Stephanie began her career in 1978 after graduating from the University of Missouri with a degree in accounting. She has experience and training in all aspects of banking and presently serves as president/chief operating officer and as a member of the board of directors.
Community involvement has always been important to Stephanie. She has served on various boards and has volunteered for numerous organizations. Stephanie feels that being a community banker requires giving back to the community with time and energy to projects that enhance the quality of life in the communities that the bank services.
BRAD HOGAN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Thurza started her banking career in 1980 as a teller at Hardin State Bank (later known as Ray County Bank). She worked her way through the operations departments to the Cashier and Vice President position of the bank. When the bank was sold in 1995, Thurza continued her career at a bank in the KC area. In 2001 she was part of the team that organized Community Bank of Missouri. She currently serves as a member of the executive team and serves on the board of directors.
Thurza’s church and community are very important to her. She has served on different committees at her church and in the community, including the Richmond City Council, the Chamber of Commerce and many other organizations.
In the 41 years of her career Thurza has seen a lot of changes in the banking industry. But one thing hasn’t changed and that is the level of service and care Thurza brings to our bank customers.
Michelle has worked in the banking industry for 25 years. She started her career as a secretary and has progressed to a loan processor, loan administrator and now is a loan officer. Her knowledge of lending from the beginning of the process to the final closing is invaluable to our customers.
Prior to joining Community Bank of Missouri in 2005, she stayed at home with her two boys and ran a daycare. She enjoys spending time with her two sons and is very close with her family. She also enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and crafting.
Michelle grew up in Lexington and understands how important it is to be involved in the community. She’s served on the Booster Club Board for the last 4 years. She feels it’s essential to be part of a local bank that cares for and understands the needs of its customers.
Shelby is an Excelsior Springs native and tech enthusiast who started working for Community Bank of Missouri as a part-time teller in 2015 at the Excelsior Springs location. After attending Western Governor’s University and earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting, Shelby began her role as the IT Specialist for Community Bank of Missouri in 2021.
Shelby serves her community through organizations like The Excelsior Springs Chamber of Commerce and Excelsior Spring's Rotary International chapter, as well as continuously, looking for opportunities that positively benefit our local communities.
In her free time Shelby enjoys playing video games, studying animation, learning and experimenting with new tech and gadgets, reading and snuggling with her three cats.