Emprise Bank has taken another step in advancing its strategic growth efforts in Kansas City with the hiring of Jackie Wise as Senior Vice President & Business Development Officer.

Wise joins Emprise with 15+ years’ experience in sales and business development, including an 11-year stint at UMB Bank from 2006-2017. Most recently, she was Managing Director for Commerce Street Holdings and Farmhold.

Jackie Wise

“Jackie’s experience and dynamic skillset are a great match for our goals in Kansas City,” said Commercial Banking Manager Gil Trout. “She has long-term ties to the community and a vast network of relationships that will allow her to make an immediate impact in increasing awareness of the Emprise brand in that region.”

Trout continued, “Her role in sourcing opportunities for us to partner with local businesses will be essential as we continue to grow our core business in the market. She is a great fit with our bank’s values and culture, so we are excited to have her representing Emprise Bank in the community.”

Wise is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and the Kansas/Nebraska Bankers Association’s Advanced School of Banking. She also holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

Emprise Bank expanded into the Kansas City market in 2019 with the hiring of Market President Trey Cunningham. Wise is the third KC-based employee for Emprise following Cunningham and Portfolio Manager Drew Douglas, who also joined the bank in 2019. Emprise’s future office space at 1901 Baltimore Avenue in the Crossroads District is currently under construction and is expected to be completed this summer.