David M. Carr, Executive Vice President of Impact Bank, is celebrated by the banking community on the occasion of his retirement, effective February 1, 2018.
With a family legacy in the banking community since 1901, Carr’s outstanding career began in 1973 and has included posts at the Wilmette Bank in Illinois, the First National Bank of Wellington, Caldwell State Bank and Impact Bank. As a member of the Kansas Bankers Association board of directors, Carr worked on several committees and in 2006 the Carr Family was recognized for a Century of Family Banking. His career has focused on stewarding the trust of community members and helping them achieve financial success. David has served as president of First Financial Corporation, the parent company of Impact Bank and currently serves as vice chair. In 2012, First National Bank of Wellington and Caldwell State Bank merged to become Impact Bank where Carr continues to serve on the board of directors.
“David has contributed to make Impact Bank a proven leader in the industry,” said Robert Leftwich, President and CEO of Impact Bank. “His most notable accomplishment is directly related to the numerous businesses and individuals he has worked with over the years, helping them to meet their financial goals. His decision to retire is well deserved given his significant contribution to the banking industry, to Impact Bank and to the communities that we serve.”
Carr is a 1973 graduate of the University of Kansas, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree and in 1978, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. He and his wife, Colette Kocour, are the parents of two sons. Over the last 38 years, Carr has been actively involved in non-profit and charitable organizations, serving as a former president and board member for the Wellington Chamber of Commerce where he was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award in 2010. He is a former president of the Wellington Industrial Development Corporation and former board member and chairman for the Sumner County Economic Development Commission. Maintaining close ties to his alma mater, Carr is also a trustee of the University of Kansas Endowment Association and has received the Mildred Clodfelter Alumni Association award for long-time volunteering.
“David Carr embodies the mission of Impact Bank and has dedicated his career to positively impacting the financial lives of our customers,” said John T. Stewart III, Chairman of the Board of Impact Bank. “His years of outstanding service to our community have made a difference in the lives of business owners, farmers and families in Kansas. We are honored to celebrate his accomplishments as he retires and are pleased to have David remain on the Board of the Bank and the Holding Company.”