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William (Bill) Dana

Mr. Dana attended Donnelly College in 1969-70 and graduated from Benedictine College with a BS in Business Administration in 1972. After starting work as a bank teller, Mr. Dana went on to serve as President and CEO of Central Bank in Kansas City for 29 years before transitioning to his current role as Vice Chairman. His career in community banking has spanned more than 50 years.  

During his years at Central Bank, Mr. Dana served on numerous civic, social, and trade association boards and was called upon to speak on many banking industry topics including compliance, community development, and bank profitability. He has spoken before the FDIC, the OCC, the Missouri Division of Finance, U.S. House subcommittees, numerous trade associations, and various banking organizations.  

Mr. Dana has been married to his wife, Kay, for 50 years and they have three grown children and six grandchildren.     

Mr. Dana is grateful for the education he received at Donnelly College: “It is truly a source of personal pride that I was a student there 50 years ago. They offer an affordable world class education to many minority students. So many of these students are the first in their families to attend college.”