Kansas City, MO – June 14, 2021 – Sara Foster, executive vice president of talent and corporate administration, announced today that Felecia Hogan has been promoted to senior vice president and director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) effective June 14, 2021.
Previously, she served as Commerce’s senior vice president of operations where she led a team of 185 people in support of the bank’s commercial payment business. During her 28-year career with Commerce, Hogan has held various leadership positions and has a long history of managing large teams, developing talent and giving back to her community as well as being closely involved in the development of Commerce’s DEI efforts. She has been actively involved with Commerce’s Employee Resource Groups and played a prominent role in the establishment of VIBE, Commerce’s multicultural employee resource group. She currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for the E2E (Employee to Employee) Foundation, which has a mission to provide financial assistance to employees and their families when faced with catastrophic events or situations out of their control.
“Felecia has a passion for helping people grow and improve both professionally and personally. Her passion is one of the qualities that made her the ideal candidate to continue growing the momentum of the bank’s DEI efforts,” said Foster. “In her new role, she will lead DEI efforts as a corporate strategic focus, which underscores Commerce’s commitment to creating and sustaining a culture where every team member can be engaged, add value and have a strong sense of belonging. Felecia will also apply her skills and passion to building partnerships within our communities through her leadership on a key corporate DEI initiative. We’re excited about the many contributions she’ll be making as she moves into this role.”
Hogan received a Bachelor of Art in business and management from Webster University in Kansas City. She is also a graduate of Commerce’s Executive Development Program and Executive Management Committee Mentoring Program.
About Commerce Bank
With $33.3 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 www.commercebank.com.
1. As of March 31, 2021