Officers

 
Gary Yager
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.
Tom Bals
Tom Bals
Tom brings over forty years of experience in financial services to VisionBank where he serves as Senior Vice President. He is actively involved in consumer and commercial lending as well as business development. Tom is a member of Christ the King Church. He attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska and has participated in numerous banking schools throughout his career. Tom has been a Topeka resident for over forty years where he has been active in many civic and business organizations.
Tim Krueger
Tim excels at fostering deep & trustworthy connections with his customers, both consumer and commercial. He is driven to help all customers, whether he's assisting a young family in their personal banking decisions or helping a flourishing business with continued growth through managing deposits or their commercial loan needs. When you meet with Tim, you don't feel like you're meeting with "just another banker." Tim listens to his customers' goals, allowing him to offer customized solutions that are just as unique as the variety of businesses and individuals he serves.
 
Tim obtained a Bachelor's in Business Administration with majors in Management and Marketing from Washburn University, and has more than 22 years of banking experience. Through that experience, Tim has been involved in management, marketing, training, loan generation and customer relations. Tim graduated from the School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin in 2013 and the ABA National Commercial Lending School in 2006.
 
Tim is a member of the Board of Directors of VisionBank and a member of the Board of Directors for Visit Topeka, Inc. through the Greater Topeka Partnership. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Fast Forward (FORGE), 2009 Leadership Topeka, Kansas Banking Associating Lending Committee, Bank Leaders of Kansas Class of 2016, Young Bank Officers in Kansas, Youth Entrepreneurs of Topeka Board Member, YMCA Metro Board Member, The Topeka Golf Association, and Topeka Active 20/30 Club (Past President and Board Member). Tim uses his professional and community affiliations to impact our community and is especially passionate about helping the young people of Northeast Kansas.
 
Though Tim has found lots of involvement in our community and throughout the banking industry, his anchor is his family. He and his wife Sarah enjoy being outside together, traveling, and golfing. Together they continue to build relationships and deepen their roots in Topeka and the surrounding area.
Jana Proctor
Jana Proctor

Jana attended Kansas State University and Washburn University. She is a graduate of the Kansas Nebraska School of Banking and Compliance School. Jana has over 30 years of bank operations experience with 28 years in the Topeka area. She was a 1997 YWCA leadership honoree, has volunteered for Let's Help, KTWU, and the 501 Outreach Summer Lunch Program. She is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she has served as an Elder and Financial Secretary.

Paul Bischmann
As Vice President of Business Development, Paul provides expert relationship management and strategic guidance to current and potential clients looking to grow their businesses. By leveraging VisionBank's best practices along with his own extensive knowledge of business development, Paul helps his clients secure lending and financial support to bring their organization or individual goals to fruition. His 15 years in banking leadership has positioned him to help customers through all aspects of small business development. Paul is passionate about supporting the VisionBank family with a daily focus on mentoring and motivating team members towards achievement of their highest possible level of production and professional growth. 
 
Bischmann attended the University of Kansas from 1988 to 1992 majoring in Theatre & Film, and then went on to managing restaurants & bars for over a decade in downtown Lawrence, Kansas before transitioning to a highly successful career in banking. He has used his strengths in business development and entrepreneurship as a Community Organizer for One Million Cups as well as providing support on the Communities in Schools Mid-America Advisory Board.