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Katie Hammons Named to Kansas City Business Journal's NEXTGen Class of 2020

Katie Hammons

Kansas City, MO – Katie Hammons, Vice President, Healthcare Banking Division Leader, has been named to Kansas City Business Journal’s NEXTGen Class of 2020. The award recognizes the budding talent in the Kansas City community, including helping emerging leaders continue to build their knowledge and skill sets and connect them with each other and the present generation of Kansas City leaders.

Hammons is responsible for business development and relationship management within the healthcare industry in and around Kansas City. Her knowledge and experience span a variety of services including credit, treasury, payments and wealth management.

“Katie is a dynamo. She is the youngest female leader in our Kansas City commercial banking group. We asked her to take over the healthcare team in 2018 because we knew she was the right leader to create efficiencies and processes to position the team for long-term growth,” said Kevin Barth, Chairman & CEO, Commerce Bank. “This recognition is a testament to her drive, leadership skills, strategic thinking and passion to serve the healthcare industry and, on behalf of the organization, I congratulate Katie on this accolade.”

Hammons puts the same passion and energy behind helping others in the Kansas City metro community. She has provided leadership on committees and campaigns for Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Red Hot Nights, American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women and Saint Luke’s East Foundation’s Boo Ball. Additionally, Katie provides volunteer leadership on the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Business Roundtable, where she has served on the Executive Committee since 2017, and she presents monthly at Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Business Partner serving as a liaison between the business community and the school district.

About Commerce Bank

With $30.5 billion in assets1, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH) is a registered bank holding company offering a full line of banking services, including payment solutions, investment management and securities brokerage. Commerce Bank, a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc., leverages more than 150 years of proven strength and experience to help individuals and businesses solve financial challenges. In addition to offering payment solutions across the U.S., Commerce Bank currently operates full-service banking facilities across the Midwest including the St. Louis and Kansas City metropolitan areas, Springfield, Central Missouri, Central Illinois, Wichita, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Denver. It also maintains commercial offices in Dallas, Houston, Cincinnati, Nashville, Des Moines, Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids. Commerce delivers high-touch service and sophisticated financial solutions at regional branches, commercial offices, ATMs, online, mobile and through a 24/7 customer service line. Learn more at

1. As of June 30, 2020

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