Recognition

With a dedication to excellence, UMB and its associates have been honored to receive recognition for its success.

2013 Recognition

  • Choice Employer (1st place), UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized as the No. 1 Choice Employer by the Springfield Business Journal for the third year in a row. The award recognizes UMB's outstanding culture, community involvement and associate benefits.
     
  • Governor's Arts Award, Mary Blankenship Pointer
    Congratulations to Mary Blankenship Pointer, senior vice president in business development, for being recognized by the Oklahoma Arts Council with a 2013 Governor's Arts Award. The Governor's Arts Awards is an annual event recognizing individuals and organizations whose efforts have impacted the arts in their communities or throughout the state. Mary was recognized in the community service category.
     
  • 50 Best Fee Income Banks, UMB Financial Corporation
    Congratulations to UMB Financial Corporation for being recognized by The Bank Director in their Nifty Fifty "50 Best Fee Income Banks." UMB was listed at No. 9. This listing was based on a ratio of non-interest income to total operating revenue for 2011 and 2012.
     
  • ImpacT Award, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal with a 2013 ImpacT Award in the Client Interface category. This award recognizes companies that are using technology to save money, increase efficiency and create a better experience for associates and customers.
     
  • CX Impact Award, Scott Burditt
    Congratulations to Scott Burditt, senior vice president of Client Experience & Channel Operations, for being recognized by the Customer Experience Professionals Association with a CX Impact Award. This award recgonizes individuals who represent customer experience excellence.
     
  • Healthiest Employers, UMB Financial Corporation
    Congratulations to UMB Financial Corporation for being recognized as a Denver Business Journal 2013 Healthiest Employer finalist. This award recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. The award utilizes an online assessment tool and measures wellness programming.
     
  • KC Fountain Award, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized by the Kansas City Business Marketing Association with a 2013 Fountain Award in the Integrated Social Media Campaign Category for the #UMBgives Campaign.
     
  • Best of the Northland, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized as the Best Bank in the 2013 Best of the Northland Awards. The winners are selected based on the results of two months of voting in the spring by readers of the Liberty Tribune, Gladstone Dispatch and Kearney Courier.
     
  • Milestone Award, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce with a Milestone Award in their 2013 Big O! Excellence Awards. This award honors a long-standing business that is celebrating 25, 50, 75, 100, 125 or 150 years in business.
     
  • Young Professional of the Year, Brent Kembell
    Congratulations to Brent Kembell, vice president in Commercial Banking, for being recognized by the Institute of Management Accountants as a Young Professional of the Year. This award recognizes rising accounting and finance professionals who have displayed creative approaches to problem solving, demonstrated leadership, and made contributions to the management accounting profession. Kembell currently serves on the regional board of the IMA Heartland Council and recently completed a two-year term as president of IMA's Greater Ozarks Chapter.
     
  • Best Banker, Tom Chulick
    Congratulations to Tom Chulick, chairman and CEO of UMB Bank in St. Louis and president of UMB's Midwest regions, for being recognized by St. Louis Small Business Monthly as a Best Banker in their Best in Business Awards.
     
  • CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, UMB Financial Corporation
    Congratulations to UMB Financial Corporation for being recognized by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer with a CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation. The Gold Standard recognizes efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.
     
  • NextGen Leaders, Jim Rine
    Congratulations to Jim Rine, president of UMB's Kansas City region, for being recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as a member of the inaugural class of NextGen Leaders. The new program recognizes businesspeople - entrepreneurs, executives, professionals - who will lead their companies and their community into the future.
     
  • Spirit of CREW Award, Karen Karowski
    Congratulations to Karen Karowski, vice president and senior treasury management sales officer, for being recognized by the St. Louis chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women with the Spirit of CREW Award.
     
  • Influential Women, Rebecca Larason
    Congratulations to Rebecca Larason, vice president, business development officer and sales team manager, for being recognized by KC Business magazine as a 2013 Influential Women honoree. This award recognizes women in the Kansas City metro area who inspire others, create opportunities for their organizations, give back to their communities and mentor others.
     
  • America's 20 Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under, Mariner Kemper
    Congratulations to Mariner Kemper, Chairman and CEO of UMB Financial Corporation, for being recognized by Forbes as one of America's 20 Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under. The annual list recognizes chief executives who are leaders of the country's biggest publicly traded companies by market capitalization.
     
  • Tulsa 40, David Hardy
    Congratulations to David Hardy, SVP and commercial lending officer, for being recognized by Tulsa Business & Legal News as a member of the 2013 Tulsa 40 class. This award recognizes 40 men and women who come from the Tulsa MSA and are company executives, entrepreneurs, educators, representatives, energy leaders and innovators who have accomplished much before the age of 40.
     
  • Green Business Award, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized by the North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce as a 2013 Green Business Award recipient. This award recognizes businesses that demonstrate leadership and innovation in using environmentally responsible, healthy and profitable business practices.
     
  • 2012 Greenwich Excellence Awards for Small Business Banking, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized by Greenwich Associates as a recipient of the 2012 Greenwich Excellence Award for Small Business Banking. UMB Bank was recognized in the Regional Winners category for “Overall Satisfaction” in the Midwest region.
     
  • 2012 Greenwich Excellence Awards for Middle Market Banking, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized by Greenwich Associates as a recipient of three awards for the 2012 Greenwich Excellence Award for Middle Market Banking. UMB Bank was recognized in the National Winners category for “Overall Satisfaction” and "Treasury Management Overall Satisfaction." UMB Bank was also recognized in the Regional Winners category for “Overall Satisfaction" in the Midwest region and “Treasury Management Overall Satisfaction” in the Midwest region.
     
  • Most Powerful Salespeople, Christian Bienvenu
    Congratulations to Christin Bienvenu, senior vice president in commercial banking, for being recognized by ColoradoBiz Magazine as one of Colorado's Most Powerful Salespeople. This award recognizes salespeople who display uncommon resourcefulness, tenacity, determination and originality from prospecting to closing in a tough economy.

2012 Recognition

  • Men of the Year, Gil Trout
    Congratulations to Gil Trout, chairman and CEO of the Greater Missouri region and Kansas region, for being recognized by the Springfield Business Journal as a 2012 Men of the Year honoree. The award recognizes the professional and civic achievements of 20 men from throughout southwest Missouri.
     
  • 100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City, Melvin Porter
    Congratulations to Melvin Porter, vice president and Trust Operations manager, for being inducted into the Greater Kansas City chapter of the 100 Black Men of America. The mission of The 100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City is to improve the quality of life within the community and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans, with emphasis on youth.
     
  • Choice Employer (1st place), UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized by the Springfield Business Journal as a 2012 Choice Employer. This award honors companies based on their responses to questions about workplace benefits in the areas of incentives, family-friendliness, people development, corporate culture and civic mindedness.
     
  • Healthiest Employers, UMB Financial Corporation
    Congratulations to UMB Financial Corporation for being recognized as a Milwaukee Business Journal 2012 Healthiest Employer. This award recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. The award utilizes an online assessment tool and measures wellness programming.
     
  • Best Place to Work Finalist, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized by the Joplin Tri-State Business Journal as a 2012 Best Places to Work finalist. This award honors area companies for employee incentives, family-friendliness, people development and corporate culture. UMB Bank was recognized in the 25-100 employee category.
     
  • Illumination Award, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank, Derek Porter & SFS Architecture for being recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society – Kansas City with an Illumination Award. This award was given for the redesign of the Scout Investments office space in Kansas City, Mo.
     
  • Champions of Diversity, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce as a 2012 Champion of Diversity. This award is given to companies leading by example as they embrace diversity in their workforces, management structures, board of directors, company cultures, and in the Kansas City community.
     
  • Power Book Finalist, Mariner Kemper
    Congratulations to Mariner Kemper, chairman and CEO of UMB Financial Corporation and UMB Bank, for being recognized as a 2012 Power Book finalist by the Denver Business Journal. The annual Power Book event is an opportunity to acknowledge Denver’s most influential business leaders.
     
  • "Beyond the Best" Top 50 Award, Shelly Nischbach
    Congratulations to Shelly Nischbach, sales director, for being recognized by Streetscape Magazine as one of the 2012 "Beyond the Best" Top 50 in St. Charles, Mo. This award recognizes executives, employees and board members in St. Charles County for their professional and civil accomplishments and contributions to the community.
     
  • DisAbility Champion, UMB Financial Corporation
    Congratulations to UMB Financial Corporation for being named a 2012 DisAbility Champion by the Business Leadership Network of Greater Kansas City. This award celebrates local employers who demonstrate outstanding achievements in employing individuals with disabilities.
     
  • NELI Eagle Award, Chris Hernandez
    Congratulations to Chris Hernandez, senior vice president in operations administration, for being recognized by National Eagle Leadership Institute with the Eagle Award. This award “salutes professionals who set a higher standard of leadership in both their business and community involvements.”
     
  • Healthiest Employer, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being named as a St. Louis Business Journal 2012 Healthiest Employer. This award recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. The award utilizes an online assessment tool and measures wellness programming.
     
  • Centurions Leadership Program, John Ross
    Congratulations to John Russ, vice president, commercial banking officer, for being accepted to the Centurions Leadership Program Class of 2014. The Centurions Leadership Program of The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce explores the opportunities and issues of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Centurions participate in the program as actives for two years.
     
  • Leadership Wichita, Chris Howell
    Congratulations to Chris Howell, Wichita Community Bank President, for being selected by the Wichita Chamber of Commerce as a member of the 2012 Leadership Wichita class.
     
  • Small Business All Stars, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized by Sandler O’Neill and Partners in its “2012 Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars” report. UMB received this all-star recognition in 2009.
     
  • Faculty Member of the Year, Aaron Gilson
    Congratulations to Aaron Gilson, small business development officer, for being named Faculty Member of the Year by University of Phoenix - Omaha Campus.
     
  • CFO of the Year, Michael Hagedorn
    Congratulations to Michael Hagedorn, CFO of UMB Financial Corp., for being recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as CFO of the Year. Mike is one of three financial professionals honored in the large company category. Applicants were judged for their contributions to their companies' growth and financial success, their roles in corporate management and strategic planning, and their community involvement.
     
  • Top 100 Workplace, UMB Fund Services – Milwaukee
    Congratulations to UMB Fund Services for being recognized by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a 2012 Top Workplace. This award recognizes organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin that rank among the best for their commitment to employees. This is the third year in a row UMB Fund Services has been recognized among the best mid-sized employers.
     
  • 40 Under 40, Brent Kembell
    Congratulations to Brent Kembell, vice president and commercial banker, for being named to the Springfield Business Journal 2012 40 Under 40 class. This award recognizes personal accomplishments in civic and professional arenas for those under the age of 40.
     
  • 40 Under Forty, Abby Wendel
    Congratulations to Abby Wendel, senior vice president, director of Enterprise Sales & Service, for being named to the Ingram's magazine 2012 40 Under Forty class. This award recognizes a diverse group of young, dynamic business leaders whose efforts in the office and in the community are shaping the future of the Kansas City area.
     
  • America's 20 Most Powerful CEOs 40 And Under, Mariner Kemper
    Congratulations to Mariner Kemper, chairman and CEO of UMB Financial Corporation, for being recognized by Forbes as one of America's 20 Most Powerful CEOs 40 And Under. This award recognizes young chief executives who are the leaders of the country's biggest publicly traded companies by market capitalization.
     
  • 2011 Greenwich Excellence Awards for Small Business Banking, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized by Greenwich Associates as a recipient of the 2011 Greenwich Excellence Award for Small Business Banking. UMB Bank was recognized in the Regional Winners category for “Overall Satisfaction” in the Midwest region.
     
  • 2011 Greenwich Excellence Awards for Middle Market Banking, UMB Bank
    Congratulations to UMB Bank for being recognized by Greenwich Associates as a recipient of three awards for the Greenwich Excellence Award for Middle Market Banking. UMB Bank was recognizes in the National Winners category for “Overall Satisfaction.” UMB Bank was also recognized in the Regional Winners category for “Overall Satisfaction in the Midwest region and “Treasury Management Overall Satisfaction” in the Midwest region.
     
  • Best Banks in America
    UMB was listed as No. 27 out of 100 banks in the Forbes “Best Banks in America” report.
     
  • CEO Leadership Award, Dennis Triplett
    Congratulations to Dennis Triplett, CEO of UMB Healthcare Services, for being recognized by The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism CEO Leadership Award. This award recognizes CEOs in  the fields of health and wellness who embrace and support health care consumerism as well as display innovative programs in health and benefit management.

Archived Recognitions and Honors