Jeff Schmid the 10th District

Urban Financial Services Coalition presents awards

In December, the Bank hosted the annual awards presentation of the Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC). The organization’s mission is to provide professional development to its ethnically diverse membership base and promote equitable access to financial services and education. Pictured with President Schmid: UFSC members Ola Truelove-Ross and Theodis Watson.

Meeting with the region’s banking association leaders

In October, President Schmid met with the presidents and CEOs of banking associations across the Tenth District. These organizations support banks and bankers through leadership, advocacy and education to benefit their communities and customers. Pictured, front row from left: Mike Van Norstrand, Independent Community Bankers of Colorado; Doug Wareham, Kansas Bankers Association; President Schmid; Jackson Hataway, Missouri Bankers Association; and Jenifer Waller, Colorado Bankers Association. Back row, from left: Scott Meier, Wyoming Bankers Association; Richard Baier, Nebraska Bankers Association; Dexter Schrodt, Nebraska Independent Community Bankers; and Craig Buford, Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma.

Meeting Kansas governor during visit to Topeka

During a February visit to the Kansas capitol, President Schmid met with Governor Laura Kelly. The two discussed the Kansas economy.

Speaking with Oklahoma community bankers

In February, President Schmid provided remarks at a leadership conference hosted by the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma. Pictured at the event with Schmid was Robert Young, chairman of the association.

Connecting with banking leaders from the region

The Kansas City Fed in February hosted a roundtable for a group of Tenth District bankers to discuss the banking environment. The event provided an opportunity for President Jeff Schmid to connect with bankers in the District and gain a better understanding of the local and regional economies that they serve. Along with President Schmid, Senior Vice President of Supervision and Risk Management Tara Humston and other bank leaders participated in the roundtable

Kansas City Fed participates in Kansas rural leadership program

In late 2023, the Bank hosted the Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) program, with President Schmid and Bank economists speaking during a leadership class. The two-year program is designed to identify and develop leaders who will positively impact Kansas agriculture and rural communities. Pictured with President Schmid: Jill Zimmerman, president of the KARL program, and Doug Wareham, president and CEO of the Kansas Bankers Association.