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Young Professionals Network adds four additional Commerce up-and-comers to its 2020-2021 Leadership 100 Cohort

St. Louis, MO – Derrick Brooks, Consumer Business Digital Strategy Leader; Niaz Khan, Technical Manager, Talent Management; Chrissy Teske, Senior Attorney; and Dexter Walker, Brokerage Financial Advisor were recently inducted into the Regional Business Council’s 2020-2021 Young Professionals Network (YPN) Leadership 100.

Chosen on the basis of their demonstrated leadership and service to the community, Brooks, Khan, Teske and Walker join several other Commerce team members in the YPN Leadership program. As a forum for building lasting connections, sharing big ideas and supporting the future of the St. Louis region, YPN membership is a network of more than 3,500 diverse professionals between the ages of 21-45 representing over 700 companies.

“As one of the top five companies represented in the Leadership 100, we are thrilled these team members are being recognized for their accomplishments,” said Executive Vice President, Talent and Corporate Administration Sara Foster. “This recognition demonstrates the many contributions Commerce leaders make in the community and the important roles they serve both inside our company and within our region.”

The Regional Business Council launched the Young Professionals Network in 2008 to attract, retain and develop a highly skilled diverse workforce in the St. Louis region by providing valuable opportunities for networking, professional development and community involvement. Members have the opportunity to attend social, philanthropic, cultural and professional development events throughout the year and serve on various committees focused on engagement within the group and the St. Louis community.

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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