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Kanipe Named 2023 Emerging Leader by the Kentucky Bankers Association

By: CFSB / 17 Mar 2023
Skyler Kanipe

Skyler Kanipe, Project Manager for Community Financial Services Bank, has been selected by the Kentucky Bankers Association (KBA) for its 2023 Emerging Leaders program. The KBA's Emerging Leaders program is designed to find and develop future financial leaders in Kentucky through specific and comprehensive bank and community related activities. 

"The Emerging Leaders program is our way of guiding the next generation of bankers into becoming exceptional leaders," said Ballard W. Cassady Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the KBA. "This program is a stepping stone; it not only provides them with experience and engagement among their peers, but it involves them with our organization by giving them a first-hand look at how we work together with our banks on a daily basis to ensure the success of our industry."

"I am honored to be selected for such an outstanding program. The program's focus on leadership development, enhanced engagement with industry peers and community outreach opportunities will provide me with valuable skills to better serve CFSB, our local communities, and the banking industry as a whole." – Skyler Kanipe

CFSB Chief Operations Officer, Nancy Adams, said, "Skyler's passion for our bank and culture, made her a great KBA Emerging Leader candidate. Through this program, Skyler will continue to develop her banking knowledge and network to help promote CFSB and KBA for many years to come!"

"The banking industry is proud to have such strong future leadership to assist in strengthening Kentucky, its communities and its banking industry."  Debra K. Stamper 

The KBA, based in Louisville and celebrating its 132nd year of serving Kentucky banks and their customers, advocates for its member banks and thrifts at the state and national levels. With legislative, regulatory, legal, compliance and educational support, along with vetted and endorsed products and services, the KBA is an integral part of the financial health of the Commonwealth. Visit for more information.

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