President & CEO
Kim Barnes leads The Callaway Bank as its President and CEO and has since October 2012. Her career in banking began, however as a lobby receptionist with The Callaway Bank in 1987. At the time, Kim was a recent graduate of William Woods University, with degrees in accounting and computer science. The timing was perfect because soon after she started the Bank decided to install its first in-house computer system. The president looked to Kim and said, “We think this would be a great fit for you,” and put her in charge of the project.
Over the years Kim has held many positions throughout the Bank. Much of her service was behind the scenes where she spearheaded many of the bank’s products and services initiatives and Information Technologies Department.
Kim’s vision for the Bank is to see it continue as an independent community bank dedicated to helping its clients succeed in their financial goals. “We want to be their consultant, their advisor, their partner in life. Our tagline, ‘We’re with you for the moments that matter,’ is entirely correct about how we feel. Because when our clients are successful and moving their businesses forward, then it makes us stronger, too,” says Kim.
As president and CEO, she has continued to innovate through multiple initiatives that include branch redesign, Employee Give Back Day, Callaway Business Coaching, and Downtown Revitalization Program. Kim was instrumental in helping launch the Show-Me Innovation Center and in bringing the Missouri Women’s Business Center to Fulton. Both groups provide support for new and existing businesses and encourage entrepreneurship.
Kim understands the importance of giving back and does so through many areas of service within our communities and the state. She serves or has served on the following boards: SERVE, Inc., Callaway County Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America Great Rivers Council Executive Board, and William Woods University Board of Trustees, and the Missouri Independent Bankers Association.