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Fidelity Bank helps select winners of NXTSTAGE FinTech competition

Griffin Technologies and Bellwethr have been named the winners of NXTUS’ 2020 NXTSTAGE Pilot Competition, which featured eleven financial technology (FinTech) startups from across the nation vying for the opportunity to have their solutions piloted by financial institutions that include Fidelity Bank, INTRUST Bank and Emprise Bank.

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WSU Tech IBM

We’ve expanded our network of innovative banking services with the recent addition of an Interactive Banking Machine (IBM) on the campus of WSU Tech. With the IBM located conveniently outside the Shocker bookstore, students, staff and visitors now have virtual access to a live Fidelity banker via the IBM’s touchscreen interface.

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Fidelity Bank grants $75,000 to virtual learning assistance programs

Access to quality education is critical to empowering the next generation of leaders to reach their great potential and, in turn, strengthen our community. Unfortunately, some young people face barriers to learning which are being exacerbated by the health pandemic. This is why Fidelity Bank has granted $75,000 in support of two initiatives assisting at-risk youth with their virtual learning, The Boys & Girls Club Teen Learning Academy (TLA) and It Takes a Village/USD 259 My School Remote Learning & Transition to Adulthood Program.

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Jason West Appointed to EPCOR Board of Directors

  Jason West, AAP has been appointed to the 2020-2021 Board of Directors at EPCOR, a regional payments association. As a not-for-profit financial trade association, EPCOR provides banking payments education and support to more than 2,000 member institutions across 12 states in order to maintain compliance, improve operational processes and mitigate risk. In his role as Fidelity Bank’s Director of Operations, West manages the strategic direction and oversight of Fidelity’s operations division, a network of 40 employees within seven departments with responsibilities ranging from payment systems, ACH, online banking, fraud prevention and more. “We are very proud of Jason’s board appointment with EPCOR. His professional dedication and passion for continuous improvement make him an excellent fit for this leadership role,” said Michele Kyle, director of consumer banking at Fidelity Bank. “I am confident Jason will be a valuable contributor to EPCOR’s mission of providing industry-wide payments expertise across the region, while continuing to enhance Fidelity’s operations with this newfound experience and insight.” West’s tenure with Fidelity Bank began in 2014. West brought a decade of experience working with financial institutions to his role with Fidelity’s cash management team, leading ACH operations. West was promoted to director of operations in 2019. "Working in the electronic payments space, and learning from peers through organizations like EPCOR has played a pivotal role in my career,” said West. “I am excited to continue giving back to the association by serving on the board.”

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Jeff Ronen to retire July 31

Executive Vice President Jeff Ronen will be retiring from Fidelity Bank as director of commercial banking on July 31, 2020. Ronen has worked for Fidelity Bank and Oklahoma Fidelity Bank for more than 10 years, beginning as a commercial lender in 2010 and being named market president of Oklahoma Fidelity Bank in 2014 before moving back to Wichita to lead bank-wide commercial lending, treasury management and private banking activities.

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