Paula is private client advisor for Commerce Trust Company. She serves as a senior consultant and relationship manager providing clients with personalized objective advice and oversight across all of our services, including trust administration, financial advisory services, private banking, and investment management. Paula facilitates all aspects of relationship management for the client team, including administering complex trusts, maintaining client communication, and coordinating with internal and external partners to deliver a superior client experience.
She has more than 15 years of knowledge in working with other team members and outside advisors to provide estate and tax planning advice and education for multi-generational families. She began her career as a commissioned trust examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, traveling the 8th District for bank examinations and audits.Paula earned her Bachelor of Science degree in finance in 1993 from Missouri State University. She also holds industry credentials, including the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, and is a graduate of Cannon Financial Institute Trust School.