Archive for Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Breuer steps down as manager of bank’s new Basehor office

February 9, 2005

Debbie Breuer has resigned duties as branch manager of Community National Bank in Basehor, but will remain as a company executive. Effective this month, Breuer's work will be focused on business development and marketing, two areas she's thrilled to be involved with.

"My first love is marketing and getting out in front of the people," Breuer said. "In order to do that, I had to get out of the front office. I'm kind of looking forward to getting out and beating the streets."

Community National Bank opened its Basehor location in June 2002. Since then, it has moved into a permanent location at 158th Street and State Avenue and has quickly grown into one of the city's most visible businesses. Breuer has been with the bank since its opening in Basehor.

"Deb has been instrumental in getting the Basehor facility built and opened and in the growth of the bank," said Ron Johnson, Community National Bank president and chief executive officer. "We look forward to her continued guidance in the marketing of Community National Bank in the southern Leavenworth County area."

Breuer, a Tonganoxie resident and contributor to several Basehor and Tonganoxie organizations, including a current stint as president of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce, said her new responsibilities in marketing came as a natural progression because of her visibility with other organizations.

"It just seemed like something I wanted to do and it was a good fit because I'm involved with a million different organizations anyway," she said.

Her new role is far from a demotion, company officials said. Breuer will retain her position on the bank's advisory board in Basehor and continue to be in charge of the building itself. Basically, Breuer said, her responsibilities have been trimmed in day-to-day management and lending, two areas she isn't sad to let go.

Breuer's successor has not been named, and a search for a new branch manager at the Basehor location is currently under way, bank officials said.

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