Ron Rodgers, 50 Year Club, 2018Ron R. Rodgers

Community Bank of Pleasant Hill

After graduating from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Ron Rodgers began his banking career in 1965 as a teller and bookkeeper at Raytown Bank. Uncle Sam called in 1966, and Ron served his country for four years in the U.S. Air Force, with an honorable discharge as captain.

After returning to Raytown Bank in 1971, Ron completed his advance certificate at the American Institute of Banking. As a result of many bank acquisitions, Ron had officer responsibilities in several banks in the Kansas City area, including Boatman’s, Centerre and Bank of
America. Ron assisted in the organization and was de novo president/CEO of two Missouri chartered community banks: the Community Bank of El Dorado Springs in 1981 and the Community Bank of Pleasant Hill in 2006. He served on the boards of three Missouri banks. In 2010, Ron retired as president and CEO of Community Bank of Pleasant Hill. He is currently a member of the board of directors, the executive loan committee, the ALCO committee and the audit committee.

Ron married his junior high, high school and college classmate, Georgia Harman Rodgers. They live in Lee’s Summit and are celebrating 53 years of marriage. They have two children, five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Ron attributes his longevity in banking to …

the love of helping people and having good mentors and many good friends in banking. 

Ron’s favorite part of working for the banking industry for 50 years has been …

working in community banks where you can provide face-to-face customer service with your clients and meeting many people from different walks of life.

Ron’s philosophy on banking is …

smile, greet your customers by name, find out their needs and cross sell, and thank them for their business.

Ron’s advice to young professionals beginning their banking careers is …

listen and stay in touch; always be aware of new trends and what your customers want.