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Equity in Kansas hires next bank president

Equity Bancshares in Wichita, Kan., has hired a new bank president.

The $5.1 billion-asset company said in a press release that Rick Sems will oversee its sales and service teams and will join Equity Bank’s board. He succeeded Craig Anderson, who resigned.

Sems, who  recently served as chief banking officer at First Bank in St. Louis, will move to Wichita and join the company on May 15.

“Rick’s track record and diverse banking experience will fit well with our entrepreneurial culture, and he will aid our agile and robust service and sales teams across business and consumer platforms in all our regions,” Brad Elliott, the company’s chairman and CEO, said in the release.

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