With over 25 years of banking experience, Senior Vice President and Compliance Officer Kelly J. Elliott began her banking career at age 17 in her hometown of Berger, Missouri. She joined Commercial Trust in 1997 with valuable financial industry experience, including four years as a State Bank Examiner with the Missouri Division of Finance. Kelly served on the Missouri Bankers Association Compliance Committee for four years, and has been an active participant in the Missouri Bankers Association School of Compliance statewide programs. A member of the Howard County Economic Development Board and the Fayette Armstrong Area Betterment Association, Kelly also plays a prominent role in youth activities in the Fayette area, and has served the Fayette R-III Schools through her leadership in “Read Across America” and the local Parent-Teacher Association. She has been instrumental as a member of the Fayette Optimist Club in the establishment and sponsorship of the Junior Optimist Club within the Fayette schools, which involves children from 8 years old through eighth grade and high school, in service projects benefiting youth in the community.