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Chairman, Keith Asel

Keith Asel, has been in the banking industry for over 35 years. He is currently Regional President of Hawthorn Bank for their Northwest Region.

Keith is originally from Jefferson City. He earned his bachelors degree from the University of Missouri, and his MBA from Lincoln University. He is a graduate of the ABA’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Graduate School of Lending, and Graduate School of Compliance. In addition, he received the platinum award from Washington University in St. Louis for his continued participation in the Olin Business School’s Executive Training program. Keith received a proclamation from the Missouri Senate in 2001 for securing permanent funding for housing for homeless pregnant and parenting teens in the Kansas City area, the 2013 Lee’s Summit Economic Development Leadership Award, and multiple awards from the U.S. Treasury department for his work as a bank examiner.

Keith’s civic involvement currently includes serving on the Boards of Directors for the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council, Saint Luke’s East Hospital, Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular Consultants, and Saint Luke’s Foundation Board of Trustees. He also serves on the advisory board for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, he participates in the Lee’s Summit School District’s partners in education program, R-7 Business Roundtable, the Missouri Bankers Association target banker’s program, and he chairs the Lee’s Summit Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority.


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