Governor Brownback Reappoints Knutson to Kansas Banking Board

Topeka, Kansas – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced recent reappointments to boards and commissions. Overland Park Banker Kurt Knutson has been confirmed for reappointment by the Kansas Senate to serve a three year term. Mr. Knutson is currently the Chairman, President and CEO of Freedom Bank, and has worked in the banking industry for 30 years.

The nine member Kansas Banking Board is appointed by the Governor. The board serves in an advisory capacity to the office and is comprised of six banker members (with a minimum of five years of state bank experience), and three public interest members. Four banker members represent each of the state’s four congressional districts. The other two banker members represent the state at large. The board has the responsibility for the approval of new charters and branches as well as other activities. Mr. Knutson was originally appointed to the board in 2011 and currently serves as Chairman.

“I appreciate the time and talents the Kansans have given to our State,” Governor Brownback said. “Without their service, our state would not be as great.”

Contact: Loy Edge c/o Freedom Bank 6640 West 143rd Street Overland Par, KS 66223 913-563-5600

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