Troy Hutton, CEO of First National Bank of Hutchinson, announced seven recent employee promotions.

Julia Doerksen was promoted to senior vice president and director of loan operations. She joined The First in 2017 as Vice President and Head of Lending Operations.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Banking, graduating Magna Cum Laude from McPherson College in 1991. Prior to The First, Doerksen had nearly 20 years of banking experience with positions in Colorado and Hutchinson.

She is currently Treasurer of the StartUp Hutch Board of Directors and sits on the Board of Directors for Cause for Paws, Inc.

Kyle Nation

Kyle Nation was appointed Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending. Nation joined The First in 2018 as Vice President of Commercial Lending.

He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Nation is also a graduate of the Oklahoma Bankers Association School of Commercial Lending and is a third-year student at the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colorado.

Prior to joining The First, Nation worked in commercial lending, with six years of experience growing and managing commercial loan portfolios, with a focus on commercial, real estate and construction lending.

Nation is a member of the Rotary Club of Wichita, president of Downtown Y’s Men Club of Wichita and vice president of the Risk Management Association, Kansas Chapter.

Adam Otto

Adam Otto was promoted to Senior Vice President and Director, Depository Operations.

Otto joined The First in 2001. He has held various positions in account services, vault, item processing and deposit operations. He earned an Associate of Science degree from Hutchinson Community College. As an avid coin collector, Adam is a lifetime member of the Hutchinson Coin Club. He also enjoys fishing and camping in his spare time.

Gina Mansell

Gina Mansell was promoted to Vice President of Personal Investments, Trust Officer.

Mansel joined The First in 2009 within the Retail Banking department. She worked at the Dillons branch before being promoted and holding various titles within First Wealth Management.

She earned an Associate of Commerce degree from Hutchinson Community College in 2011. She holds SEC/FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses, as well as Kansas life and health insurance licenses. Mansel is a member of Rotary. She grew up working on her sixth-generation family farm and in the agriculture industry, and it’s still a big part of her principles.

Rob Bonham

Rob Bonham was promoted to Trust Officer, Account Administrator. Bonham joined The First in 2020 in First Wealth Management as an account administrator working on trusts, investments and retirement accounts. Prior to the first, Bonham worked for 24 years at Dillons in various roles.

Bonham earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Emporia State University, majoring in finance, economics, and accounting. He attended the IRA school with JM Consultants and enjoys playing the occasional round of golf, attending McPherson First Christian Church, and volunteering at First Christian Church.

Julie Collier was promoted to Digital Marketing Manager. Collier joined The First in 2021 within the Marketing department.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Kansas in 2015, majoring in strategic communications and minoring in music.

Prior to The First, Collier worked in banking marketing, where she managed marketing for all consumer banking and lending. She also served as digital marketing coordinator, managing the website and responsible for paid social campaigns.

She is currently Vice Chair of the Board of the Down Syndrome Society of Wichita.

Jill Jones

Jill Jones was promoted to Trust Officer, Trust Operations Manager. Jones joined The First in 2003 within First Wealth Management. She worked for many years in pension plan services before joining trust operations.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a major in accounting and a minor in marketing, from Wichita State University in 1995. She also earned QKA, the ASPPA’s 401K Qualified Administration Designation ( American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries) in 2008.


The Trust Company of Kansas announced that Angela Malley was appointed Chief Investment Officer effective January 1.

Angela Malley

As CIO, Malley will be responsible for developing and executing TCK’s investment strategy, including leading the company’s investment sub-committee with an emphasis on prudent asset management for an optimal net annual return.

She will also continue to serve on the company’s Trust Investment Committee.

“Angela is a proven leader with significant expertise and deep understanding of our business, and I am proud to announce her promotion to CIO,” said Christopher M. English, CEO of TCK.

“During her three years with the company, Angela has made a significant contribution to our investment process. These include revamping TCK’s investment portfolio models and rolling out a new risk assessment process to help clients better understand what types of investments are best suited.

Malley has held various leadership roles for TCK since joining in 2019, including Vice Chairman and Trustee and Co-Chair of TCK’s Investment Sub-Committee for the past year. Since joining TCK as a Trust Advisor, her interest in the investment role has broadened.

During her time at TCK, Malley was involved in the company’s milestone of surpassing $1 billion in client assets under management.

Prior to joining TCK, she had a successful 18-year career in tax and financial reporting at Koch Industries and Spirit AeroSystems. A chartered accountant, Malley holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Wichita State University.

Based in Wichita, The Trust Company of Kansas has offices in Arkansas City, Hutchinson, Lawrence, Leavenworth and McPherson.


The Hutchinson Clinic welcomed Dustin Harker, MD, to his team of doctors and caregivers.

Dr. Harker has treated patients with neurological diseases and disorders for over a decade.

He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Utah, completed medical school at Ohio Medical University in Toledo, and completed his residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 2010.

Since then Dr. Harker has been an ABPN board certified neurologist in Utah, Minnesota and Colorado. Her patients benefit from a care approach based on education, empathy, dignity and integrity.

The Hutchinson Clinic continued to expand its team in response to the growing needs of the community. In 2021 alone, it welcomed six doctors, most recently Dr. Susan Heasley, who is expanding the availability of family medicine in Cheney.

“We have been fortunate and honored this year with the addition of exceptional physicians to meet the needs of our community and I am grateful for the caliber of talent we have welcomed,” said Mike Heck, CEO of Hutch Clinic.

“Dr. Harker’s deep background in neurology and his commitment to educating patients will make him an asset to the clinic and the wider community,” Heck said.

Dr. Harker is accepting new patients starting Jan. 31. For scheduling needs or general questions, call 620-669-2500 or visit our website at


The Kansas Department of Transportation expressed gratitude to employees celebrating state service anniversaries in February. KDOT is proud to thank them for the long term dedication they have provided to the State of Kansas.

Those in The News coverage area celebrating birthdays included, 20 years: Derek Bengtson, System Software Supervisor, Hutchinson; and 10 years: Ardon Zanghi, road maintenance supervisor, Satanta.

Jon Prescott

GREAT BEND – Like Jon Prescott plans for his upcoming retirement as CEO of Sunflower Diversified Services, he is pleased with the nonprofit agency’s many successes. But three salient facts stand out.

One is to “discover the artistic gifts exhibited by people with special needs at the Beautiful Minds Art Studio. Their ability to create clay pieces, abstract paintings, candles and sketches is simply amazing.

Prescott noted that if Sunflower hadn’t converted a storage area in the Westside Market building, 5523 10th, “we never would have discovered these God-given talents.”

The opening of The UPS Store is another highlight for Prescott; it is also located at 5523 10th Street. A UPS Store division has approved Sunflower as one of only three non-profit franchises in North America.

“This store has provided a development environment where customers can enjoy a great employment option,” Prescott said. “They get on-the-job training and support so they can serve the public and earn a paycheck.”

UPS Store employees interact with customers every day and prepare boxes for shipment. They learn to meet customer needs and dress for success, Prescott noted.

A third highlight of the past five years “has been seeing our management team develop and develop new employment opportunities in our manufacturing facility. Clients learn new skills, leading to more productivity and independence. »

Ferguson Production Inc. and Oversize Warning Products are two relatively new contracts that provide assembly and packaging work. Sunflower’s confidential in-plant shredding service has also grown over the years.

“Our staff deserves a lot of credit for achieving all of these successes,” Prescott said. “They are committed to serving God by helping people with disabilities.”

Prescott also noted that he was impressed with Sunflower’s board, which is also forward-looking.

“They are cautious in their search for a quality, heart-driven CEO,” he explained. “The board fully understands the importance of finding a leader who will carry on our legacy of supporting children and adults well into the future.”

“It has truly been a blessing to serve people with disabilities and latecomers from cradle to retirement,” he added. “I am so proud to be part of this one-of-a-kind entity in central Kansas. Our nonprofit agency has been providing services for nearly 56 years and will continue to do so for years to come.

Sunflower serves infants, toddlers and adults in Barton, Pawnee, Rice, Rush and Stafford counties.

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