Hodges Promoted to Chief Operations Officer

February 23, 2022

Branson Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Katie Hodges to Chief Operations Officer (COO). As COO, Hodges will lead the Operations Department, in addition to the Compliance, Accounting/Finance, and our Customer Service Resource Center Departments.

Hodges joined the Branson Bank team in 2017 as Vice President of Commercial Lending. In her five years with the company, she helped build long-term banking relationships in both Western and Eastern Taney County by preparing small business loans, commercial real estate loans, and construction loans. When the pandemic began in 2019, she was instrumental in helping area businesses with PPP assistance and helped bring over $22 million in aid to small businesses in our community.

“I have had the privilege of working alongside Katie for several years now,” said Bill Jones, President/CEO “She is a pragmatic and driven leader with a diverse banking skill set. I am proud of her and her accomplishments since joining our team. Please join me in congratulating Katie as she steps forward to lead operations and serve our organization in her new role as Chief Operations Officer.”

Hodges earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Psychology from College of the Ozarks in addition to her CPA certification. She has 19 years of banking experience in Taney County.

Hodges is actively involved in many community organizations, including Branson-Hollister Rotary Club, Taneyville Booster Club and the MoNASP State Archery Tournament Committee. She is married to Darin and has two daughters, Harleigh and Caseigh.  Hodges enjoys photography, farming, and supporting her daughters as a basketball, volleyball, and archery mom.