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Dana Ausburn Named to Springfield Business Journal's 40 under 40

Dana AusburnSpringfield, MO – March 22, 2021 – Dana Ausburn, vice president, commercial banking, has been named to the Springfield Business Journal 2021 40 Leaders Under Forty. The award is an annual celebration of young leadership in Springfield. Ausburn was selected among more than 100 nominations and will be recognized alongside the other 2021 honorees at a special event on Thursday, March 25th.

Ausburn is responsible for commercial banking business development efforts and managing new and existing relationships throughout the Southwest market. Her knowledge and experience spans across a variety of industries. Ausburn also brings deep expertise in the area of healthcare financing, credit analysis and payment solutions.

“Dana is a strategic, thoughtful leader and experienced commercial banker who works hard to offer solutions that provide cost savings and greater efficiencies for her customers. She has made significant contributions throughout her time at Commerce and in the Springfield area,” said Doug Neff, Chairman and CEO of the Bank’s Southwest market. “This recognition is a testament to her leadership, and on behalf of the organization, we congratulate Dana on this accolade.”

Ausburn plays an active role in the community through volunteerism with several local organizations including GYN Cancers Alliance (GYNCA), Junior League, and a founding board member of the Sculpture Walk Springfield. She is also a member of Leadership Springfield Class of 34, of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s The Network. Ausburn is a graduate of Commerce Bank’s 2017 leadership development program. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in finance and real estate from University of Missouri.

About Commerce Bank

With $32.9 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 December 31, 2020