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Legacy Bank Leadership

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Steven Suellentrop

President/CEO 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 bank president and CEO.

Steven has been with Legacy Bank since 2008 and is responsible for the day-to-day management of Legacy Bank.

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.

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Rex Reynolds

Executive Vice President ShowClose Bio

“Since coming to Legacy Bank, I have truly found a home and embraced the bank’s philosophy of being a community bank that is there to support our customers, communities, and staff. This is banking as it should be!”

Industry Experience: 30+ Years

With over three decades of industry experience and education in business and banking, Rex Reynolds serves as our executive vice president, where he oversees the commercial lending staff, consumer lenders, credit department, and loan operations department at Legacy Bank.

Rex is involved in many community events and activities, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Power Pool, spending 16 years as a City Council Member for the City of Mount Hope, serving on the Board of Directors for the Mount Hope Community Development, and coaching little league sports in the Mount Hope Area.

Rex is married with three adult children, a new son-in-law, and two dogs. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, shooting sporting clays, doing yard work, and being with my family and friends.

Melisa Sorenson

Melisa Sorenson

Senior Vice President, Director of Innovation 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, 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 Trumble

Grady Trumble

Senior 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: 15+ Years

With more than fifteen years of experience in financial services and an education in business administration and finance, Grady Trumble serves as our Senior Vice President of Finance. He is responsible for regulatory compliance, audits, budgeting, reporting and portfolio investment management. In 2021, Grady completed the Kansas Bankers Association’s Bank Leaders of Kansas program as well as graduated summa cum laude from the Barrett Graduate School of Banking.

Grady is involved in the community through his church, schools,  and youth sports. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his wife and three young children.

Jaclyn Dewey

Jaclyn Dewey

Vice President of Retail Services ShowClose Bio

“Since joining Legacy Bank, I have truly enjoyed meeting all the employees. Whether they work behind the scenes or directly with customers, their passion for our communities and customers is evident.”

Industry Experience: 18+ Years

With over 18 years of industry experience and a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University, Jaclyn Dewey serves as our Vice President of Retail Services at Legacy Bank. Each day, she draws on her previous experience managing retail branches to oversee the business development of our various retail branches.

Outside of work, Jaclyn serves as a board member for the Pando Initiative and enjoys cheering on her children at their sporting events with her husband, Gavin Dewey.

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Kristen Wesolowsky

Vice 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. Kristen completed the Kansas Bankers Association’s Bank Leaders of Kansas program in 2019,  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.

Legacy Bank Board

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Frank Suellentrop

Chairman ShowClose Bio

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.

Brad Yaeger

Brad Yaeger

Vice Chairman 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 served as Legacy Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 2019 – 2021. He now serves as Vice Chairman of the Board.

Over the years, Brad has been 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 Guadalupe Clinic 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.

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