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Kari Anderson Joins Gateway First Bank as Chief Accounting Officer

Chartwell Partners congratulates our placement Kari Anderson on her new role as Chief Accounting Officer at Gateway First Bank. Kari will report to Chief Financial Officer Joel Babb and oversee and direct Gateway’s corporate accounting functions. Joining Gateway from the Chief Accounting Officer seat at LegacyTexas Bank, Kari is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has more than 20 years in community banking and community credit unions. Kari brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new position including public and private company financial reporting, core banking systems conversions and M&A integrations.

“Kari is a highly motivated and experienced financial and accounting professional with an extensive background in banking management, accounting policy and team development and leadership.” said Scott Petty, Managing Partner of Chartwell Partner’s Financial Services practice. “I know she will make immediate and invaluable contributions to the Gateway First Bank organization.”

About Gateway First Bank

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.7 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation. Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, 150 mortgage centers in 40 states, and over 1,300 employees.

About Chartwell Partners

Chartwell Partners is a national, retained search firm founded in 2005 specializing in executive and board of director leadership recruitment. Partner Scott Petty and his team pride themselves on being one of the best executive search firm recruiting teams in the nation. We are regularly called upon by clients in the Commercial Banking, Community Banking and Real Estate Sectors to recruit C-Suite and other senior executives. As a top executive search firm, it is our job and privilege to meet the executive recruiting needs of our clients.