The Young Bankers Leadership Award recognizes outstanding achievement of a Missouri banker age 45 or younger who is employed by an MBA-member bank. The winner, chosen by a selection committee of bank leaders, will be honored Oct. 19 at the Young Bankers Leadership Conference in Kansas City. The following nominees illustrate how both learning and leadership contribute to their growing success.

Travis BoyerTravis Boyer

Senior Vice President/Branch Manager
Platte Valley Bank of Missouri

You are always moving forward or moving backwards — that’s what Travis Boyer believes. In his life and career, Travis has taken the paths that have moved him forward. 

Since joining Platte Valley Bank of Missouri as a part-time teller, Travis’ career has accelerated at a rapid pace. Senior management has recognized Travis for his excellent handling of loan portfolios, supervisory skills and humble work demeanor. As a member of the Executive Loan Committee, Travis reviews the loan presentations of the bank’s lenders and requests for any loans totaling more than $500,000.

An active leader in various community organizations, Travis is respected for his financial skills in helping to raise funds for various projects. He is a member of the Smithville Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club. Travis has participated in numerous educational programs from MBA and is a graduate of MBA’s School of Lending and School of Banking. 

Tammy KelleyTammy Kelley

Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Table Rock Community Bank
Kimberling City

Tammy Kelley’s career represents the hallmarks of a leader — determination, the will to succeed and the desire to make others better. 

Nominated by Old Missouri Bank in Springfield, Tammy was the bank’s first internal auditor. She was instrumental in creating internal systems, processes and accountability that helped to strategically guide the bank through growth and acquisition.

Tammy served as chairman of the MBA Young Bankers Leadership Division for two consecutive years. She led the creation of The Heroes Cup, a golf tournament sponsored by Young Bankers in the Springfield area benefiting Segs4Vets, MBA’s designated charity that provides mobile Segways to severely injured veterans. 

Tammy is a graduate of MBA’s School of Bank Management, Banking Leadership Missouri and the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin. She joined Table Rock Community Bank in September 2017.

Brett MagersBrett Magers

Chief Lending Officer
Legacy Bank and Trust

Success often involves blood, sweat and tears, along with the desire to improve oneself. Brett Magers has never been afraid of a little hard work or learning new things to achieve his goals.

Brett began his career as a teller with Great Southern Bank in Springfield and joined Legacy Bank and Trust as a credit officer and lender in 2011. As the bank’s chief lending officer, Brett oversees all lending functions within the bank. He sets the example for all lenders in areas of production, pricing and asset quality, and his tireless work ethic, outstanding customer service and dedication are respected by his colleagues.

Brett is a board member of Logan Rogersville Education Foundation and serves on the Business School Advisory Board for Missouri State University, where he also mentors business students. A member of MBA’s Legislative Affairs Committee and active participant in MBA’s Target Banker program, Brett also completed the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado.

Micah ScottMicah Scott

Senior Vice President/Small Business Banking Manager
Guaranty Bank

Micah Scott’s desire for continued professional development and ensuring the continued success of community banking embody his status as the up-and-coming generation of outstanding bank leaders.

Micah joined Guaranty Bank as a credit analyst in 2008 after serving as an assistant examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Micah is one of the highest producers of new loan relationship growth for the bank. He is the bank’s primary liaison with Small Business Administration and was instrumental in acquiring SBA’s Preferred Lending Partner designation for the bank.

Micah is chairman of Ronald McDonald House Charities Board of Directors and  served on Missouri State University Corporate Mentor program for finance students. He graduated first in his class of 188 students at the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin, in August 2016 and has achieved the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst designation. 

Tracey WoodwardTracey Woodward

Vice President
Carroll County Trust Company

Some organizations have to search far and wide to discover their next leaders. Carroll County Trust Company in Carrollton just had to look outside its front door.

A lifelong resident of Carrollton, Tracey Woodward joined the bank in 2008 as a loan officer. As TRID began to take shape, Tracey used information from numerous TRID seminars and webinars to develop a program to smoothly transition the bank to follow the new rules.

Tracey understands the bank’s importance to her community. As past president of Carrollton Area Economic Alliance, she was integral in promoting local business and generating new business development in the community. She has spoken to students in financial literacy classes about the importance of good credit and applying for loans.

Tracy is a graduate of Banking Leadership Missouri. During the last two years, she has helped the bank’s efforts to raise more than $6,000 for Segs4Vets.