ABOUT JohnJohn is the president and chief executive officer for Commerce Trust.
Prior to joining Commerce Bank in 1999, John was the chief operating officer and a director of TIAA-CREF Trust Company, FSB, the Missouri-based trust subsidiary of the national teachers’ retirement fund manager. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, he was with Bank of America (formerly Boatmen’s Trust Company) for 10 years, where his responsibilities included managing a group of 14 regional trust offices in seven states.
John received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and business administration from Wittenberg University. He graduated with honors from the ABA Graduate Trust School of Northwestern University, where he earned his Certified Financial Services Consultant (CFSC) designation. John also holds a Series 65 license.