American Banker Names Lead Bank as One of The Best Banks to Work For

Lead Bank has been named a 2019 Best Bank to Work For by American Banker, a daily financial trade newspaper that has been covering the financial services industry since 1836. The Best Banks to Work For program, which was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction. Full results of this year’s program are available at American Banker and in the September issue of American Banker Magazine.


“One of the critical factors in a bank's success is how it treats its employees. This year's list honors those institutions which have gone above and beyond to invest in employees' personal and professional growth,” said Rob Blackwell, editor in chief of American Banker.

Determining the Best Banks to Work For involves a two-step process. The first step involves an evaluation of participating companies’ workplace policies, practices, and demographics. In the second step, employee surveys are conducted to directly assess the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to their workplace. The combined scores determine the top banks and the final ranking.


“It’s such an honor to be recognized by American Banker as a one of the best banks to work for in the country. We are immensely proud of this honor, and for what we have created together. Lead Bank is filled with innovative, thoughtful, and respectful colleagues who continuously encourage each other. We are all committed to helping not only Lead Bank, excel, but also our community and those we serve,” said Josh Rowland, CEO, and vice-chairman of Lead Bank.


To see a full list of this year’s winning banks, click here. The program is open to commercial banks, thrifts, savings banks, and other chartered retail financial institutions with at least 50 employees in the United States. For more information on eligibility or other questions related to the Best Banks to Work For program, visit or contact Gabriela Marushak at 717-323-5217.


About Lead Bank

For 90 years, Lead Bank has remained a reliable, independent commercial bank dedicated to delivering smart financial solutions for business owners, managers, and their families and communities. With locations in Garden City, Lee’s Summit and now the Kansas City Crossroads, Lead Bank continues to provide treasury management, lending services, and personal client products.

The new flagship location in Kansas City’s dynamic KC Crossroads District introduces clients to a new “era of banking.” Lead Bank is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Mr. K Award, named after the late Ewing M. Kauffman. This award goes to companies who have shown growth and sustainability of their business, positive company culture, and a record for giving back to the community. For additional information, call (816) 220.8600 or visit