Mollie Carter jokingly calls herself the accidental CEO. Although her family has owned Salina, KS-based Sunflower Bank for 116 years, nobody in her family had ever worked for the bank, other than to serve on its board of directors.

"My family's always been in agriculture, and like any good farmer who makes a bit of money, they didn't trust anybody else with it, so they just bought a bank," she quips.

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