MBA Honors Fayette As Young Banker Of The Year 

Zach Fayette, First State Bank & Trust, Sikeston, 2019 Young Banker of the Year
 MBA Chairman Anne Vieira with Saints Avenue Bank in New London and Sara Patterson, executive vice president and chief financial officer of First State Bank & Trust Company in Sikeston, congratulate Zach Fayette, who was honored Oct. 3 with the 2019 Young Bankers Leadership Award at the Young Bankers Leadership Conference in Columbia. Fayette, north market president of First State Bank & Trust Company, is an active participant in MBA’s Strikeforce Grassroots Team and regional meetings.
The Missouri Bankers Association honored Zachary Fayette, north market president of First State Bank & Trust Company in Sikeston, with the 2019 Young Bankers Leadership Award. This award from MBA recognizes the outstanding achievement of a banker, age 45 or younger, employed by an MBA-member bank. Fayette was recognized at the MBA Young Bankers Leadership Conference on Oct. 3 at the Courtyard by Marriott – Columbia.

Fayette began his banking career in 2008 as an examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He joined First State Bank & Trust in 2014 as vice president of commercial/ag lending. Fayette was promoted to his current position in 2016 and oversees three branches while leading his team to grow the bank’s market share. 

“Zach has demonstrated a remarkable ability to build networks, touch people personally, inspire giving and to lead” said Matthew Drake, president and CEO of First State Bank & Trust Company. “Zach’s training, experience and continuing education have helped him to become one of the area’s leading bankers and a trusted community leader.”

Fayette’s involvement with MBA continues to grow. An active participant in MBA’s Strikeforce Grassroots Team and regional meetings, Fayette credits former bank chairman Duane Michie for his MBA involvement, who highly valued the benefits and leadership opportunities afforded through MBA.

Fayette graduated from the University of Missouri — Columbia in 2008 and the Graduate School of Banking in Louisiana in 2014. He was selected for Agriculture Leadership of Tomorrow, a two-year program promoting Missouri’s economy. Fayette serves on the Sikeston Regional Chamber of Commerce board and volunteers with the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center and Sikeston Jaycees.