Thomas A. Page, former president of the community banking division of Bank IV Kansas, has been named president and chief executive officer of Emprise Bank Wichita, a subsidiary of Emprise Financial Corp., Wichita, Kansas.

As president of the community banking division for Bank IV, Mr. Page was responsible for management of its community banks in Kansas -- 33 branches, $1.4 billion in total assets, $550 million in total loans, and 560 staff.

"Throughout my career I have always been 100% community bank focused," said Mr. Page. "What I hope to bring to this position is an understanding and appreciation of what a community bank is and what it takes to operate it well. At the same time, I have an opportunity to gain management and operational experience in a much larger bank which will be beneficial to Emprise as the bank grows in the future."

In January, the Wichita bank said, it put into place a more innovative, service-oriented management structure grouping commercial and retail banking services into two areas of responsibility.

Mr. Page's team includes Melissa Skaff Cohlmia, retail banking; Linda Erb, human resources; Joye B. Haneberg, operations/security; Susan J. Mostrous, business development; Steve Onken, marketing; L. Thomas Veatch, chief financial officer; and Gregory K. Wilson, commercial lending.

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