Executive Bios

aaron bastian

President and CEO

Aaron has carried forward his family’s leadership at Fidelity Bank into a fourth generation, serving as both president and chief executive officer. In these vital roles, he establishes the overall vision and strategic direction of the bank while overseeing day-to-day business operations. His guidance informs the work of an executive team representing all areas of the business. During his time as president, Fidelity has achieved its most profitable years, substantially grown assets and navigated a charter change to a national banking association.

Aaron first joined the organization in 2007 as commercial loan officer at the level of vice president. In July 2012, Aaron was named Oklahoma market president and executive vice president. He was also appointed to serve as an advisory director on the Fidelity Bank Board of Directors. The Oklahoma division achieved improved results under his leadership, including record profitability in the Oklahoma City market. In 2015, Aaron assumed the role of president of Fidelity Bank, adding chief executive officer to his title in 2020.

Aaron is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration. He attended the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, graduating first in his class. Aaron began his banking career as a Credit Analyst with IBC Bank.

Outside of Fidelity, Aaron serves as a Wichita Rotarian and member of the Greater Wichita Partnership Board of Directors.