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Every team member at Bison State Bank works toward one goal: complete client satisfaction. We strive to meet your financial needs and provide you with advanced online banking technology paired with exceptional service. Learn more about our team members and see why we’re some of the best local bankers in Kansas City.
Bison State Bank Team
President & CEO816-702-7621
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. Mark leads Bison State Bank’s mission in bringing our local bank touch to complement our 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 utilizes his expertise to assist Bison State Bank in serving traditional and non-traditional clients while continuing to support individuals, families, and community through building a foundation for financial growth and the opportunity for a better life. Ryan founded First Mortgage Solutions of Kansas City, Missouri, in 2009 and grew that passion into banking. He was born in Dodge City, Kansas, 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 serves as Executive Chairman of the Board.
EVP, Chief Lending Officer | NMLS #335259816-778-7018
As Chief Lending Officer, Jamie Buchmeier oversees all lending activity at Bison State Bank. Having held a variety of positions over his career in lending, including 18 years in the mortgage industry, Jamie brings a wealth of knowledge along with patience, attention to detail and a focus on customer service. In his free time, Jamie is an avid consumer of sports content and enjoys snowboarding and hiking with his wife and children.
EVP, Chief Administrative Officer816-778-7016
As the Chief Administrative Officer, my main responsibility here at Bison State Bank is handling the internal functions of our daily operations and manage our vendor relationships.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my beautiful family. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my Kansas State Wildcats, KC Chiefs, and KC Royals, and my favorite activities include running, golf, softball, and working outside.
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EVP, Chief Operations Officer
Susan Perry oversees the operational teams. Susan is responsible for developing effective business practices for teams by defining and creating workflow processes and following compliance/regulation requirements. Susan focuses on building and supporting an inclusive atmosphere and culture to bring customers a team that demonstrates a positive work ethic, strong commitment to teamwork, and excellent customer service.
When Susan isn’t working, spending time on the beach is a favorite family past-time, along with playing competitive volleyball (sand volleyball mostly). She coached competitive junior volleyball for several years and is currently volunteer coaching with her church for their youth sports program.
EVP, Chief Financial Officer | NMLS #409547816.702.7613
Joylynn Gutierrez works as the Executive Vice President of Bison State Bank, as well as a Mortgage Loan Originator. 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.
EVP, Chief Credit Officer816-702-7622
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.
EVP, Chief Compliance Officer816-702-7612
John Calderon currently serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for Bison State Bank. John is a seasoned regulatory compliance professional with more than a decade of industry experience. In his role, he directs the bank’s comprehensive regulatory compliance program, including the BSA/AML/OFAC program, leveraging his vast experience from previous leadership roles at multinational financial institutions. John’s ability to navigate the complexities of banking laws and regulations is unparalleled and ensures adherence to regulatory requirements and standards. In addition to holding a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Illinois Chicago and an MBA from the University of Texas Permian Basin, John also maintains several professional certifications. His commitment to the compliance community extends beyond his professional role and is evident in his partnerships with numerous law enforcement agencies and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.
VP, Branch Manager816-702-7623
Katie Schulz is VP, Branches at Bison State Bank. 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 customer’s financial needs that she values most. After 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.