Bankers Financial Corporation (BFC), the St. Petersburg-based insurance, surety, and business solutions company, today announced Mary Katherine McInnis and Kyle Menke have been named to its Board of Directors.
"Mary Katherine and Kyle both bring unique perspectives from global companies in the financial services and insurance space and we look forward to harnessing their knowledge in shaping the future of Bankers," said John A. Strong, Chairman and CEO, Bankers Financial Corporation. "Throughout their careers, Mary Katherine and Kyle have demonstrated the need to always focus on the customer which aligns well with one of the top priorities at Bankers."
McInnis has served with several global investment banking and financial consultancies, including Deloitte and Goldman Sachs, focusing on M&A strategy and execution, corporate strategy, enterprise cost reduction, digital strategy/mobile banking, and claims management. She has worked in the Financial Services, Consumer Products, and Retail industries and, most recently, in the field of education.
McInnis holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University. In 2016, she was recognized by the Financial Women's Association as one of 12 high performing women and emerging leaders within financial services nationally.
Menke is currently a Financial Advisor for Northwestern Mutual where he partners with clients to develop their holistic financial plan. He possesses a deep background in insurance and financial services, serving in several roles at BFC as well as multinational risk advisers, including Willis Re.
Menke was named to Northwestern Mutual's Top Under 5 Year Advisor List in the Southern Region in 2016 and was #3 on the list for Top Under 5 Year Advisors in the country during the 2016-17 fiscal year. He holds certifications and designations as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®). He also holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Florida.
About Bankers Financial Corporation:
Bankers Financial Corporation is a 41-year old private, diversified financial services company based in St. Petersburg, FL. The 900 associates at Bankers offer outsourcing solutions for claims, policy and flood products for insurers; insurance tracking for lenders; human resources solutions as a professional employer organization for small business; warranties for consumer electronics and new homes; insurance and maintenance services for properties, businesses and builders; and surety bonds for bail. Bankers Financial Corporation ranks #26 out of 200 companies in the Tampa Bay Business Journal'slatest list of the largest private companies in Tampa Bay.