Our Board of Directors
Richard L. Viar
PRESIDENT, CEO, DIRECTOR
Rick Viar has more than 30 years banking experience. He began his career with the former Boatmen’s Union National Bank in Springfield, MO and has taken the opportunity to continually learn the best practices that would eventually lead to the successful strategic development of Summit Bank of Kansas City. By implementing and embracing the core values of customer focus, community leadership, and collegial integrity, he has enabled the bank to realize his vision of true community banking.
Mr. Viar holds a Masters in Business Administration from Drury University and a Bachelors of Science Degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. In addition, he attended the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin and the American Banker’s Association Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.
Mr. Viar currently serves as President of the Lee’s Summit Education Foundation and President of the Lees Summit Economic Development Council. In addition, Viar is a member of the Truman Medical Center Philanthropy Board, Lee’s Summit Industrial Development Authority, Lee’s Summit 360 Implementation Committee, and Lees Summit Symphony Board. Viar is also the Charter President and member of the East Independence Rotary Club.
Mr. Coates is a longtime resident of Lee's Summit, Missouri, and has been the president of Billy Goat Industries, Inc. since 1994. The company manufactures outdoor power equipment used in debris management and exports product worldwide to markets in Canada, Western Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, and Japan. Today the company is owned and operated by two generations of the Coates family.
Mr. Coates holds a Bachelors Degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas.
Jack A. Accurso
Mr. Accurso is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and has owned several successful businesses during his career. In 1986, he founded American Foodservice Company with three of his sons, which has grown to become one of the region’s largest independent, full-line food distributors as well as one of Lee’s Summit’s most visible employers. American Foodservice’s customer base includes many prestigious restaurants, grocery stores, specialty retailers and casinos.
He is currently an honorary director of the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association.
Carl L. Chinnery
Mr. Chinnery is founding partner of Chinnery Evans & Nail, one of Lee's Summit's oldest and most respected law firms. He has established an exceptional reputation for his extensive expertise in estate planning, business law, real estate and charitable giving, as well as his active and exhaustive support of the civic and educational efforts of the community.
His charitable service includes serving as Chairman of the Truman Medical Center Planned Giving Council; Chairman of the Children's Mercy Hospital Planned Giving Council; and Chairman of the Community Foundation of Lee's Summit. Mr. Chinnery's civic activities include the Rotary Club, serving as a District Governor of Rotary International in 2002-2003; the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce, serving as its president in 1978; the Lee's Summit Economic Development Council, as president in 1996-97; and the Rockhurst College Small Business Development Corporation, as past Chairman.
Mr. Chinnery has served as president of the Lee's Summit R-7 Board of Education, president of the Lee's Summit Educational Foundation, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and is a Charter Life Underwriter. Mr. Chinnery holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Beloit College and a law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Roger Fender, DDS
Dr. Fender is a native of Lee's Summit, Missouri. Following dental school, he founded Fender Family Dentistry, a comprehensive practice specializing in general dentistry and orthodontics. He is also co-owner of ProCorp Images Inc., a promotional products company, and ProLeasing Investments. Dr. Fender is a member of the Lee's Summit Community Church.
Dr. Fender earned his Bachelors of Science in chemistry from Central Missouri State University and is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School.
Robert F. Glaser
Mr. Glaser enjoyed a successful career as senior manager for several large Sears retail stores in the Kansas City area before becoming the founding president of the Truman Heartland Community Foundation in 1994. In addition to extensive volunteer community involvement, he was the Director of Development for the Bi-County United Way of Cass and Jackson Counties, and is responsible for launching its endowment program.
He was most recently a property manager for Curry Association Management, managing Kirkwood Properties, a 10 acre DST Development. He is currently Vice President of Business Development for Summit Bank of Kansas City.
Mr. Glaser holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.
Mr. Limpus spent an illustrious career in the limestone mining, processing, and ready-mix industry before selling various related entities to Ashland Paving and Lafarge North America. He is the developer and owner of Winterstone Golf Course in Independence, Missouri and a managing member of Western Materials & Design. He is also an Executive Member of Mid-America Sand Co.
Mr. Limpus is a native of the area and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.
Mr. Ross is currently the Mayor of Blue Springs, Missouri, where he has lived for over 34 years. He is the consummate civic leader, community volunteer, and public servant. He was elected in 1988 to represent eastern Jackson County, Missouri in the Missouri House of Representatives and served for over 14 years. Prior to his state service, he was a member of Blue Springs (MO) Board of Alderman, City Council, and mayor pro tem, chairman of St. Mary’s Hospital Board of Directors in Blue Springs, Missouri, and former member of Carondelet Health Board.
Mr. Ross retired from Hallmark Cards in 2005 ending a 39 year career. In 1995 and 1996, he was recognized by the Kansas City Globe as one of Kansas City’s most influential African Americans. He was awarded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s Black Achiever in 1985. He also received the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce in 1991. Mr. Ross is a past Chairman of the Truman Heartland Community Foundation and served on the Bi-County United Way of Cass and Jackson Counties Board of Directors. He is now a member of the United Way of Greater Kansas City Board of Trustees, and member and past Chairman of the Missouri Veterans Commission.
Mayor Ross is Chairman of the Metro Mayors Caucus of Cass, Clay, and Jackson counties, Co-Chair of the Eastern Jackson County Betterment Council and the Missouri Municipal League Board of Directors.
Mr. Ross holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Rockhurst University in Kansas City Missouri.
Diane J. Seif
Ms. Seif is President and CEO of DVA Enterprises, Inc. in Lee’s Summit, MO. She has founded several companies, including Regulatory-Clinical Consultants Inc. (RXCCI), and Van Jones Building Company. DVA Enterprises, Inc. is a commercial real estate management company with an investment focus on small businesses. Ms. Seif provides strategic consulting services for pharmaceutical, life science, biotechnology, and device companies, as well as business development support while helping small business develop and grow.
She is past Chair of Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, Chair of local operating board of Jackson and Cass Counties of United Way, University of Kansas NSF Advisory Board, Director of Lee’s Summit Education Foundation, Chairman of Development Committee for Lee’s Summit Education Foundation, Small Business Council for Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and Lee’s Summit Economic Development. She is also involved in the National Association of Women Business Owners – NAWBO, Rotary Advisor and member of American Business Women’s Association. She was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and is on the Planning Commission for the City of Lee’s Summit.
Steven M. Silverstein
A board-certified ophthalmologist and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Silverstein is active in a number of professional medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Midwest Cornea Society, the Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, the Missouri Medical Society, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Silverstein serves as a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine and the University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Silverstein is a councilman, mayor pro tem, and police commissioner for the city of Lake Winnebago, Missouri. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Truman Heartland Foundation, and the advisory board for the Gift of Life organ transplant organization. He has published in major medical journals, and lectures extensively around the world.
Dr. Silverstein earned his B.A. degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
Joseph L. Reid, III
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