Sunflower Bank Culture: Our People Love to Work Here

Sunflower Bank is More Than Just Another Place to Work

Our mission, “Bringing out the best in the lives we touch … Creating Possibility,” applies to more than just our customers, it forms the basis of everything we do. When you come work at Sunflower Bank, First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage you’re introduced to a culture of support and caring that drives both internal actions as well as activities in the communities we serve. Our employees aren’t just bankers, managers, salespeople, or executives, they’re also decorated professionals, leading industry voices, community leaders, and much more.

Sunflower Bank Salutes: We Recognize and Support our Outstanding Team Members for Their Accomplishments

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Ted Pearson

We want to recognize Ted Pearson, Branch Manager in Austin, TX,  for the impact he makes in his Austin community. Ted is well-connected and very involved in making Austin a better place through support of financial literacy and credit building programs. He is also a great advocate for our ABC Program for Education. Recently Ted was a guest speaker for the National Black MBA Association Austin Chapter, educating its members about credit building strategies. Congratulations on this and all of your accomplishments, Ted!

Lynne Black

Lynne Black

After an impressive nine year career with our mortgage division, Guardian Mortgage, we congratulate Lynne Black on her retirement! Lynne made amazing contributions to Guardian and the mortgage industry by coming to work every day and inspiring the team to be the best they could be with both her words and actions. Her willingness to help, teach, learn, and put the customers first is a true testament to her dedication to Guardian Mortgage and the customers we serve. Lynne will be missed, but now gets to enjoy a well-deserved change of pace. Congratulations, Lynne!

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Callie Watkins

Our home loan division, Guardian Mortgage, highlights the career paths of top performers to show what it means to Grow with Guardian. Callie Watkins, Mortgage Loan Originator in Spokane, WA, is a great example. For Callie, her role as a mortgage loan originator is much more than job, it’s a platform to forge enduring connections, impact lives and unleash her competitive spirit.  We congratulate Callie on all of her success and invite you to read about her career journey in her profile story on the Guardian website.

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Commercial Banking Team Lead Says:

Solid leadership combined with an entrepreneurial spirit are what I love about the bank.

Mortgage Loan Originator Says:

I love how this company takes care of each other.

I know I can count on the people I work with. In times of struggle, help and support is never in short supply. We also celebrate big wins together. It’s that personal touch, within the company, and when serving customers that sets us apart.

Senior Branch Manager Says:

I love being a part of a successful culture and the camaraderie that comes with it.

Mortgage Regional Sales Manager Says:

Sunflower Bank provides the perfect platform for originators to be as successful as they desire.

I am fortunate to work for a company that focuses on providing the sales tools necessary to achieve our goals.

Commercial Banking Team Lead Says:

I love that Sunflower Bank is an organization that has a clear focus on what we are trying to accomplish.

This company is comprised of so many good, smart and talented individuals.

Retail Regional Manager Says:

Seeing the growth of the company over the past six years and being a part of the retail changes along the way are a few things I love about Sunflower Bank.

SBA Business Development Officer Says:

The best thing about Sunflower Bank is the people.

All banks have similar pros and cons, but Sunflower’s people are the reason I enjoy working here.

Treasury Management Officer Says:

I love the culture and people I work with at Sunflower Bank.

I also love being heard as an employee, being able to make a difference at the Bank, and being able to get things done for our clients.

Wealth Management Advisor Says:

There are a lot of hard working and successful individuals here at Sunflower Bank.

Our Culture Is Reinforced by Our Actions

Sunflower Bank is proud of the culture we have built and even prouder of the activities we engage in to ensure our culture only continues to improve.

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