(Wichita, KS.-January 31, 2017) - Matthew A. Michaelis was elected as Chairman of Emprise Bank by the Board of Directors at their meeting on January 19, 2017. Matt Michaelis succeeds his father, M. D. (Mike) Michaelis, as Chairman. Mike Michaelis was elected as Vice-Chairman of Emprise Bank and will continue to remain active at the bank, including serving on the Board of Directors. Mike Michaelis will also continue in his role as President and CEO of Emprise Financial Corporation.

“This is an exciting and important step in the evolution of Emprise Bank. We are thrilled to have Matt take the helm,” said Mike Michaelis. “Our intent is for Emprise Bank to prosper well into the future as a trusted provider of financial services.”

Matt Michaelis joined Emprise Bank in 2002 as an Advisory Director. He moved back to Wichita in 2013 and was elected as Vice-Chairman of Emprise Bank in January 2016. Matt’s career has included several roles in the financial industry. Most recently, he founded and managed Perla Capital Partners in New York.

“Emprise Bank has experienced a tremendous amount of growth over the past several decades. We are fortunate to have financial strength and a great team of employees as the foundation for our continued success,” said Matt Michaelis. “I’m looking forward to my role as Chairman of Emprise Bank and I’m honored and humbled to continue the work of my father and grandfather, W. A. (Mick) Michaelis, Jr. It will be no small task, given that they both still come in to the office every day!”

Matt Michaelis is active in the Wichita community. He serves on the Greater Wichita Partnership Executive Committee, the Sedgwick County Zoo Foundation Board, the Wichita Art Museum Investment Committee, and is a board member of the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation.


About Emprise Bank: Headquartered in Wichita, Emprise Bank serves more than 20 communities in Kansas with total assets exceeding $1.5 billion. Emprise Bank is FDIC insured.