Gary provides leadership, direction and guidance of bank's activities to assure short and long-range profitability and planned growth of the bank. Gary obtained a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Washburn University. Gary has graduated from various banking schools and courses conducted by the Kansas and American Bankers Associations. He currently has over 43 years of banking experience. Since May 2005, Mr. Yager has served as President and CEO of BOTS and VisionBank. September 2002, Mr. Yager served as Vice Chairman and Director of Western National Bank, Overland Park, Kansas, and managed that bank's two branches in Topeka, Kansas. From 1996 until September 2002, Mr. Yager served as Director, Executive Vice President, Branch President and Senior Lending Officer for Columbian Bank & Trust, Kansas. From 1986 until 1995, Mr. Yager served as Vice President Commercial Loans for Commerce Bank & Trust in Topeka, Kansas. From 1976 until 1986, Mr. Yager served as Assistant Vice President for First National Bank in Topeka, Kansas.
Mr. Yager has been a resident of Topeka, Kansas area for approximately 48 years, during which time he has been actively involved in numerous civic, professional, and community organizations as a member, officer, director, and volunteer. Gary is currently serving as the Chair of the Delta Dental of Kansas board of directors. Previously, he served as the Chair of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Yager is an active member of the American Bankers Association Governmental Relations Committee. Gary has great pride in the work VisionBank does and says that, hands down, the best part of his position is getting to interact with VisionBank employees and customers every day. In his free time, Gary enjoys traveling and spending time outside golfing and hunting.