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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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FIDELITY BANK DONATES TO ASCENSION VIA CHRISTI IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL MEDICAL SUPPLY PRODUCTION

Fidelity Bank has made a $15,000 donation to the Via Christi Foundation to aid in the local production of plastic face shields for frontline caregivers at Ascension Via Christi. This grant is part of a $30,000 commitment from the Via Christi Foundation toward the goal of creating 7,000 high quality face shields. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, these shields are a part of a critical shortage of medical supplies facing healthcare providers across the nation.

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Change in CEO role at Fidelity Bank

Beginning April 1, Fidelity Bank President Aaron Bastian will take on the additional role of Chief Executive Officer, a title Aaron’s father Clark Bastian held for nearly 25 years. Clark Bastian will continue as chairman of the Fidelity Bank Board of Directors, a position he has held since 2004. This mirrors a previous transition of duties at the fourth generation, family-owned bank when Marvin Bastian named his son Clark Bastian CEO after fulfilling the role for 25 years. 

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Fidelity Bank Keeper on Parade

When it comes to the iconography of Wichita, no one has made a more meaningful contribution than Blackbear Bosin, the Comanche-Kiowa sculptor and painter who created the Keeper of the Plains. Marking sacred ground at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers, this masterwork speaks to the deep connection that Wichitans have to their city.

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Fidelity Bank honored as Outstanding Corporation by Association of Fundraising Professionals

Fidelity Bank honored as Outstanding Corporation by Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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