Commerce Bank of Kansas City, Mo., a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, has hired Todd Gafney as senior vice president in the commercial banking division's business banking group.

Mr. Gafney, who was a community bank president at UMB Bank in Kansas City, has 11 years of commercial lending and business development experience in the area.

Commerce Bank also promoted four assistant vice presidents to vice president.

Jeff Burik manages the merchant sales force and customer service for the bank card merchant services division.

Eileen W. Iwashyna manages the Plaza Banking Center branches.

Chris Lashier is a manager in the consumer loan operations division. She is responsible for a consumer loan portfolio in the Kansas City area as well as the rest of Kansas and western Missouri.

Katherine Thorn Reynolds, in the operations division, manages the account analysis and operations support departments.

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