stacie mason accepted the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer of Stormont Vail Health. Mason will take up his new duties on February 27. She is currently the Vice President of Hospital Finance at INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, which is Oklahoma’s largest health system. She provided financial oversight for 11 INTEGRIS Health hospitals ranging from rural to metropolitan areas. Prior to joining INTEGRIS in 2017, Mason served as Chief Financial Officer at two other Oklahoma healthcare organizations – Saint Francis Health System, Tulsa, and Southwestern Memorial Hospital, Weatherford, Okla. Mason holds a bachelor’s degree in health administration and a master’s degree in business administration from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla., and a degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University, Tulsa. Peg Burnette, the current Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Stormont Vail, announced last fall that she would be retiring in 2023. Burnette returned to her Topeka roots in April 2021 when she joined Stormont Vail after retiring from the Denver Health and Hospital Authority after nearly 25 years. years of service as a finance executive, including 16 years as the organization’s chief financial officer.
Envista Credit Union announced that Ashley Esquibel became its new managing director and Christina Schmitt its director of operations. With over 18 years of experience at Envista, Esquibel most recently served as Vice President of Human Resources. Under Esquibel’s leadership, Envista has grown by more than 60 positions over the past five years and 52% of employees have been promoted since their first day at the company. In addition to its ongoing human resources management, Esquibel will now oversee Envista’s member experience, marketing and communications strategies. Esquibel is an active board member of the Topeka Society for Human Resource Management, is a member of the Greater Topeka Leadership Class of 2021, and was recently recognized as a 2022 Topeka “20 under 40” Fellow. With over 17 years of d experience, Schmitt was most recently vice president of operations for Envista. She guided Envista through multiple technology upgrades and implementations and led Envista branches during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure accessibility and safety for our members and staff. Going forward, Schmitt will be responsible for technology, software and operational efficiency. Schmitt is a board member of the Topeka Credit Union Foundation and was nominated for the 2020 YWCA Women of Excellence.
The Office of the State Bank Commissioner awarded $160,286 in grants to eight Kansas organizations to provide financial literacy education statewide. Each year, funds are donated to organizations that provide financial literacy to Kansas consumers. The grant process is competitive and grantees must deliver measurable results. Consumer education funds come from fines and settlements with companies under the regulatory jurisdiction of the OSBC’s Consumer and Mortgage Lending Division; therefore, available grant funds may fluctuate from year to year. This year, the OSBC was able to award a total of $160,286 to eight organizations. The beneficiaries are Consumer Credit Counseling Service Inc. (Salina), Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. (Topeka)Kansas Council on Economic Education (Wichita), The Pando Initiative Inc. (Wichita), Jobs for American Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) (Topeka)Mirror Inc. (Newton), 350 USD St. John Jr/Sr High (St. John) and Kansas Bankers Educational Foundation (Topeka).
Matt KoupalSenior Vice President, Legal and Ethics Director, Corporate Secretary at FHLBank Topeka was selected to participate in the Kansas Bankers Association’s 2023 Bank Leaders of Kansas program. Now in its 17th year, the BLOK program is a statewide leadership development program designed to build participants’ leadership skills and knowledge of the banking industry. As one of 21 members of the BLOK 2023 class, Koupal will begin a series of four training sessions in February. Koupal joined FHLBank Topeka while attending Washburn University Law School in 2008 and held various legal and compliance positions at FHLBank Topeka during his tenure. He was promoted to his current position in October 2021. Koupal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Southern Methodist University and received his law degree from Washburn University School of Law. He is also a graduate of the Colorado Graduate School of Banking.
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