MBA Names Jackson Hataway As President

Jackson Hataway, Missouri Bankers AssociationThe Missouri Bankers Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Jackson Hataway has been named president of the association, effective June 1.

Hataway will become the seventh individual to lead MBA, which celebrates its 132nd anniversary this year. He will work alongside current MBA President and CEO Max Cook, who will continue to serve as CEO until his retirement in summer 2023. At that time, Hataway will assume both titles.

“Jackson’s vast knowledge of the banking industry and his vision for the future of our association made him the perfect choice for MBA,” said John Everett, chairman of the MBA Board of Directors. “We are excited to have Jackson at the helm leading MBA.”

“MBA has an outstanding reputation among the Missouri banking community and its state counterparts, and that’s because of the incredible work of Max and the MBA staff,” Hataway said. “I am extremely honored to carry on this legacy as the next president of the MBA.”

Hataway joined MBA in November 2019 as senior vice president of communications, marketing and member services. He was instrumental in spearheading the association’s outreach to banks about the Paycheck Protection Program and ensuring MBA continued to provide exceptional educational programs and services to its members during the COVID-19 pandemic. In June 2020, he was promoted to executive vice president.

Before joining MBA, Hataway was a consultant and principal consultant with Strategic Arts and Sciences for 10 years. In this role, he served as a strategist and communications professional for numerous financial institutions, banking/trade associations and other for-profit and nonprofit organizations. 

Hataway is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where he received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in communication and information sciences.


The Missouri Bankers Association is a statewide trade and professional organization in Jefferson City that represents the interests of more than 235 banks and savings and loan financial institutions in Missouri. MBA serves as the principal advocate for the Missouri banking community and provides educational opportunities, products and services that assist bankers with enhancing their banking operations. Follow MBA on Twitter at