Lyon County State Bank
Russ Bonitatibus joined Lyon County State Bank in 2001 and is a Senior Vice President & Commercial Loan Officer. Russ is an accomplished and motivated lender with over 25 years of experience in the finance industry. Since joining Lyon County State Bank, Russ has been responsible for an $18 million dollar loan portfolio and specializes in business start-ups, acquisitions, debt restructures, commercial real estate, equipment financing and operating lines of credit. Russ also has extensive experience/success in structuring and packaging Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans for 504, 7A and Express loan programs.
Russ was born and raised in Milford, Connecticut and listed in the United States Navy in 1981. Russ served eight years, serving aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60) out of Mayport, Florida and Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida with an additional one year in the Kansas Army National Guard Infantry Unit out of Augusta, Kansas. In 1987, Russ married Marybeth (Hoelting) Bonitatibus from Olpe, Kansas and live in Emporia, Kansas. They have two children, Jeffrey and Allie.
Russ has earned an Associates of Arts Degree and Marketing Certificate from Butler County Community College and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing, from Kansas Newman College. Russ is also a Graduate of the American Bankers Association Commercial Lending School, Kansas Bankers Association Compliance School, Kansas Bankers Association School of Rural Banking, Kansas Bankers Association School of Banking Relationship and Business Development School and Bank of America’s Credit Foundation School. Russ is also a past Kansas Bankers Association Instructor, where he has taught lending and banking courses.
Russ is very active in the Emporia area. He currently serves on the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as Chairman of the Board, in addition to serving on the Emporia Main Street Finance Committee. Russ is a firm believer in the Bank’s Mission and Vision Statements and believes in building friends, families and futures.
NMLS ID: 402240