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Q&A with Elaine Shannon, Market President and long-time resident of Broomfield
Elaine Shannon is Market President for Sunflower Bank in Broomfield. As a growing bank with approximately $4 billion in assets,1 Sunflower Bank is one of the top five largest banks headquartered in Colorado.2 For the past several months Elaine has been supporting the commercial banking needs of Broomfield from the bank’s Boulder branch. In early August 2018, Sunflower Bank opened a loan production office at 520 Zang Street in Broomfield and plans to open a full-service retail branch in Broomfield in 2019.
Q: Why has Sunflower Bank established a presence in Broomfield?
Elaine Shannon: We feel that Broomfield is underserved from a Community Bank perspective. Our deep local knowledge and the ability to manage client relationships with autonomy, whether they are with individuals, growing businesses, or established corporations, means Sunflower Bank can provide Broomfield with differentiated financial solutions.
Q.: What makes Broomfield a growth market?
ES: Broomfield is a community that has managed to maintain a “home town” feel while experiencing rapid growth. Centrally located between Denver and Boulder, Broomfield has capitalized on this by attracting a wide variety of businesses, from nationally competitive companies to start-ups and long-time home grown businesses, along with the skilled workforce to support them.
Q: How are you involved in Broomfield?
ES: I have lived in Broomfield for 24 years, raising my family in this wonderful community. I also started my career at United Bank of Broomfield in 1989, so have been both personally and professionally invested in the community for many years. I currently serve on the Broomfield Community Foundation Board. It is great to be working in Broomfield again in our new loan production office and I look forward to opening our full-service retail branch here soon.
Q: What services and expertise is Sunflower Bank bringing to Broomfield?
ES: Sunflower Bank provides the products and services of a large regional bank, while maintaining the charm and integrity of a community bank. We are focused on being a complete financial partner to business owners and business professionals by offering commercial services complemented by a full line of personal banking and wealth management3 services designed to meet their needs. In addition, we bring access to Guardian Mortgage, our division that provides comprehensive mortgage services in Colorado and more than 30 states across the country. Sunflower Bank uses our full range of financial products to bring out the best in the lives we touch and the communities we serve…Creating Possibility. We’re excited to deliver our unique approach to banking to Broomfield.
Guardian Mortgage, a division of Sunflower Bank, N.A. Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.
1 – Source: SNL Financial, 6/30/2018.; 2 – As of 6/302018.; 3 - Investment and insurance products are not a deposit, are not FDIC insured, are not insured by any federal government agency, are not guaranteed by the bank, and may go down in value.