Ted Haggart, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined Douglas County Bank in April 2001. His time is balanced between customer relationships and recruiting new customers, leadership and management of the bank, and community service activities and working with the bank’s board of directors. Mr. Haggart’s community activities include serving as past chair of the Lawrence Regional Technology Center, past president of the Lawrence Rotary Club, co-chair of the Lawrence Bioscience Task Force, and past president of the Friends of the Lied Center. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association and Lawrence Junior Achievement. Other previous board memberships include the United Way of Douglas County, the Friends of the Spencer Museum of Art, and the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC). Before joining Douglas County Bank, Mr. Haggart was president of Union National (now Commerce Bank) in Manhattan and senior vice president of First National Bank (now Sunflower Bank) in Salina. He was an economics professor at Kansas State University, executive director of the Kansas Economic Education Council and an economist for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. He graduated from the University of Kansas with degrees in economics and mathematics, and received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota and served as a LtJG in the US Navy. Mr. Haggart joined the Douglas County Bank Board of Directors when he began his position at Douglas County Bank.
Pat Slabaugh, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been with Douglas County Bank since 1983. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the bank and is the division head for the Lending, Retail, Information Technology, and Trust Departments. He attended Emporia State University and is a graduate of the Colorado School of Banking. Pat is currently serving as a member of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Finance Committee, DCCCA Board, and Douglas County Development Inc. Mr. Slabaugh also serves on the Government Affairs Committee for the Kansas Bankers Association. He is the past president of the Lawrence, Kansas Boys and Girls Club. Mr. Slabaugh joined the Douglas County Bank Board of Directors in 2002 and serves on the Board’s Budget, Finance, Planning and Human Resources Committee, Loan Committee and various other internal Bank committees.
Gina Baun, Senior Vice President, Loan Services, joined Douglas County Bank in August of 1975 and currently oversees the bank’s lending and loan service activities. She is a graduate of the National Commercial Lending School and the Colorado School of Banking. Gina is president of the Cottonwood, Inc. board of directors and a graduate of Leadership Lawrence.
Mike Davies, Senior Vice President, Trust Services, has been with Douglas County Bank since April 1984. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and also a law degree from Washburn University. Mike is an attorney and member of the Kansas Bar. He has held leadership positions in the Douglas County Estate Planning Council and is a member of the trust division of the Kansas Bankers Association.
Judy Dinges-Mulford, Senior Vice President, Retail Services, joined Douglas County Bank in September 1998. She has over 33 years of banking experience. Currently Judy oversees the retail and operation services of the bank. She has served on the Lawrence Security Committee and is a graduate of Leadership Lawrence.
Sean Buffum, Vice President, Information Technology, joined Douglas County Bank in 2008 bringing with him 14 years of information technology expertise. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor of science in business administration and an emphasis in finance.
Michael Carlisle, Vice President, Trust Services, has 29 years of experience in personal trust administration and investments. He joined Douglas County Bank in 2003. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Kansas State University, an MBA from the University of Wyoming and is a graduate of the ABA National Trust School at Northwestern University. He is a member of the Trustee of KSU Foundation and a former board member for the American Heart Association, Kansas Humane Society and the Kansas Bankers Association-Trust Division.
Doug Gaston, Vice President, Real Estate Loan Services, has been in the banking industry in Lawrence, KS for 27 years. He joined Douglas County Bank in 2003 and is responsible for our mortgage lending department, and for helping people buy, build or refinance their homes, as well as rental property financing. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, the ABA Banking School in the areas of Compliance, Commercial Lending, Consumer Lending and several other AIB certifications. He is a 1994 graduate of Leadership Lawrence and volunteers for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Lawrence and the Lawrence High Football Backers. His board involvement includes Trinity In-Home Care, American Lung Association (Kansas board), and the Douglas County Extension Executive Board (past president).
Mary Grob, Vice President, Loan Services, has a strong history with Douglas County Bank. She began working with Douglas County Bank during high school through the Office Education Program at Lawrence High. Her tenure at the bank has included being a teller, credit supervisor and head of the bank’s former escrow department. Currently, Mary’s concentration is residential real estate. Mary is on the Housing Selection Committee for Habitat for Humanity and the Housing Committee for Tenants to Homeowners and has served on the City of Lawrence Mayor’s Affordable Housing Taskforce.
Ernesto Hodison, Vice President, Loan Services, has 22 years of banking experience and has been with Douglas County Bank since 1997. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an emphasis in business administration and is a 2009 graduate of the Colorado School of Banking. His responsibilities include commercial loans, commercial real estate loans, consumer real estate, and personal loans as well as managing the Douglas County Bank credit department. Ernesto is a graduate of Leadership Lawrence and volunteers his time as the treasurer of Warm Hearts of Douglas County and is a board member and Past State President for Boy’s and Girl’s Club.
Tim Metz, Vice President, Loan Services, joined Douglas County Bank three years ago. A resident of Lawrence since 1983, Tim has over nine years of banking experience. He received his undergraduate degree from KU in 1987 and a juris doctorate from Washburn Law in 1994. He is a graduate of the Kansas Schools of Banking Commercial Lending School, and has completed the National Association of Development Companies coursework in SBA loans including closing, packaging, servicing and liquidating. Tim’s duties at Douglas County Bank include commercial real estate, SBA loan expert, and business resumption coordinator. Currently Tim is pursuing an MBA from KU and is a board member for the Friends of the Spencer Museum.
Lisa Stuhlman, Vice President and Financial Officer, has been with the bank since 1996 and currently oversees the bank’s finance, investment, and accounting departments. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business, with a minor in economics from Pittsburg State University. Lisa is a graduate of the KBA/NBA School of Banking, Bank Compliance School and the ABA Business of Banking School. In the past she has been the treasurer/secretary for Achievement Place for Girls and is currently involved in Relay for Life and Chamber of Commerce Envoy committee. Lisa has over 30 years of banking experience.
Danette Umholtz, Vice President, Account Services, joined Douglas County Bank in 1982 and has held several positions within the bank during that time. She currently manages deposit operations and the Account Services department for the bank. She has more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry. Danette is a graduate of the Kansas Bankers Association’s Advanced School of Banking, serves on the Family Support Committee for Lawrence Habitat for Humanity and is a member of the Lawrence Women’s Network.
Debbie Bott, Assistant Vice President, Branch Coordinator, began her banking career while attending Emporia State University. Since joining Douglas County Bank in 1976 she has held many positions within the bank. After a short stint away to raise her family, Debbie returned to Douglas County Bank as the manager of our South Iowa branch, eventually becoming the branch coordinator a few years ago. Her responsibilities include coaching and staff development, overall management of the branches, and working with branch managers and staff. She has been a volunteer for Relay for Life for the past 10 years.
Peggy Leslie, Assistant Vice President Trust Services/Compliance Officer, is another long term Douglas County Bank employee. Peggy began working at Douglas County Bank in 1978 after graduating from Lawrence High School. She holds an associate degree from Johnson County Community College and graduated from Washburn University summa cum laude. She also graduated from the Cannon Trust School and the Schools of Banking Compliance School, Trust & Financial Services School, and Advance Trust Operations School. She currently is in charge of the trust operations and is the bank’s compliance officer. Peggy volunteers for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Family Promise and the United Way as a campaign executive. She has also held board positions for Headstart, Toys for Tots and Junior Achievement.