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Susan Kalist Recognized by
St. Louis Small Business Monthly Top 100 St Louisans
to Know List

Susan LalistSt. Louis, Missouri – March 29, 2021 – Susan Kalist, Senior Vice President and Division Manager of St. Louis business banking, has been named to The Small Business Monthly’s 2021 Top 100 St. Louisans to know list. The award recognizes those who are giving back and helping business owners reach their dreams. The list of honorees includes business owners, bankers, attorneys, accountants, educators, executives, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.

Susan joined Commerce Bank in 2017 and has been in the financial services industry for over 25 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Maryville University in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources. In her role of Division Manager, Kalist is responsible for pursuing growth opportunities in the St. Louis metropolitan region, managing a team of commercial banking officers, and developing new loan and deposit opportunities across all industries.

“Susan is a strategic leader, forward thinker and trusted advisor who has made significant contributions at Commerce and within the St. Louis community, ” said Bob Holmes, Chairman & CEO, Commerce Bank St. Louis. “On behalf of the organization, I congratulate Susan on this accolade.”

Kalist currently serves on the Executive Board and 504 loan committee for the Economic Development Counsel of St. Charles County, also as Treasurer for SAGES LLC and is actively involved in her church. Previously, Susan has served on the board of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services.

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