Learn  a little more about our management team and their involvement with our community.

IMG_2829Mario Usera is the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. He has been President since 2006 and was named CEO in September 2013. He was named Chairman of the Board of Directors in February 2021 and has been a member of the Board since 2002. Prior to becoming CEO, he served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer from February 2006 to September 2013. He joined the Bank on July 1, 1997. President Usera was a federal thrift regulator for more than 14 years before joining the Bank. He is a 1982 graduate of South Dakota State University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree (Commercial Economics and Journalism). He is also President, Chief Executive Officer, and on the Board of Directors for the Bank’s parent company.
Organizations: Missouri Banker Association (Board Member),  Rotary Club of Liberty (Past President), Liberty Hospital Foundation (Regional Advisory Director), Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce (Past Chairman), Habitat for Humanity Northland (Past President), United Way of Greater Kansas City, Freedom House (Board of Directors & Treasurer), Love, INC of Clay County (Board of Directors & Treasurer)

IMG_2873Deborah A. Jones is Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the Bank and Company and has been with the Bank since October 1977. She has served as a Director of the Bank and Company since November 2018. Previously she served as the Bank’s Treasurer from May 1982 to February 2006, as the Bank’s Vice President from July 1989 to October 2001 and as the Bank and Company’s Senior Vice President from October 2001 to January 2015. Her current duties include oversight of the retail banking operations, including branch administration.  A native of Richmond, Va., she is a 1977 magna cum laude graduate of William Woods College in Fulton, Mo.
Organizations:  Kiwanis Club of Liberty and Kiwanis Club International (Immediate Past President;  Past Distinguished Lt. Governor), Northland Business Women’s Breakfast Club (Treasurer), Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce (Past Chairperson, Liberty Leadership Academy)

Craig Fischer is Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He has over 30 years of experience in the Banking and Financial Services field.  He served as a Senior Bank Examiner for the Missouri Division of Finance for over 11 years and was a former CFO at another local bank. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance degree from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. He also attended University of Colorado for Graduate School of Banking.
Organization: Boy Scouts (Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 360), Kearney-Holt Optimist

Pamela Crow is Vice President and Compliance Officer/Internal Auditor.  She moved to the Kansas City area in 2006 and was hired by the Bank.  Prior to joining Clay County Savings Bank she had been in banking for 11 years in various positions such as Teller, Personal Banker, Assistant Branch Manager and Branch Manager.  She was born and raised in Trenton, MO and attended Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO, where she received a BA in Mass Communications.  Pamela also attended Webster University in St Louis and received her Master’s in Public Administration. After graduating from school she joined the Army and was an active duty officer. She received an honorable discharge at the rank of Captain.
Organizations:  Rotary Club of Kearney (Past Secretary), and Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

Cristina Johnson is Vice President of the Bank. She oversees Loan Administration, which includes loan processing and servicing. She also is a Loan Officer. She joined the Bank in 2008 as a Teller. In 2009 she transferred to the Loan Department and became a Loan Officer in 2014. Vice President Johnson is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.


JMurthaJackie Murtha is Vice President of the Bank.  She has been with the Bank since June 2013 and has over 37 years of prior banking experience.  Her duties include management of new accounts and teller staff at the main office in Liberty and overseeing all aspects of commercial accounts for the Bank.  She has provided informational presentations to seniors on fraud, partnering with the Clay County Sheriff’s Department, the City of Liberty and the State of Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services.  Originally from Sioux City, Iowa, she moved to Kansas City in November 1980.  Ask her about that story – it has to do with the Royals and the World Series.
Organizations: Liberty Sertoma Club (Liberty Sertoman of the Year 1999 & 2017), Court Appointed Special Advocate for Clay County (C.A.S.A), Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors 2017-18), Clay Platte Ray Mental Health Board