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Doug Neff strengthens Commerce Bank leadership team as he advances Commerce Bank’s community strategy

Springfield, Mo. – July 25, 2022 – Doug Neff, formerly chairman and chief executive officer of Commerce Bank, Southwest Region, has been promoted to director, community markets for all of Commerce Bank. He has responsibility for executing the bank’s community market strategy across Missouri, Kansas and Illinois.

“It has been my honor to lead our teams in Southwest Missouri for almost 10 years,” said Neff. “I will apply the best practices I learned here to all of Commerce Bank’s community markets and share new ideas with this team. I will still be engaged and working with the Southwest Region executive team to provide the service and innovation our customers expect from Commerce Bank.”

Commerce Bank’s southwest region executive team includes Keith Noble, president, Commerce Bank, Springfield; Brent Baldwin, executive vice president, commercial division manager; and Clive Veri, senior market manager. Noble will lead the bank’s advisory board and community engagement across Springfield. Baldwin will continue to lead the team of commercial bankers meeting the complex and varied needs of business customers. Veri will continue to lead teams in Joplin and add oversight of Bolivar and Lebanon in Missouri and Pittsburg and Columbus in Kansas.

Pictured Left to Right: Brent Baldwin, Doug Neff, Keith Noble, Clive Veri.

“Commerce has a strong team in Southwest Missouri that is responsive to customer needs and nurtures deep connections in the community,” said Neff. “I look forward to continuing my support of the leadership team’s focus on delivering excellent service and innovative solutions.”

Commerce Bank’s Southwest Region includes Springfield, Nixa, Ozark, Republic, Willard, Branson, Joplin, Webb City, Lebanon, Bolivar and Cassville in Missouri and Pittsburg and Columbus in Kansas.

About Commerce Bank

With $33.4 billion in assets1, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH) is a registered bank holding company offering a full line of banking services through its subsidiaries, including payment solutions, investment management and securities brokerage. One of its subsidiaries, Commerce Bank, leverages more than 155 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, 2022