Adams Dairy Bank Fills Strategic Leadership Role

April 11th, 2013

Steven W. Giles named Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer

steven_gilesBLUE SPRINGS, MO. (April 11, 2013) Adams Dairy Bank today announced that Steven W. Giles has joined the bank as Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer. Giles comes to Adams Dairy Bank from Overland Park-based Freedom Bank where he was one of the founders of the bank in 2006, and most recently served as its Chief Lending Officer.

“Steve joins our bank at a critical juncture in our bank’s development and growth,” said David Chinnery, President and CEO. “His experience and leadership will greatly expand our capacity to serve our growing customer base in Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit and Eastern Jackson County.”

In his role as Adams Dairy Bank’s Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, Giles becomes a member of the bank’s senior leadership team with responsibility for the day-to-day management of the lending function and loan portfolio. In addition Giles will have responsibility for other ongoing business operations, community relationships and new growth initiatives.

Giles was one of the principal players in the formation and growth of Freedom Bank in 2006, including helping to secure its bank charter and raise $9 million in initial equity capital. As Chief Lending Officer, Giles was responsible for Freedom’s loan portfolio during its growth from de novo to $150 million in assets. As a member of Freedom’s executive management team, Giles led profitable growth initiatives over his tenure assisting in the bank’s overall success during that period.

Prior to joining Freedom Bank, Giles served as Senior Vice President for Enterprise Bank & Trust, Country Club Plaza location from 2003-2005 where he managed the commercial loan portfolio and was instrumental in the Plaza bank’s growth to profitability. Prior to that, Giles was Vice President, Commercial Banking for Wells Fargo Bank in Kansas City. He also served as Vice President, Capital Markets / Corporate Finance Group for UMB Bank from 1999 to 2002, and Senior Client Manager, Financial Strategies Group for Bank of America from 1992 to 1999.

A graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Giles received his MBA from Avila University with an emphasis in Finance.

Giles returns home to his roots in Lee’s Summit where he went to high school and currently lives with his wife Kim and their three children.

“Our bank takes tremendous pride in the fact that we are homegrown, from our many local customers to our stockholders and associates,” added Chinnery. “Steve joining our bank not only gives us tremendous skill, experience and leadership, it adds another homegrown element that our customers appreciate and value.”

 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 associates, board members and 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


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