Previously Featured Employees
With over 50 years in banking, Vera has spent 44 of those years at Security State Bank! Vera has lived in Wellington most of her life, where she raised her 2 children and now has been blessed with 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren which she is proud to say makes her life fuller. Vera says her favorite thing about Security State Bank is “The great group of people I have worked with and some of the best customers you could ask for!” Vera enjoys people, so working at the Security State Bank Drive-Thru and seeing customers every day is where she wants to be.
With over 21 years of banking experience, Laura Popplewell is our newest Loan Administrator assisting our Lenders with document preparation, information, and assisting customers. Laura’s experience makes her a valuable asset not only in the Lending Department, but you can also find her on the phone answering questions concerning online banking or even jumping in on the teller line to assist on those hectic days!
After moving away for a few years, Laura and her husband Zach, moved their family back home in 2000 to plant their roots in the community where they were born and raised. Laura says “The family-like atmosphere at Security State Bank and their involvement in the community make me proud to say I am a member of this team!” When Laura isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends!
Favorite Quote “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s learning to dance in the rain”
Customer Service Representative
You may recognize Julie Aguilar as one of the first faces that greets you when you walk into Security State Bank or from her perched position on top of the bleachers at Sellers Park, with her infamous air horn cheering on her favorite team the Wellington Crusaders! With over 34 years of customer service, Julie takes that extra step for each of our customers. Whether it is helping our customers with their accounts, online banking, questions, or even offering to get a bag of popcorn for our customers on Fridays, Julie sets the bar high in customer service!
Julie says her favorite thing about Security State Bank is that “I love being a part of a team who is so community involved”. Outside of work, Julie teaches Awana’s at the First Baptist Church and enjoys spending time with her family and of course those cute grandchildren!
Information Security Officer
Recently promoted to Information Security Officer, Katelin “Katie” Sisson is a vital part to all things “Mobile” at Security State Bank. Being a mobile person herself, you will see Katie assisting our employees and customers with various aspects of technology, but also jumping in and helping the teller line if needed. Born and raised in Wellington, Katie graduated in 2007 from Wellington High School and went on to play softball at Independence Community College. Katie moved back to Wellington after college because there is no place like home! Outside of Security State Bank, Katie enjoys spending time with her 2 children, Arianna and Kendrick, and cheering on the Denver Broncos. Katelin says her favorite thing about Security State Bank is “I love how involved we are within our community”.
Favorite Quote “Faith makes things possible, not easy”.
With over 22 years of banking experience, Vice President Danielle Bustraan has witnessed the growth of the banking and lending industry. Whether it is the growth of a business, the family farm, or the family itself- Danielle is able to assist customers with all types of lending needs. Danielle’s dedicated service and lending experience reflects her commitment to her customers and her ethics. One of Danielle’s favorite things about Security State Bank is the historical building that it is located in. When Danielle isn’t making deals, she is traveling. Her love for history, nostalgia, Walt Disney and the South keep her planning for new and exciting adventures.
As one of our newest tellers, Stephanie Herber moved to the Land of Oz in 2012. Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, you will find this Cubs fan working our multi-lane Drive Thru or inside the Main Bank on the teller line. Stephanie is able to provide a variety of services as a teller. She is not only able to process deposits and withdrawals, but she can assist customers with loan payments, money orders, cashiers’s checks, and cash advances. Stephanie says her favorite thing about Security State Bank is “Our customers care about us, as much as we care about them!”
When Stephanie is not at work, she is looking for adventures or spending time outside with her son or cheering on her beloved “Cubbies”.
Favorite Quote “Nothing will work unless you do!”
Born and raised in Wellington, Brittany began her banking career in 2008 after receiving her Associates Degree from Butler County Community College. In 2014, Brittany joined the Security State Bank team as an Operations Manager. As an Operations Manager, Brittany oversees the teller staff, opens accounts, assists with online banking, along with the day to day, behind the scenes operations of banking. One of Brittany’s favorite things about Security State Bank is how involved we are in the community. Outside of work, Brittany enjoys her puppies, her nephews, crafting, OU football, and spending time wither her family and friends.
Favorite Quote: “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau
Internal Auditor/Human Resources
Born and raised in Wellington, Lindsey Daugherty joined the Security State Bank team in 2011. As an Internal Auditor, Lindsey reviews bank practices and records for compliance with established internal policies and procedures and helps develop recommendations for improving internal controls, efficiency, and the adequacy of bank records and recordkeeping. Lindsey’s favorite thing about Security State Bank is their customers, because they are the banks greatest assets! Lindsey also dedicates her time as Treasurer of the PTA at her daughters’ school. During her free time, Lindsey enjoys concerts, shopping, and relaxing at her cabin.
One of Security State Bank’s most recognizable faces is Carol Troutman. Waiting on customers at Security State Bank since 1977, Carol has been a friendly face throughout the years. Whether she is taking a deposit, cashing a check, or processing the days returns and work, Carol is one of the first faces you see when you walk in the bank. Carol says that her favorite thing about Security State Bank is “My customers, they have become more than that- they have become friends!”
Outside of Security State Bank, Carol loves spending quality time with her three children Jeremy, Josh, and Amy and her 5 precious grandchildren.
Born and raised in Wellington, Jodie Heath joined the Security State Bank team in 2011. With her extensive background in Real Estate, Jodie handles escrow, title, and mortgage insurance along with financing for cars, trucks, motorcycles, and personal loans. Jodie also spends countless hours organizing the Security State Bank Wheat Run held every year during the Kansas Wheat Festival. Jodie is not only a familiar face at Security State Bank, but also serving on the Wellington Chamber of Commerce Board and The USD 353 Foundation. Outside of work, Jodie enjoys spending time with her family, running (LOTS OF RUNNING), fitness, traveling, and shopping.
Jazzmyne Pettegrew, also known as “Jazzy” joined the Security State Bank team in 2014 as a part time teller and recently moved into the Accounts Payable Department where she handles the banks accounting, contract renewals, along with the basic day to day operations. When asked what Jazzy’s favorite thing about Security State Bank was, she replied with a smile “The family like atmosphere”. Outside of work, Jazzy enjoys all things outdoors, shopping, and relaxing.
Born and raised in Wellington, Kristin is one of the first faces that will greet you when you walk through the doors of Security State Bank. Kristin is able to provide a variety of services as a teller. She is not only able to process deposits and withdrawals, but Kristin can assist customers with loan payments, money orders, cashiers’s checks, credit card advances, and assist with online banking. Kristin says her favorite thing about Security State Bank is “Our customers! They are more than just that, they are our friends!”
When Kristin is not at work, you can find her at the ballfields or spending time with her family.
Vice President/BSA Officer
Joining the Security State Bank family in 1986, Vice President Deena Byers has witnessed firsthand the change in banking. Before the days of Direct Deposit, Online Banking, and Digital Imaging; Deena was there assisting our customers then and continues to do so now in the digital age. Deena may not be on the forefront of the teller line, but she is the core for all things deposit. One of Deena’s favorite things about Security State Bank is her work family and the customers. She’s has been able to witness many generations of families grow! Outside of Security State Bank, Deena is actively involved with her church and enjoys gardening and music.
Amanda Brenner joined the Security State Bank team in 2017 as one of our newest tellers. Working our multi-lane Drive Thru; Amanda is able to provide a variety of services as a teller. She is not only able to process deposits and withdrawals, but she can assist customers with loan payments and money orders. Amanda says her favorite thing about Security State Bank is “The community involvement!” Whether it’s the local homecoming parade or the Kansas Wheat Festival, Security State Bank is always ready to participate!
Outside of Security State Bank, Amanda enjoys going on walks with her sweet baby boy and her dog, and spending time with her family.
Teller/Customer Service Representative
Meet Sarah! Our customers will often find Sarah working our multi-lane Drive Thru or inside the Main Bank. Sarah Phipps joined the Security State Bank team in 2016. Sarah is able to assist our customers with deposits, withdrawals, loan payments, money orders, cashier’s checks, cash advances, along with opening a new account. Sarah says her favorite thing about Security State Bank is “Knowing our customers on the level that we do, it truly is banking on a first name basis”.
When Sarah is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and her 3 children, Ayden, Sebastien, and Marilyn.
Security State Bank • 101 N Washington Ave. • Wellington, Kansas 67152 • ph. (620) 326-7417