First Bank Kansas is pleased to announce that Landon Shaw has joined their team as Loan Officer and McPherson Branch Manager. Shaw brings to First Bank Kansas almost twenty years of experience in the agribusiness industry. He holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Animal Science from Texas Tech University and has worked in agriculture his entire career. Shaw has built an impressive track record of strategic and operational accomplishments through his tenure in the livestock feed industry, commercial cattle feeding industry, and while building his own commercial cattle herd. Shaw has a life-long passion for agriculture and continues that today through both his professional and personal endeavors. He has been a long-time First Bank Kansas customer and was always impressed with the relationship banking style at First Bank Kansas. His wealth of experience in the agricultural industry will be a valuable asset to First Bank Kansas customers. “McPherson has been home for me for many years now, and I’m enjoying seeing so many familiar First Bank Kansas customers,” said Shaw. “Even with the struggling ag and rural economy over the last few years, now is when I can do the most to provide stability and assistance to area farmers, ranchers and business owners. Strong working relationships are forged with our customers and I have experienced that first-hand being a long-time customer. I would encourage you to come see me! You are among good people at First Bank Kansas, and we want to see you grow.” “We are very excited to have Landon join our lending team. My experience in working with Landon, as prior customer and in other business relationships, gives me great confidence that he will be a valued financial advisor to our customers,” said First Bank Kansas Executive Vice President, Curt Glaser. “Landon treats everyone with the utmost respect and will work with our team to deliver the financial creativity that our customers have come to expect and deserve. He is a great fit for our bank family and community bank culture.” Landon and his family live in rural McPherson County, and he is an active member of numerous local and state agriculture organizations.