConnell Air Force Base. In 2018, Steven completed the Kansas Bankers Association’s Bank Leaders of Kansas program.
Steven is married to Erica Suellentrop, and together they enjoy spending time with their daughter and son.
Melisa SorensonSenior Vice President of Operations and Technology ShowClose Bio
“Legacy Bank, its owners, and staff are my extended family. It is a pleasure to be part of the Legacy Bank culture where we care about one another and our customers!”
Industry Experience: 29+ Years
Drawing on decades of experience in the industry, Melisa Sorenson is responsible for the management, supervision and direction of all retail services, deposit operations and Information Technology (IT) department activities. Additionally, she is a member of the Bank Strategic Management Team and the Bank Compliance Committee.
Melisa is involved in the local Wichita community as a member of the Executive Committee for the Douglas Design District, serves on the Board for the Community Bankers Association of Kansas and is also a member of the Education and Events Committee for the Community Bankers Association of Kansas. In 2012, Melisa completed the Kansas Bankers Association’s Bank Leaders of Kansas program.
She enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family.
Grady TrumbleSenior Vice President of Finance ShowClose Bio
“The people are what make working for Legacy Bank special. It has more of a family atmosphere than anywhere I have worked previously.”
Industry Experience: 11+ Years
With more than a decade of experience in financial services and an education in business administration, Grady Trumble serves as our senior vice president of finance. He is responsible for regulatory compliance, audits, budgeting, reporting and portfolio investment management. In 2020, Grady graduated summa cum laude from the Barrett School of Banking.
Grady is involved in the community through his church and youth sports. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his wife and three young children.
Kristen WesolowskyVice President of Marketing ShowClose Bio
“I have a great group of coworkers that make coming to work each day fun and exciting. I am proud to work for a company that has such a rich history and cares about making our community better.”
Industry Experience: 10+ Years
Kristen Wesolowsky has years of experience in marketing and draws on an education in mass media to develop and oversee Legacy Bank’s marketing efforts. Additionally, she is a member of the Strategic Management Team, serves on several bank committees, completed the Kansas Bankers Association’s Bank Leaders of Kansas program in 2020, and was recognized at the 2021 Wichita Business Journal Marketing Awards.
Kristen is actively involved in the Wichita community, serving on the board of the Old Town Association, and she attends many community events as a representative of Legacy Bank.
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