Equity Bank Names Ann Knutson as Chief Human Resources Officer

Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that Ann Knutson has joined Equity Bank as Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for all areas of the HR function including talent management, training and development, benefits, change management, compensation, HR compliance and M&A support. Knutson will take the lead on developing and implementing a best-in-class talent management function for the company in order to create organizational capacity as the bank grows by adding new lines of business or through additional acquisitions. Knutson most recently served as Director of Business Development with Juniper Capital Management.

“Equity Bank choose a wonderful Human Resources in Ann Knutson. Congratulations to all parties on a search well done,” said Sean O’Neal, , Partner of Chartwell Partners’ Financial Services Practice.

About Equity Bank
Equity Bancshares, Inc. is the parent company of Equity Bank, which offers a full range of financial solutions including commercial loans, consumer banking, mortgage loans, and treasury management services. As of December 31, 2022, Equity had approximately $5 billion in consolidated total assets, with ~700 dedicated staff across 67 full-service locations in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma, including corporate offices in Wichita. Equity provides an enhanced banking experience for customers through a suite of sophisticated banking products and services tailored to their needs, while delivering the high-quality, relationship-based customer service of a community bank. Equity’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “EQBK.”

About Chartwell Partners
Chartwell Partners is a retained executive search and leadership advisory firm. Founded in 2005, the firm serves a variety of industries across the nation. Chartwell’s Financial Services Practice, led by Scott Petty, has conducted more than 300 successful executive search assignments for over 50 clients during the last decade. The team prides themselves on their reputation of consistency, confidentiality, and long-term success of their placements.