Meet our Team
President & CEO
As President & CEO of Bison State Bank, Mark Emley brings with him a wealth of knowledge and 40 years of experience in the banking industry. Graduating from Kansas State University with a BS in Business Administration, he then went on to receive his MBA from the University of Kansas. Having successfully grown small, community banks by incorporating commercial and real estate divisions; Mark leads Bison State Bank’s mission in developing those same teams to complement the existing expertise in residential mortgage lending while expanding throughout the KC Metro area. In his free time, Mark enjoys playing golf, painting, and traveling with family.
Ryan Wiebe founded First Mortgage Solutions of Kansas City, Missouri in 2009. He was born in Dodge City, Kan., and spent several summers when he was young, helping on his grandparents’ farm in Rush County. He has made it a goal to give back to the area that has given him so much. He brings to Bison State Bank the expertise to build a customer-focused residential division while serving as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Executive Vice President / Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #409547
Joylynn Gutierrez works as the Executive Vice President of Bison State Bank, as well as a Mortgage Loan Originator, IT Manager and Compliance Officer. Joylynn graduated from Kansas State University, where she received her BS in Business Administration with a dual major in Marketing/International Business & General Management. She then went on to receive her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from KSU, as well. She has now been in the banking industry for 24 years and in mortgage lending for over 20 years.
Chief Lending Officer
As Chief Lending Officer of Bison State Bank, Curt’s role is to structure the loan department while building its portfolio and staff to reach the bank’s strategic goals. With over 30 years of Lending Department experience in the region and 10 as Chief Lending Officer at a local bank, Curt helps Bison State Bank grow with stability. He has a BS in Business, taken additional courses and received several specialty certificates. Outside of work, Curt’s interests are primarily focused on his 3 grandchildren and playing on the lake.
Katie Schulz is Branch Manager of Bison State Bank’s Kansas City location where she oversees daily retail operations and ensures compliance of all regulations on the deposit side of the bank. Katie has held various positions throughout her 24-year career, but it is her passion for helping solve her customers financial needs that she values most. Graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Katie earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and extended family, traveling around the United States, fishing, and flower gardening.
Lobby hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 4pM
Customer service: Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
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