Meet Our Team

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor

President, CEO & Chairman of the Board

Steve Taylor started in banking over 30 years ago and has served as the President, CEO and Chairman of the Board for the Bank since we opened in 2002. He graduated from Cape Central High School and from Southeast Missouri State University. Steve lives in Cape Girardeau with his wife and they have one daughter.

Phone: 573-334-9000

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Jay Knudtson

Jay Knudtson

Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer &    Secretary of the Board

Jay Knudtson started in banking over 30 years ago and has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer since we opened in 2002. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and the Graduate Banking School in Boulder, CO. Jay served Cape Girardeau as mayor from 2002-2010. He lives in Cape Girardeau with his wife and they have one son.

Phone: 573-334-9000

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Steve Green

Steve Green

Senior Vice President & Commercial Lender

Steve Green has over 30 years banking experience and joined the First Missouri State Bank team as a Commercial Lender in 2015. He is a graduate of Sikeston High School and University of Missouri Columbia. Steve also graduated from the Southwest Graduate School of Banking. He lives in Cape Girardeau with his wife and has a son, daughter, four granddaughters.

Phone: 573-334-9000

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Sandy Boston

Sandy Boston

Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

Sandy Boston has over 30 years of banking experience. She started her career with the Bank when we opened in 2002 as a Branch Manager and became the Chief Operations Officer in 2008. She is a graduate of Shawnee High School and Shawnee Community College. Sandy lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and they have a daughter, son, and a grandson.

Phone: 573-334-9000

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Brittney Lee

Brittney Lee

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Brittney Lee started her career with the Bank as a Personal Banker when we opened in 2002. She has also served as Sales and Marketing Manager and became Chief Financial Officer in 2016. She is a graduate of Jackson High School and Southeast Missouri State University. Brittney graduated from the Paul W. Barret, Jr. Graduate School of Banking and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Business Administration. She lives in Cape Girardeau with her husband and their son.

Phone: 573-334-9000

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Heather Dameron

Heather Dameron

Senior Vice President & Chief Credit Officer

Heather Dameron started with the Bank as a Mortgage Loan Processor in 2003. Her responsibilities rose to Commercial Credit Analyst, Mortgage Underwriter and Credit Officer. She was promoted to Chief Credit Officer in 2015. Heather is a graduate of Jackson High School and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University. Heather attended the Barret School of Banking’s Commercial Lending Academy and is a graduate of the Graduate Banking School in Boulder, CO. She lives in Jackson with her husband and their son and daughter.

Phone: 573-334-9000

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Ryan Wiley

Ryan Wiley

Vice President & Credit Officer

Ryan Wiley has worked in banking for over 20 years. He joined the Bank in 2017 as a Credit Officer. Ryan graduated from Fort Dodge High School and Southeast Missouri State University. He lives in Jackson with his wife and they have a son and granddaughter.

Phone: 573-334-9000

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Lance Brumbaugh

Lance Brumbaugh

Assistant Vice President & Information Security Officer

Lance Brumbaugh started his career with the Bank as a part-time teller in 2008 and now serves as our Information Security Officer. He graduated from Jackson High School and Southeast Missouri State University. Lance lives in Jackson with his wife and their son and daughter.

Phone: 573-334-9000

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Gunnar Knudtson

Gunnar Knudtson

Mortgage Banker

Gunnar Knudtson started his career with the Bank as a part-time teller in 2014 and now serves as a Mortgage Banker. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Mississippi. Gunnar lives in Cape Girardeau with his wife.

Cell Phone: 573-579-8210
Phone: 573-334-9000

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Erica Goins

Erica Goins

Bank Officer & Manager of Retail Banking

Erica Goins started her career with the Bank as a part-time teller in 2013 and now serves as the Branch Manager of our Mt. Auburn Bank. She graduated from Jackson High School and Southeast Missouri State University. Erica lives in Jackson with her husband.

Phone: 573-334-9000

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