As we close out 2022, we want to recognize our hard-working, dedicated and innovative associates and the distinctions they have received from associations, regional and industry publications, as well as leadership organizations this year.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the associates that have given their all to better the clients and communities they serve, while positively impacting our industry and UMB as a whole. We are so proud of all you have accomplished this year, the recognition you have received, and the prestigious leadership program you have been accepted into.
Below you can learn more about each of the recognitions and recipients.
The Centurions Pinnacle Program of The Greater Kansas Chamber of Commerce is a two-year leadership program where select participants volunteer for community service projects, gain a better understanding of Greater Kansas City monthly task forces, contribute to a standing committee and organize a task force each year. Alicia Beck, philanthropy director, was selected for this high honor due to her achievements at UMB Bank and extensive involvement within the community.
Ingram’s 250 showcases 250 of the most influential individuals who serve as pillars of business and drivers of change in the greater Kansas City area. Mariner Kemper, chairman, president and CEO of UMB Financial Corporation, and Jim Rine, president and CEO of UMB Bank, were bestowed with this distinction for the tremendous hand they have both had in the success and longevity of UMB.
Each year Ingram’s names a new 40 under 40 class, these members represent the brightest young professionals, executives and community members in the Kansas City area. Phil Mason, executive vice president, chief operating officer of institutional banking and director of healthcare services, was named to this year’s class for his innovation in the healthcare industry and leadership within the community.
Ingram’s WeKC award recognizes high-achieving women who have found success in their leadership roles and serve as an inspiration for women all across Kansas City. This year, Ingram’s recognized 16 women for this honor, including Shannon Johnson, UMB executive vice president and chief administrative officer. She was selected for her determination, hard work and how she has empowered women in the financial services and banking industry.
The Kansas City Business Journal’s NextGen Leaders program seeks to feature emerging leaders within the business community who have the talent to make a difference. The program allows members to build their knowledge, skill set and learn from current Kansas City leaders. Alicia Beck, philanthropy director, was named one of the 2022 NextGen Leaders for her drive, accomplishments and dedication to the Kansas City community.
The Kansas City Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business awards 25 women in the Kansas City area who have had significant career accomplishments and greatly contributed to the local business community. Uma Wilson, executive vice president, chief information and product manager, was welcomed into the 2022 Women Who Mean Business class for her innovative nature, courage and conviction to excellence at UMB Bank.
The Springfield Business Journal’s 2022 Trusted Advisers: Legacy Advisers showcases one special professional who knows the ins and outs of their clients’ business and has more than 20 years of industry experience. This year, Ann Marie Baker, executive vice president and commercial relationship manager, was given this distinction for her intentional approach to client relationships and nearly 40-year career at UMB Bank.
American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Under 40 in Wealth Management
The American Bankers Association recognizes the very best professionals in wealth management and fiduciary with their Under 40 in Wealth Management Awards. Tylor Willis‡, senior vice president and senior wealth advisor, was selected for this year’s class for his achievements in the wealth management community and impeccable leadership abilities.
For the past two decades, With Intelligence has honored the companies leading the way in product and service delivery and development with the Fund Intelligence Operations and Services Awards. This year, UMB Fund Services received the distinction of Best Interval Fund Admin for the administration category. UMB was awarded this honor thanks to the amazing associates who make up this impressive department and continue to strive for excellence.
With Intelligence has recognized exceptional performance and innovation by providers of services and solutions to the North American hedge fund industry through their HFM US Services Awards for the past 13 years. UMB Institutional Custody was recognized as the Best Custodian this year for the team’s 70 years of experience and commitment to quality in the market.
Hedgeweek US awards honor the fund managers and service providers who have seen success and are leading the way in the industry. This year, UMB Fund Services was awarded the Best Administrator – Technology title in the service provider category for the expertise, innovation and client first mindset displayed by the associates in this department.
Private Equity Wire’s US awards recognize excellence and prestige among private equity fund managers and service providers all across the U.S. UMB Fund Services received the honor of Best Fund Administrator (General Partners’ with assets < $30 billion) in the service provider category. This distinction showcases decades of experience in registered and alternative investment fund administration services.
We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate our associates and the impact they make each day. We look forward to carrying this success into the new year.