Overland Park & Leawood

Bank of Blue Valley promotes senior managers

Bank executives promoted

Blue Valley Ban Corp. has promoted three senior executives and added new board members.

The Overland Park-based holding company for the Bank of Blue Valley named Mark Fortino executive vice president and chief operating officer of the bank. He is also chief financial officer of the holding company.

Steve Fleischaker has been named Bank of Blue Valley’s senior vice president, director of sales and business development. He will continue to serve as the Olathe market president for the bank.

In addition, Dennis Weber was named first vice president and chief financial officer for the bank.

Blue Valley has also added Thomas McDonnell and Anne St. Peter to the holding company’s board of directors. McDonnell was the chief executive officer of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation until retiring last year. He previously had been the longtime chief executive of DST Systems Inc. St. Peter is the founder of Global Prairie, a digital marketing and advertising agency.

Bank of Blue Valley named two new directors: William Wilkerson IV, president and chief executive of Haas & Wilkerson Insurance; and Steve Wilkinson, the recently retired president and chief executive of Menorah Medical Center.

Presidential search

Leawood-based EFL Associates Inc. has been retained by Park University in its search for a new president. The executive search firm specializes in academic, business and nonprofit executive recruitment. A new president is expected to be hired in time for the start of Park’s 2015-2016 academic year, which begins on July 1.

The previous president, Michael H. Droge, was named the university’s chancellor last summer. David Fowler, the interim president, previously indicated he would not be a candidate for the permanent position.

De Soto bonds

Moody’s Investors Service has assigned an Aa3 rating to $29.3 million in De Soto school district bonds. Proceeds from the bond sale will be used to refund older securities that are maturing.

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