Governor Laura Kelly appointed Justin Nichols to the Kansas Banking Board, subject to confirmation by the Senate.

The mission of the Board is to administer its statutorily delegated powers and duties in promoting competitiveness, financial stability, safe and sound banking practices, protection of Kansas consumers and public confidence in the state-chartered banking industry. 

“Protection of Kansans must remain a top priority for our banking industry, and the Banking Board works to ensure as much,” Kelly said. “I feel confident that Justin will undertake these responsibilities with a deep sense of commitment to the state of Kansas and its citizens.”

Six members of the board are bankers with not less than five years of experience in a Kansas state bank, and three non-bankers represent public interest.

Nichols, Shawnee, is a partner at Kutak Rock, LLP. He has been appointed to a non-banker position on the Board.