Richard is a wealth management consultant for Commerce Trust Company. He facilitates the introduction of our prospective clients to a comprehensive service team which includes private banking, investment management, trust administration, and financial planning. Richard provides an integrated and seamless experience as we partner with clients to meet their long-term goals and objectives.
Prior to joining Commerce Trust Company, he was a Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Officer in Bank of America’s Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in Wichita, Kansas; a Senior Vice President and Manager of the Trust and Investment Divisions of Central Bank and Trust Co. in Hutchinson, Kansas; and a Vice President and Relationship Manager with BANK IV, Boatmen’s and NationsBank, all in Wichita. Before entering banking, he was a practicing attorney in Wichita, whose practice focused on trusts and estates, tax, and employee benefits.
Richard earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in economics, with Special Distinction, from the University of Oklahoma; a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas; and a Master of Laws in taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Richard is active in his community and profession, serving on the Board and as a Past President of the Wichita Estate Planning Council, and on the Wichita Catholic Diocese Planned Giving Advisory Council. He previously served on the Boards of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, TECH Foundation and Hospice of Reno County. He was also Past President of the Rotary Club of Hutchinson, and a Past Advisory Trust Committee member and faculty member for the Kansas and Nebraska Schools of Banking. Richard enjoys watching his favorite sports teams—K-State football and basketball, Kansas City Royals and Chiefs, and the St. Louis Blues. He also enjoys family game and movie nights with my wife and two children.