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Equity Bancshares in Kan. taps insider as next bank CEO

Equity Bancshares in Wichita, Kan., has a new bank CEO.


The $5.2 billion-asset company said in a press release that Rick Sems had taken on the role at Equity Bank. Sems, who is the bank’s president, succeeded Brad Elliott, who remains the company’s chairman and CEO.


Julie Huber was named chief operating officer. She has worked in several leadership roles, including overseeing credit administration, strategic initiatives and risk and compliance.


“We’re pleased to recognize more Equity success stories built on entrepreneurial spirit,” Elliott said in the release.


“Our company was built to foster talent and drive growth, and we continue to position both our company and people to maintain those principles as we build for the future,” Elliott added.

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