Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 4, 2018)

ANB Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Ayers as vice president of commercial lending for the Colorado Springs banking centers. Kelly will be located at the Cimarron bank location. Her experience, industry knowledge and ability to understand customer needs are a great combination in serving the bank's business customers.

Kelly's career in financial services spans more than 25 years, with her most recent position being vice president with another local bank. She also brings a strong knowledge of Treasury Management to her role. Kelly was previously voted one of Colorado Springs 'Top 40 Achievers Under Forty.'

"We are happy to have Kelly as part of our ANB Bank team," said Tom Ashley, Regional President, "she brings years of leadership, management and banking experience to the team, and her enthusiasm and commitment to deliver an exceptional level of service will be a great asset serving our customers."

Outside of the bank, Kelly is active in the Colorado Springs community and currently serves on the United Way Finance Committee. She was honored with the Leadership Award from Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado in appreciation of her service to the board of directors in 2008. She looks forward to participating in volunteer opportunities for local non-profits through bank sponsored efforts and the ANB employee volunteer network.

Across the ANB footprint, the Bank has 30 banking centers serving customers in Colorado, Wyoming and the Kansas City metro area. Its parent company, Sturm Financial Group, Inc. is headquartered in Denver Colorado and has financial strength embodied in over $2.6 billion in assets. The Bank ranks in the top 6% of banks nationwide by size. ANB is a true community bank with an unwavering commitment to excellence. It helps each of its communities prosper through investment, sponsorship, philanthropy, and employee volunteerism. It is a passion ANB has for banking that makes the difference.