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About American Bank
The American Bank was established in 1917 in Baxter Springs Kansas and expanded services with a new branch in Columbus in April, 1999 and Galena in July, 2003.
On January 1, 2011, four families with historic, long standing ties to American Bank and Cherokee County purchased full ownership of American Bank with the contribution of $4 million in additional capital. The American Bank Board of Directors and management team was realigned on January 1, 2011, to reflect the new owners’ commitment to restore the American Bank as a strong community bank.
The new investors include: Larry Bingham, Ross Hartley, Fred Mitchelson and Bob Robinson. The investors hired Lynn Mitchelson to become C.E.O. and Chairman of the Board. Cassie Mann was promoted to the role of President and C.O.O. after Tim Shallenburger resigned on November 1, 2010 to join Governor Elect Sam Brownback’s Administration. Larry Bingham, Cassie Mann, Lynn Mitcheslon, Bob Robinson and Tim Shallenburger serve as Directors of American Bank. On February 10, 2011, Lanny Drummond returned to American Bank. Lanny now serves as Executive Vice President and Commercial Lender Officer. Gregg Motley joined the American Bank team in January 2012 and serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Lender
In 1995 Paula Collins, of Denton, Texas, designed a sculpture depicting a number of aspects spanning more than 100 years of the heritage of Baxter Springs. This beautiful mural is on the side of our building at our main location in downtown Baxter Springs. Come by and view this wonderful work of art!
View the full story on the mural here.