Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced Lee Keith will be appointed Acting Director for the Division of Financial Institutions.
Keith has a storied career in turning around troubled Missouri banks in towns such as Sullivan, Columbia and Springfield. Lee has been adept at saving banks to ensure small-town communities are able to continue creating jobs.
Keith is the former President of Gold Bank in St. Joseph Missouri, former President of First State Community Bank in Sullivan, former President of Mid-Missouri Bank in Springfield, former Executive Vice-President of Providence Bank in Columbia, and recently finished his final turnaround for Mercantile Bank in Quincy, Illinois.
Governor Greitens released the following statement, “Lee has been a fierce advocate for small towns. He’s done multiple bank turnarounds. His experience is unmatched. I look forward to working with him to create an environment where small-town, Missouri-owned banks can continue to thrive.”
Lee Keith released the following statement, "I’m excited to get to work with Governor Greitens. Missouri’s banks have been the life-blood for many small-town Missouri communities. I look forward to continuing to work with Missouri-owned banks to ensure families can obtain homeownership and small businesses can create more quality jobs”