Board Treasurer; Chair of the Finance Committee
Jeff Phillips is Senior Vice President of Landmark National Bank in Kansas City. An Oklahoma native, Jeff began his banking career in high school as a teller and experienced many different aspects of the bank’s operations. In 1998, after graduating from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Agriculture Economics, he began his career as a loan officer with a $60 million bank in his hometown of El Reno, OK. After earning an MBA from the University of Oklahoma, Jeff was asked to lead the retail efforts of a $4 billion regional bank which ultimately led to his move to Kansas City. Upon accomplishing his goals in that arena, he resumed his commercial lending career, focusing on small to mid-sized operating companies, providing expertise in accounts receivable/ inventory financing, equipment purchases and cash management services. In 2007, Jeff was given an opportunity to help establish a bank’s presence in Kansas City. It was here, he served on the leadership team providing direction in the areas of deposit generation, branch site selection and personnel development. Desiring to return to his community banking roots, Jeff joined the team at Missouri Bank in 2010 where he had the privilege to serve on the bank’s Loan Committee, Senior Leadership Team, ALCO, and Enterprise Risk Committee while leading several ad hoc initiatives. In 2018, Jeff was recruited to spur Landmark’s growth in the Kansas City area. Here he has had the opportunity to open a new location, build a talented team and grow the bank’s presence and reputation within the community. He continues to focus on assisting Entrepreneurs with both their personal and business banking needs.
Jeff is a 2004 honors graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado and served as an Alumni Adviser, promoting the school and assisting in recruitment efforts. Jeff also served as a faculty member for 12 years - facilitating Bank Management Simulation for the third year students. Jeff is actively involved in his church serving in several leadership roles, gladly gives of his time through board positions for a select few non-profit organizations and enjoys supporting various civic organizations through board and committee engagements. He lives in Fairway, KS with his lovely wife Allison and amazing daughters Eliza and Rosie. He enjoys exploring the wilderness, witty movies, showing how un-athletic he is and checking out new, local restaurants.