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Powelson hired as regional president of Equity Bank
Shawn C. Powelson

WICHITA — Equity Bank has announced the hire of Shawn C. Powelson as Regional President of its Central Kansas Region.

Since April, Powelson has been overseeing all operations at the five Equity Bank branches in his territory, which includes two locations in Great Bend, and one in each Larned, St. John and Macksville.

“We are excited for Shawn to lead our Central Kansas Region and continue to serve the Great Bend footprint and surrounding areas that he has been serving for years,” said Brad Daniel, regional CEO of Equity Bank. “The talent and experience Equity Bank continues to add will help us continue to provide great service to our customers and team members.”

Powelson has spent the last four years working in banking in the region. He comes to Equity Bank from Landmark National Bank in Great Bend, where he served for two years as assistant vice president of commercial lending, beginning in 2020. Powelson also worked as an account executive for Insurance Planning, Inc. in 2019, and was chief opportunity scout for the First National Bank of Syracuse prior to that.

From 2009 to 2011, he was an assistant vice president and loan officer for Western State Bank in Scott City.

“I am a native Kansan who has called Great Bend home for four years now,” Powelson said. “I am committed to the success and stability of our region and working with talented bankers in central Kansas to serve our customers every day.”