Greg M. Quarles has been named President and CEO of American State Bank & Trust in Great Bend. Since 2005, Quarles has served as President and Chief Risk Officer of H&R Block Bank and Financial Services. Originally from Pampa, Texas he began his career in 1982 as a loan officer with Lubbock National Bank. He joined the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in 1987 serving in the Midwestern District, including western Kansas. Quarles rose through the ranks of the OCC to become Assistant Deputy Comptroller for Credit Card Banks.
Quarles holds a B.S. in Finance from Texas Tech and an MBA from the University of Kansas. He holds certifications as an Internal Auditor, Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Financial Services Auditor.
“Through my meetings with the Bank’s leadership during the interview process, I feel the move is a good fit for me and my family. American State is in excellent financial condition, and I look forward to the challenge of taking its growth to the next level,” Quarles said.
Quarles and his wife, Leslie, have two grown sons.
Don LacKamp, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board stated, “We feel extremely fortunate to have someone with Greg’s credentials and experience to lead our team. Both he and Leslie will make a great addition to the communities we serve.”