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Samantha Werner named a 2023 NEXTGen Leader

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Kansas City, Mo. – Samantha Werner, treasury management sales manager at Commerce Bank, has been named a NextGen Leader by the Kansas City Business Journal. The program recognizes up-and-coming talent and aims to help emerging leaders continue to build their knowledge and skill sets. A panel of judges selected the 25 NextGen Leaders based on their accomplishments, talents and drive. The honorees were recently recognized at a private luncheon.

As Treasury Management market manager for the Kansas City, Central Missouri, Springfield and Colorado regions, Werner helps set the strategy for treasury efforts for large commercial, healthcare and insurance clients to automate their cash flow processes for the treasury sales team. Additionally, she leads a treasury team dedicated to supporting Commerce Bank’s healthcare efforts throughout the US. For both teams, she serves as coach and mentor, helping to identify opportunities, finding the right solutions and removing potential impediments.

“Sam is a highly respected leader at Commerce,” said Kevin Barth, Chairman and CEO, Commerce Bank – Kanas City. “She shares innovative ideas and helps coach team members across the organization. Not only does she have a distinguished list of business achievements as a leader, her work outside of our company in the broader community is most admirable.”

In her spare time, Werner serves as the president of The Mason Werner Foundation, a foundation in which she founded in 2010. Named for her infant twin son she lost to SIDS, The Mason Werner Foundation provides onesies and information on safe sleep practices. She also recently completed an 11-year term on the Infant Loss Resources board of directors, which provides bereavement support to families who have lost an infant. Werner is a graduate of Missouri State University.

About Commerce Bank

With $32 billion in assets1, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH) is a regional 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 www.commercebank.com.

1As of March 31, 2023