About Us
Community Involvement

Building community strength through service to our customers is the guiding principle at today's West Plains Bank and Trust Company, just as it was when we first opened for business over 130 years ago. Every day truly does count, and every positive customer contact, every new or improved service adds vitality to the growing network of shared success. Locally owned with a strong and resilient business foundation solidly in place, we are proud to offer the convenient efficiency of a friendly, up-to-date banking system for our customers in West Plains, Mountain View and surrounding communities.

We firmly believe in taking a leadership role to help enrich the lives of the people we serve, and it is because of this belief that West Plains Bank and Trust Company and its employees maintain strong community connections through generous donations of time, talent and financial resources. Below is a list of some of the organizations with which West Plains Bank and Trust Company employees are or have been involved:


Main Bank

David Gohn, Chairman of the Board

Ozarks Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees - Founding Member
Drury University Board of Trustees - Past Chairman
American Bankers Association - Community Bankers Council - Past Chairman
Missouri Bankers Association - Chairman of the Board 1999-2000

David M. Gohn, President and Chief Operating Officer

Industrial Developement Corporation (IDC) - Member
Rotary Club of West Plains - Past President
West Plains Civic Center Board of Directors - Chairman
Missouri State University - West Plains Chancellor's Advisory Board Member
Greater West Plains Chamber of Commerce - Past Chairman
Missouri Bankers Association - Young Bankers Division Past Chairman

Eric Judd, Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

Boys & Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area - Vice President
Grizzly Booster Club Board of Directors - Past Chairman
Rotary Club of West Plains - Member
Sunrise Rotary Club of West Plains - Past Chairman
University of Missouri Extension Council - Past Board Member
West Plains R-7 Advisory Committee - Member

Steve Korbe, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Missouri Banker's Association, Banker's Benefit Corporation - Past Board Member
37th Judicial Circuit CASA - Past President
B.P.O.E. - Past Exaulted Ruler


Diana Brown, Vice President, Loan Officer

Greater Area West Plains Chamber of Commerce - Ambassador President
1138th Military Police Family Readiness Group - Treasurer
VFW Ladies Auxiliary, John T. Kirk Post 1828 - Member
Southern Missouri Home Builder's Association - Board Member

Tessa Burden, Loan Processor

West Plains Lions Club - Member

Nathan Cropper, Vice President and Senior Loan Officer

Howell Valley School Board - President
Community Foundation of West Plains - Treasurer
West Plains Sunrise Rotary - Club Administrator
Howell County Farm Bureau - Board Member
West Plains R-7 Ag Advisory Committee - Member
Howell County Farm Bureau - Member, past President
West Plains R-7 Education Foundation - Board Member
West Plains Sunrise Rotary - Member, past President

Cheryl Finley, Senior Customer Service Representative

West Plains Optimist Club - 2014-2015 Treasurer, Past President, Past Lt. Govenor
Glenwood School Foundation - Board Member
Everygreen Cemetery - Treasurer

Eric Gibson, Assistant Vice President, Operations & Technology Officer

Relay For Life of Howell County - Sponsorship Chair and Team Captain
West Plains Optimist Club - Board Member and Past President

Richard King, Vice President and Compliance Officer

Habitat for Humanity, West Plains - Board Member and Treasurer

Marietta Marchant, Loan Processer

Glenwood 4-H - Club President

Ann Marie Newberry, Vice President and Director of Retail Banking and Marketing

West Plains Downtown Revitalization, Inc. - Board Member
Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce - Ambassador
South Central Career Center Business Advisory Committee - Member

Amanda Niemotka, Loan Assistant

Galloway Park Advisory Board - Member
West Plains Public Library - Board Member

Angela Smith, Senior Teller

Heart of the Ozarks Angus Association - Member
North East Arkansas Angus Association - Member

Karen Smith, Senior Customer Service Representative

Daughters of the American Revolution - Member
West Plains Optimist Club - Member

Amber Trautman, Assistant Vice President - Human Resource and Training Coordinator 

Habitat For Humanity, West Plains

Todd Wilbanks, Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer

Howell County Soil & Water Conservation District - President
West Plains High School Site Council - Member
West Plains Kiwanis Club - Member


Liberty Branch

Jolene Howell, Vice President and Branch Manager

Birch Tree Chamber of Commerce - Member
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce - Member

Heather Chowning, Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer

Mountain View Women's Chamber - Member and Past President
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce - Member
Birch Tree Chamber of Commerce - Member

Mountain Home Loan Center

Michele Linehan, Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer

ASU Mountain Home Business Advisory Board - Member 
Community Connections for Youth & Families - Treasurer
Good Samaritan Society Advisory Board - President
Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce - Member
Twin Lakes Home Builders - Member

Steve Litty, Senior Vice President, and Senior Loan Officer

ASU Mountain Home Business Advisory Board - Member 
Baxter County Cattleman's Association - Member
Mountain Home High School - Class Mentor
Mountain Home Rotary - Paul Harris Fellow and Member
The Pietz Cancer Support House - Board Member

North Branch

Jerry Walker, Vice President and Senior Loan Officer

West Plains Housing Authority - Board Member
Rotary Club of West Plains - Member