Lyon County State Bank
Russ Bonitatibus Jr., joined Lyon County State Bank in 2001 as Vice President and Commercial Lender. Russ entered into the finance industry in 1991 as a Business Finance Manager for Davis Moore Lincoln Mercury in Wichita, Kansas. In 1994, Russ joined Intrust Bank as a loan officer and in 1998 took a position with Bank of America as Vice President of Business Banking in Emporia, Kansas.
Russ was born and raised in Connecticut, and enlisted in the US Navy in 1981. He served eight years active duty in the US Navy, serving aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60) out of Mayport, Florida, and Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. While in service, Russ married MaryBeth (Hoelting) Bonitatibus from Olpe, Kansas, in 1987. Russ and MaryBeth live in Emporia, Kansas, and have two children.
In 1990, Russ received an Associate of Arts Degree and a Marketing Certificate from Butler County Community College. Russ continued his education even further, and in 1991, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Kansas Newman College. Russ is a graduate of Leadership of Emporia, and currently is a member of Knights of Columbus Men’s Organization, American Legion, Emporia Main Street Finance Committee, and Emporia High School Business Advisory Committee. Russ also is a board member for the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, a member and a facilitator for the Leadership of Emporia Committee, and an instructor for the Kansas Bankers Association.
Russ is an accomplished and motivated leader with over 20 years of experience in the finance industry. Since joining Lyon County State Bank, Russ has been responsible for over $16 million in outstanding loan balances consisting of commercial, real estate, agricultural and consumer loan portfolios. In 2007 Russ was promoted to Senior Vice President with Lyon County State Bank and currently serves as a Commercial Lender, Assistance Bank Secrecy Act Officer and a member of the Bank’s Leadership Committee.
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