Andover State Bank Owner Rises to New Leadership Role

WICHITA, Kan. — Andover State Bank announced today that Allison Grace has been named president effective Aug. 3. This leadership appointment follows Brian Chamberlin’s resignation to pursue other career opportunities. He will also resign as a board director.

“We appreciate the hard work and contributions Brian has made during his 10 years of service, the last three as president and CEO,” said Lyndon Wells on behalf of the board of directors. “Brian has allowed the bank to continue to grow and establish quality relationships. We wish him success, and we are fortunate to have someone of Allison Grace’s caliber to lead us forward.”

Grace has been on the board of directors at Andover State Bank for 22 years and is the majority shareholder. She is also a bank employee of nearly 20 years, serves on industry association boards and participates in regional peer bank groups.

“Allison is a visionary with a proven track record of leadership and customer-focused values,” said Wells. “She has the right operational and communication skills to deliver strong financial performance.”

Grace said, “As a fourth-generation owner, I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to carry on my family’s banking legacy. Our vision for the future matters to our employees, our customers and our shareholders. I believe in community banking. Putting people first has always been — and always will be — what makes us stand out.”

For more information, contact Allison Grace at 316-733-1375 or

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