Growth Fuels New Additions to Adams Dairy Bank Staff

April 17th, 2012

New accounts surge as consumers seek local banking options.

BLUE SPRINGS, MO. (April 17, 2012) – On the heels of three consecutive months of significant account growth, Adams Dairy Bank today announced new staff additions including: Christina Obenshain, Loan Processor; Ife Opakunle, Staff Accountant; and Tanner Griffin, Intern.

According to Adams Dairy Bank President & CEO David Chinnery, the unprecedented growth in the first quarter of 2012 is a good sign of growing economic conditions in and around the Blue Springs area. “Our new customers are local residents and business owners who understand the importance of banking with a locally owned institution. Buy local is now becoming bank local and the result has been the need for more staff,” added Chinnery.

Chinnery noted that all three additions to the bank staff come from the surrounding communities served by the bank. “Buy local, bank local translates to hiring local,” said Chinnery.

Christina Obenshain brings over twenty years of project management experience from a wide range of industries to her new position as Loan Processor. She has served in a variety of roles with locally-based companies such as H&R Block, Starlight Theatre and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City.  Obenshain is a graduate of Central Missouri University in Warrensburg.

Ife Opakunle, a Blue Springs graduate at the top of her class, joins Adams Dairy Bank graduating this May from William Jewell College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She completed an accounting internship, and additional voluntary educational opportunities to prepare her well for joining the team at Adams Dairy Bank.

Tanner Griffin is fulfilling an internship that will end when he graduates from Grain Valley High School next month. He is staying on through the summer to gain further insight to the financial services field. Griffin focused on advanced math, accounting and personal finance classes while at Grain Valley. A letterman in basketball and soccer, Griffin was a volunteer youth basketball coach as well.

About Adams Dairy Bank

Adams Dairy Bank, located near the intersection of I-70 and Adams Dairy Parkway, is a full-service community bank serving the greater eastern Jackson County community. Based in Blue Springs, Mo., the Adams Dairy Bank staff, board members and their nearly 190 local shareholders are creating a banking-family environment by serving individuals, small- to mid-size business owners, and professional corporations in the region. In addition to their convenient location in Coronado Place, Adams Dairy Bank customers have access to 555 ATMs through the UltraSF network. For more information, visit


A high resolution image of Christina Obenshain is available online.

A high resolution image of Ife Opakunle is available online.

A high resolution image of Tanner Griffin is available online.

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