New Advisory Board Looks to the Future at Metropolitan National Bank

Reflective of its continuing strive for excellence in enterprise, Metropolitan National Bank announces the appointment of 12 new members to the Metropolitan National Bank Next Professional Advisory Board. This board, established to bring a forward-thinking mindset to product offerings, technology, marketing, competitive insight, and business development, is comprised of community leading influencers who have demonstrated an aptitude for visionary thought. This board is committed to driving Metropolitan National Bank’s focus on delivering excellent customer and associate experiences.

The new Next Professional Advisory Board members selected to fulfill a two-year term are: Brad Erwin, President/CEO, Paragon Architecture; Brandon Brummett, Project Engineer, Tamko Building Products; Brandon Plank, Manager, Lamar Country Club; Bryan Simpson, Director of Awesomeness (Owner), Five Pound Apparel; Chuck Replogle, Attorney, Replogle & Berkstresser, LLC; David Ross, Director of Operations, Morelock-Ross; Jeff Gerken, Broker/Owner, Gerken & Associates, Realtors; Leah Hamilton, Director, Arts Administration, Drury University; and Mark Foglesong, Vice President, D.D. Hamilton Title Company; Nicole Kimbrough, Principal, Springfield Public Schools; Paul Sunday, English Management, Event & Venue Management Co.; Rob Griffith, Ozarks Technical Community College.

Mark McFatridge, President & CEO shared “The establishment of the Metropolitan National Bank Next Professional Advisory Board is key to continuing Metropolitan’s quest to be a leader of excellence within our industry and the communities we serve.” McFatridge continued, “This board will provide insight into areas that will improve our operations, products and services; and how we deliver them to best fit our customers’ needs. The Next Professional Advisory Board is a promise that Metropolitan is, and will continue to be, on the leading-edge of banking best practices and innovation.”

In addition to encouraging a proactive approach to product improvements, the Next Professional Advisory Board is also tasked with challenging a review of operations through a more independent lens and sharing new perspectives that allow Metropolitan to continually raise the bar of excellence.

Metropolitan is excited for the future of banking that will be shaped by the contributions of the dynamic new Next Professional Advisory Board.

About Metropolitan National Bank

Metropolitan National Bank is dedicated to building strong relationships, committed to providing quality services, and strives for excellence every day. A subsidiary of Marshfield Investment Company, Metropolitan National Bank is a strong community bank serving the needs of individuals and businesses through 12 full service branches in Springfield, Marshfield, Nixa, Lamar, Golden City, Branson West, Kimberling City, Blue Eye and Hollister. With cutting-edge technology and quality financial products and services, Metropolitan National Bank is a member of TransFund and MoneyPass® ATM networks, which provides customers surcharge-free access to a nationwide network. For more information, visit the Metropolitan National Bank website at