- Luanne Cundiff
- First State Bank of St. Charles, St. Charles, Missouri
- President and CEO
Luanne Cundiff is president and CEO of First State Bank of St. Charles, MO, where she leads the bank’s staff and board of directors to better serve the financial needs of community businesses, organizations, and individuals. Cundiff brings 27 years of banking experience to her role at First State Bank. She held a variety of positions in the industry before transitioning into a management role. Cundiff is also an industry leader at the state and national level, previously serving on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Bankers Association, Board of Directors of the American Bankers Association (ABA) and serving as Chair of the ABA Community Bankers Council. Cundiff is dedicated to helping St. Charles County align workforce needs with economic development efforts for current and future employers in the region. She has served as Chair for both the St. Charles County Workforce Development Board and the St. Charles County EDC Business & Community Partners. Passionate about giving back, Cundiff has a long history of supporting her community. Her leadership and service to more than a dozen local nonprofits include board member and treasurer of the Community and Children’s Resource Board and Barnes St. Peters/Progress West Hospital Foundation Board. Cundiff’s example of service to community is modeled by employees of First State Bank. Under her leadership, the bank has earned a reputation for supporting the communities it serves. Employee volunteer hours totaled more than 353 days with local nonprofits in 2019 and an additional 309 days in 2020 largely through virtual volunteer service needed in our local areas amid the pandemic. That spirit of commitment to exemplary service and personal contributions remains a core value of the First State Bank as Cundiff and the bank team continue to give back and strengthen our communities.