- Gary provides leadership, direction and guidance of bank's activities to assure short and long-range profitability and planned growth of the bank. Gary obtained a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Washburn University. Gary has graduated from various banking schools and courses conducted by the Kansas and American Bankers Associations. He currently has over 37 years of banking experience. Since May 2005 Mr. Yager has served as President and CEO of BOTS and VisionBank. September 2002, Mr. Yager served as Vice Chairman and Director of Western National Bank, Overland Park, Kansas, and managed that bank's two branches in Topeka, Kansas. From 1996 until September, 2002, Mr. Yager served as Director, Executive Vice President, Branch President and Senior Lending Officer for Columbian Bank & Trust, Kansas. From 1986 until 1995, Mr. Yager served as Vice President Commercial Loans for Commerce Bank & Trust in Topeka, Kansas. From 1976 until 1986, Mr. Yager served as Assistant Vice President for First National Bank in Topeka, Kansas. Mr. Yager has been a resident of Topeka, Kansas area for approximately 41 years during which time he has been actively involved in numerous civic, professional and community organizations as a member, officer, director and volunteer. He is a Board Member of Go Topeka Economic Development, Topeka Housing Authority, Topeka Country Club, and Kansas Bankers Association.
Barb Montgomery has been a strong leader in banking since 1975. She oversees the retail department of VisionBank, including business development and the growth of VisionBank's new accounts and deposits. Barb is member of Most Pure Heart Church and several committees' in Topeka. Barb has raised four children in the Topeka area and believes in the benefits of community involvement. Barb has held several positions in the banking community such as Branch Manager, Assistant Vice President and Senior Vice President.
Tim is involved in generating commercial loans and developing new business for VisionBank. Tim obtained a Bachelor's in Business Administration with majors in Management and Marketing from Washburn University, and has more than 15 years of banking experience. Through that experience Tim has been involved in management, marketing, training, loan generation and customer relations. Tim graduated from the ABA National Commercial Lending School as well as Graduating from the School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin. Tim is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, 2009 Leadership Topeka, Topeka Active 20/30 Club (Board Member), Sales and Marketing Executives, Topeka Golf Association, and Fast Forward of Topeka.
Jeff started with VisionBank in 2006 and has over 15 years banking experience. Jeff overseas Information Technology, Compliance, Mortgage Lending departments along with conducting collateral and loan reviews for the Commercial Lending department. Jeff has attended Independent Bankers Association of America Audit School and Independent Community Bankers of America Compliance School where he graduated and earned his Community Bank Compliance Officer certification. Jeff is currently on the Schools of Banking Advisory Board, Friends of Topeka Zoo (FOTZ) Board and serves on the Executive Committee as Secretary and Harley Davidson's local chapter serving on the Board as Treasurer. Jeff is also an active contributor to United Way of Topeka.
Jana attended Kansas State University and Washburn University. She is a graduate of the Kansas Nebraska School of Banking and Compliance School. Jana has over 30 years of bank operations experience with 28 years in the Topeka area. She was a 1997 YWCA leadership honoree, has volunteered for Let's Help, KTWU, and the 501 Outreach Summer Lunch Program. She is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she has served as an Elder and Financial Secretary.