New Bank President Named for Heritage Bank

Heritage Bank of the Ozarks has announced that Lance Boyer has been appointed as the new bank president. Boyer previously held the title of executive vice president, chief financial officer, and chief operations officer. Kim Light remains CEO; however, he will transition the president’s responsibilities to Boyer. Boyer will also maintain the title of CFO.

Boyer’s appointment as president of Heritage Bank of the Ozarks is backed by a wealth of experience and a proven track record. His career in the financial industry began at the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, and he later transitioned into community banking with 14 years at Central Bank. Boyer’s strategic vision and exceptional leadership have been evident throughout his tenure in banking, making him the ideal candidate to lead Heritage Bank in its next phase of Neighbors Serving Neighbors. Boyer serves on the National Association of Free Will Baptist Board of Retirement, Community Development Corporation, and Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce boards.

“I am confident that under Lance’s leadership, we will continue to thrive and uphold the commitment to excellence instilled in us with the original leadership of our founding board. We invite our stakeholders, Neighbors and communities to congratulate him on this well-deserved appointment,” said Light.

Light, who has been instrumental in the bank’s success, will continue to serve as CEO. In this role, he will work closely with Boyer, ensuring a smooth transition and a continued focus on growth opportunities and shareholder relations.

As president, Boyer will oversee the day-to-day operations of Heritage Bank of the Ozarks, serving as a visible representative of the bank in our communities. He will continue implementing the bank’s vision, which is deeply rooted in the principle of ‘Neighbors Serving Neighbors’ in all their financial needs.

Heritage Bank of the Ozarks was established in 2003 by local business people with a shared mission of opening an independent community bank.