INTRUST Bank Chairman and CEO Charlie Chandler recognized with Distinguished Business Leader Award
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
MANHATTAN — Charlie Chandler, the chairman and chief executive officer of INTRUST Bank and the chairman, president and chief executive officer of INTRUST Financial Corporation, has been chosen as the 2018 Kansas State University College of Business Administration Distinguished Business Leader.
Established in 2001, the Distinguished Business Leader award recognizes alumni and friends of the College of Business Administration who have distinguished themselves from their peers in their chosen field, and who have consistently demonstrated outstanding service to the college. Individuals who receive the Distinguished Business Leader Award are inducted simultaneously into the prestigious College of Business Administration Business Leaders Hall of Fame.
"Charlie bleeds purple, and has been a dedicated and active supporter of K-State and the College of Business Administration for many years," said Kevin Gwinner, Edgerley family dean of the College of Business Administration. "It is my pleasure to present this award in recognition of his outstanding career and service to our college."
After earning a degree in business administration from Kansas State University in 1975 and an MBA in finance from Northwestern University in 1976, Chandler entered the management training program at First National Bank in Wichita, now INTRUST Bank. In 1996, he was elected chairman of the board, president and CEO of INTRUST Bank, becoming the fourth generation of Chandlers to lead the bank. In January 2009 he was elected chairman, president and CEO of INTRUST Financial Corporation. Under Chandler's leadership, INTRUST has become one of the largest independent banks headquartered in Kansas, building a network of more than 45 branch offices in Kansas and Oklahoma.
In addition to his career with INTRUST, Chandler is also a director of First Bank of Newton and Fidelity State Bank and Trust of Topeka, and is a member of the board of directors of Evergy Inc. He also serves on the board of trustees for Wesley Medical Center, is the president and board chair of the Kansas Society for Children with Challenges, co-chairman of the Greater Wichita Partnership, co-chairman of the Blueprint for Economic Growth, and serves on the board of The Navigators.
Since 2001, Chandler has served on the Kansas State University College of Business Advisory Council and is a member of the board of directors of KSU Foundation. In 2004, he was named a College of Business Alumni Fellow.
He and his wife, Marla, live in Wichita and have four children and six grandchildren.