Staff & Banking Board
Michelle W. Bowman
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.
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.