Who We Are

KANZA Bank is a family-owned community bank founded in 1905 by Kansas farmers, ranchers and businessmen. Now in its second century of serving customers, KANZA Bank has locations in Kingman, Anthony, Wichita and Hutchinson.

Today, KANZA Bank is led by a fifth generation of Boyers, John E. Boyer IV, Chairman; and Clark E. Boyer, CEO/President. 

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Clark E. Boyer, CEO/President of KANZA Bank and John E. Boyer IV, Chairman of KANZA Bank

Our Mission

To serve our communities with energy, enthusiasm and care, regardless.

Our Vision

To be a high-performing provider of financial services, delivered in true “community banking” fashion, by proactively identifying and exceeding the needs of the customer, employee, and shareholder. 

Our Purpose

To use and continuously develop our skills, abilities and resources to the benefit of our customers, fellow employees and the communities we serve. 

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The Kanza Name

Like us, our name is rooted deeply in Kansas history. KANZA refers to a nation of Native Americans who inhabited Kansas and Oklahoma, the same name for which our state was named. KANZA Bank is more than just a name, but also a reflection of our institution’s heritage and our commitment to Kansas.

History

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David Walter

One of the original founders of the State Bank of Kingman, David was the Bank's first vice president and the second president. His son-in-law was John Edgar Boyer, also one of the Bank's original founders. David came to Kansas in 1886 to rear his children in a prohibition state. By trade he was a miller, farmer and merchant, and in later years raised pure-bred poultry. David was the great great grandfather of our current leadership. 

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John Edgar Boyer

One of the original founders of the State Bank of Kingman, “Edgar” married Grace Walter, the daughter of David Walter, and was the Superintendent of Kingman County Schools. He was the great grandfather of our current leadership.

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John E. Boyer II

A prominent Wichita attorney, John E. Boyer II partnered with Paul Woods in 1958 to purchase the controlling interest in the State Bank of Kingman. He served on the Bank's board of directors from 1958 until 1990. He was the grandfather of our current leadership.

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John E. Boyer III

John E. Boyer III was the president of State Bank of Kingman from 1972 to 1990 and is the father of John E. Boyer IV and Clark E. Boyer.