Equity Bancshares Promotes Executives

Equity Bancshares, Inc. has announced the promotions of two top executives, with Richard M. Sems being named the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Equity Bank and Julie A. Huber being named Chief Operating Officer (COO). Since the company was founded in 2002, Equity Bank has completed 23 combined whole-bank, deposit, or branch acquisitions, including 12 whole-bank acquisitions since the company’s IPO in 2015.

Mr. Sems, who joined Equity Bank as President in May 2023, will continue to lead the organic growth of consumer and business product lines at its 73 locations, as well as the day-to-day operations of the bank. Meanwhile, Ms. Huber, who has been with Equity Bank since 2003, will lead all bank operations as the COO, including credit and deposit operations, card services, digital customer experience tools, customer care, merger and acquisition integration, and risk and compliance.

Equity Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for Equity Bank, offering various financial solutions such as commercial loans, consumer banking, mortgage loans, trust and wealth management services, and treasury management services. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “EQBK.” As a result of these announcements, the company's shares have moved -0.8% on the market, and are now trading at a price of $34.22. If you want to know more, read the company's complete 8-K report here.

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