Bancshares CEO to speak at Tabor

In 2001, Brad Elliott was named one of the Wichita Business Journal?s ?40 Under 40.?Brad Elliott, chairman and CEO of Equity Banc?shares in Wichita since November 2002, will be on the Tabor College campus March 29 as the featured speaker at the 2016 Dean A. and Carol Nachtigall Lec?ture Series on Entre?pre?neur?ship.

Elliott will be meeting and speaking to a number of groups starting with an 8 a.m. session with business students and continuing through the day.

The event will culminate with a lecture at 7 p.m., during which Elliott will describe his business experiences since graduating from McPherson College.

The Dean A. and Carol Nachtigall Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship is intended to bring high-profile, nationally or regionally recognized guest lecturers to Tabor.

Through sharing their business experience and activities, the lecturers aim to inspire undergraduates to become successful in their careers and communities.

?Brad Elliott is the perfect fit for Tabor?s lecture series on entrepreneurship,? said Norman Hope, chair if Tabor?s business department. ?Our students will benefit from hearing about Brad?s journey, beginning with a college experience not different from that of their own.

?My hope is that the servant leadership he shows in his career and community engagement inspires them to follow his example.?

In 2001, Elliott was named one of the Wichita Business Journal?s ?40 Under 40,? and in 2015 he was honored in the publication?s hall of fame for the recognition.

Elliott has 20-plus years of experience in banking, sales and marketing. He began in his career as a teller at Home State Bank in McPherson.

Over time, Elliott added sales and marketing experience through positions at Koch Industries and Sun-flower Bank before earning the top spot at Equity Bancshares.

Elliott?s experience illustrates that career and community engagement go hand-in-hand. He has been a volunteer in a variety rules, including on the McPherson College Board of Trustees, the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce, as a board member for Via Christi Health and Kansas Bankers Association.

Elliott also has held local leadership positions with United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and is a member of the Young President?s Organization.

For more information on the Tabor College Dean A. and Carol Nachtigall Lecture Series on Entrepreneurship, or this event with Brad Elliott, visit

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