Staff & Banking Board

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Michelle W. Bowman

Bank Commissioner


Michelle "Miki" Bowman was confirmed by a unanimous vote in the Kansas Senate as the State Bank Commissioner on January 31, 2017. Miki is a fifth generation banker from Council Grove in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas.

Miki joined Farmers & Drovers Bank as Vice President in 2010, just as the Dodd Frank regulations were beginning to take effect. Through her work at the Bank, she has extensive experience in trusts, loans and compliance -- and many other aspects of bank management. Miki is also involved in her family's cattle and farm operation, and is very familiar with the importance of agriculture in the Kansas economy.

Miki earned a Juris Doctorate from the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Advertising and Journalism from the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

In addition to serving as an executive in the banking industry, Miki's professional experience includes working for Senator Bob Dole in Washington, DC and serving as a counsel to the US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Miki was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as an executive at the Federal Emergency Management Agency as Director of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and, upon its establishment, at the Department of Homeland Security as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Policy Advisor to Secretary Tom Ridge.

Prior to returning to Kansas with her family in 2010, Miki led a government and public affairs consultancy based in London, United Kingdom.

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Judi Stork

Deputy Bank Commissioner
Division of Banking

Judi began her career with the OSBC in 1979. She has served as Deputy Commissioner since 1991. As Deputy Bank Commissioner, she is responsible for the oversight and supervision of approximately 210 state banks and nine trust companies with combined assets of over $93 billion. She has served the agency as Acting Bank Commissioner on six occasions. Judi serves on the board of directors of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and is chair of the CSBS State Supervisory Processes Committee. She also served three years as the Chairman of the Education Foundation for CSBS.

Judi received her bachelor's degree in Finance from Kansas State University in 1979. She hails from a Kansas banking family and is the third generation to work in the banking industry.

Jennifer Cook, Deputy Commissioner for Division of Consumer and Mortgage Lending

Jennifer Cook

Deputy Bank Commissioner
Division of Consumer and Mortgage Lending

Jennifer recently served as the Administrator for the Kansas Governor's Grants Program, which manages state and federal grants awarded to local agencies. From 2000-2011 she served on the staff of U.S. Senator Pat Roberts as Deputy Legislative Director and as a Legislative Assistant. She handled financial services, tax, pension, and budget issues and served as staff to Senator Roberts on tax matters before the Senate Finance Committee.

She has a bachelor's degree from Washburn University and a master's degree from The University of Kansas. Jennifer is a native of Hutchinson, Kansas.


Banking Board:


Chairman Kurt Knutson, Freedom Bank, Overland Park
Brian Weisel, Salina
Neal Bernauer, Fredonia
Thomas Pitner, Hays
Jeff Whitham, Western State Bank, Garden City
Norman Pishny, Bucyrus
Frank Carson III, Carson Bank, Mulvane
Linda Wessel, Farmers and Drovers Bank, Council Grove
Casey Lair, First Neodesha Bank, Neodesha