Meet Our Investment Strategy Committee
The Investment Strategy Committee of The First is comprised of a team of senior officers who meet at least monthly to review and formulate investment strategies and make investment decisions. These strategies and decisions are then reviewed by selected members of the bank’s Board of Directors who serve on the Board Investment Committee.
Vice Chairman and CEO
Keith began his career at First National Bank of Hutchinson in 1980 as an Assistant Auditor. Starting in 1984, he was promoted several times and held several senior level positions in the Correspondent Banking Services & Regional Lending Department. In 1998 he was promoted to Executive Vice President & Manager of the department. He was named Chief Lending Officer in 2007, when he also gained oversight of Commercial Lending. In 2010, The First’s Board of Directors elected him CEO.
Keith earned a B.S. from Kansas State University with a dual major in accounting and corporate finance. He is a graduate of the SW Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Keith currently is a board member of DCI, Inc. and the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and is active in various school, church and community organizations.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Greg Binns joined First National Bank of Hutchinson in 1977 as a management trainee. He was promoted multiple times and was named Controller in 1982. In 1994 he was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The First’s Board of Directors selected Greg to serve as member of the Board and as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2010. Greg earned an A.A. in Business from Hutchinson Community College and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.
Greg has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including Downtown Hutchinson Revitalization Partnership; Business Improvement District; Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre; Hutchinson Community College Endowment Association, the K96 Corridor Development Association, and the Hutchinson Housing Commission. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, and Advance Insurance Company of Kansas.
Executive Vice President and Manager, First Wealth Management
Curtis joined First National Bank of Hutchinson in 2009. Prior to joining The First, Curtis was the Wealth Management Executive Vice President of Citizens Bank & Trust, Kansas City, MO for eight years. He was also a partner for over 10 years with a CPA firm and served as an adjunct faculty member at William Woods University, Fulton, MO where he taught Accounting and Statistics. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a Minor in Computer Data Processing from what is now known as Missouri State University.
Curtis holds the credentials of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). He completed the Cannon Trust School I, II and III and the American Bankers’ Association Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University.
Senior Vice President and Manager, First Wealth Management
Rod Jones joined The First National Bank of Hutchinson Trust Department in 1997. He is responsible for business development and serves as an account administrator. After receiving a B.S. from Emporia State University in 1983 and working for a regional CPA firm, he spent 13 years with the trust and estate planning division of Bank IV.
Rod served as a Director for the Trust Division for the Kansas Bankers Association. He also served the Hutchinson community as a Board Member of the Hutchinson YMCA, a Board Member of the Wheatbelt Area Girl Scouts and a Board Member of the Hutchinson Boys and Girls Club.
Vice President, Portfolio Management
Jennifer Armour joined First National Bank in 2007 and is responsible for assisting in the management and administration of the investments in all Personal Trust Services and Retirement Plan Services accounts and the bank’s investment portfolio. After receiving a B.S. in Finance from Kansas State University, Jennifer earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. She spent ten years with Hallmark Cards in Kansas City as a manager in their finance department.
Officer, Portfolio Management
Marc Ronan joined First National Bank of Hutchinson in 2013 and is responsible for the day-to-day management of investment portfolios and market research. Marc earned a B.A. in Organization Behavior and Management from Brown University, Providence, RI. He holds securities licenses for series 7, 63, and 65 and is also Life/Health licensed. Prior to joining The First, Marc was a Financial Advisor with USAA Investment Management Co. and previously held senior portfolio management positions with companies in both the Phoenix and Los Angeles areas.