Equity Bank Creates Four Regional Leadership Positions Following Acquisition

Wichita-based Equity Bank has announced four new regional CEO positions since February. Photo credit: Google Maps

Posted March 21, 2024

Wichita-based Equity Bank has hired a new regional CEO to oversee the bank’s operations in its recently expanded Missouri market.

Craig Dunn will oversee regional strategies, commercial and consumer business development and local banking operations in Western Missouri, St. Joseph, and the recently acquired Kirksville locations. In December, Equity Bank announced it would acquire Rockhold Bancorp and absorb eight new locations, including the Bank of Kirksville. The deal officially closed in February.

Dunn’s appointed territory is comprised of 19 locations and will supervise around 130 team members, according to a release.

Before joining Equity Bank, Dunn most recently served as executive vice president of Commercial Banking at Guaranty Bank in Springfield, Mo. for three years. He also served as president of Regent Bank in Springfield from 2018 to 2020.

In February, Equity Bank also announced a list of internal promotions in the company. Included in those promotions were three new regional CEO positions.

Mark Parman, who has been with the company since 2012, was appointed the role of regional CEO of metro markets and will assume the title of senior regional CEO. Parman will continue to manage the Kansas City, Tulsa, and Wichita markets.

Justin Harris, who joined the bank in 2021, will take on the newly created CEO of the community south region position. He will oversee the Ozark Mountain Region, as well as the Southeast Kansas market.

Brad Daniel, with more than 20 years of experience and has been with the company since 2018, is now the CEO of the community west region. The regions under his oversight include central, southwest and western Kansas.