Alice Elkins joined Advantage Trust Company as Vice President in May, 1997. Her responsibilities include working closely with current and future clients to help them meet their retirement and estate planning goals. Alice was raised on the family farm south of Wichita, Kansas and began her trust department career in 1980. In 1990 she and her husband and two daughters moved to Emporia where Alice joined a local bank as Vice President and Trust Officer. In May, 1997 she worked with Mark and Julie Miller to open the Emporia branch of Advantage Trust Company.
Over the years, Alice continued her education in the Trust and Estate Planning industry graduating from School of Banking – Trust and the Cannon Financial Institute Trust School. Alice is a graduate of Emporia State University.
Alice and her husband Brad enjoy volunteering in the community, camping and most of all spending time with their grandson, Hudson.
1997 – PresentADVANTAGE TRUST COMPANY, Emporia, Kansas
Currently hold title of Vice-President
Responsibilities include management of the trust company located in Emporia, Kansas, account administration and business development.
1990 – 1997BANK IV / BOATMEN’S / NATIONSBANK, Emporia, Kansas
Held title of Vice President & Trust Officer
Responsibilities included trust and estate administration, cash and asset management and new business development.
1988 – 1990SOUTHWEST NATIONAL BANK, Wichita, Kansas
Held title of Vice President and Trust Officer
Personal trust administration, marketing and supervision of operations of self-directed IRA’s, administration and marketing of qualified retirement plans, and origination and supervision of the Discount Brokerage Service.
1980 – 1988CENTRAL BANK & TRUST, Wichita, Kansas
Held title of Assistant Trust Officer
Personal trust administration and operations of all types of accounts including personal trusts, employee benefits, IRA’s, conservatorships, agencies, and estates.
2007EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Emporia, Kansas
Bachelor of Science, Information Resource Studies
Minor in Business
Magna cum laude
1980 – PresentKANSAS BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Continuing Education Courses and Conferences
1986AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BANKING
Foundations of Banking Diploma
1986 – 1988CANNON FINANCIAL INSTITUTE, Athens, Georgia
Trust Administration School
EMPORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Emporia, Kansas
Co-Chair, Committee of the Year, 1994 (Business/Education Comm.)
ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL, Emporia, Kansas
MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH, Emporia, Kansas