CrossFirst Bank Promotes Kristin Tyson to Kansas City Bank President

LEAWOOD, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CrossFirst Bank, today, announced the promotion of Kristin Tyson to Kansas City Bank President. In her new role, Mrs. Tyson will lead the growth strategy for the Bank’s largest and fastest growing region.

President & CEO of CrossFirst Bankshares, Inc., Mike Maddox said, “I am thrilled to congratulate Kristin as she assumes her new role as President of our Kansas City region. Kristin is a strategic leader with an impressive ability to drive growth and an unwavering commitment to providing extraordinary service. She is deeply committed to our Kansas City region and serves as a role model for leaders across our community, most notably for women working in finance. We are confident that with Kristin at the helm, our Kansas City team will continue on its growth trajectory.”

Mrs. Tyson has served as Partner and Managing Director of Private and Relationship Banking at CrossFirst Bank since 2016. She brings 36 years of experience in commercial banking, private banking and retail banking.

I am honored to be named Kansas City Bank President and want to extend my sincere thanks to Mike Maddox for his trust in me. I am excited to build on CrossFirst’s reputation for serving in extraordinary ways. Our CrossFirst team remains steadfastly committed to the growth of our employees, the financial success of our clients and the health and prosperity of the communities we serve. I am excited and proud to be the first woman to serve as President and am eager to expand the reach and impact of CrossFirst in our Kansas City region and beyond,” Mrs. Tyson said.

Mrs. Tyson is actively engaged in the Kansas City community, serving on boards for the Salvation Army of Kansas and Western Missouri and the National Association of Women Business Owners. She served as President of the board of the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) and Armour Memorial Home. She is the co-founder of Golfology Fore Cardiology, a benefit golf tournament for the University of Kansas Hospital. In 2016, she was highlighted in the Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business.

Mrs. Tyson said: “CrossFirst cares deeply about the communities where we live and work. I love Kansas City and am looking forward to upholding the CrossFirst commitment to bettering our towns and continuing to support one another to create a stronger future for all of us.”

CrossFirst Bank also announced additional promotions at the Kansas City bank. Ward Nixon, Partner and Managing Director, will now lead the Bank’s Corporate and Enterprise Finance Team managed by Matt Mayer and Robert Owens. Rebecca Larason will lead the Bank’s Private Banking team, and Stephanie Makalous will lead the Bank’s Treasury Banking Team.

About Kristin Tyson

Kristin Tyson brings 36 years of commercial banking, private banking and retail banking expertise, spanning a wide variety of industries and transaction types. Mrs. Tyson began her banking career in Topeka, Kansas and in 1990 moved to the Kansas City area where she led teams working in commercial banking, treasury services, private banking and retail banking as they grew organically and through acquisition. In October of 2016, Mrs. Tyson joined CrossFirst Bank as Partner and Managing Director of Private Banking. Mrs. Tyson received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration degree at Washburn University. Mrs. Tyson and her husband Jeff reside in Olathe, Kansas. They have four children, seven grandsons and one granddaughter.

About CrossFirst

CrossFirst Bank, headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, is a subsidiary of CrossFirst Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: CFB), a Kansas corporation and a registered bank holding company. CrossFirst Bank has seven full-service banking offices primarily along the I-35 corridor in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. For more information on CrossFirst Bank visit


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