Mark L. Miller

Chairman of the Board
Mark Miller co-founded Advantage Trust Company in 1997 together with his wife Julie.  For the 24 years prior thereto he was with the trust department of the former Planters State Bank, then Bank IV, then Boatmen’s, and then Bank of America, all by way of successive bank mergers.  During that time he rose to become head of the trust department and executive vice president of the commercial bank here in Salina.  He then began his career with Advantage Trust Company as its President and CEO.  In 2014, after another 17 years of providing outstanding trust and investment services to our clients through Advantage Trust Company, he began his current “mostly retired” status, remaining “of counsel” and Chairman of the Board.

WORK EXPERIENCE

1997-PresentADVANTAGE TRUST COMPANY, Salina, Kansas
  • Currently holds title of Chairman of the Board
  • Formerly held title of President
  • Responsibilities include overall management of the trust company, account administration, and business development
1973 – 1997PLANTERS BANK / BANK IV / BOATMEN’S / NATIONSBANK, Salina, Kansas
  • Held titles of Assistant Trust Officer, Vice President & Trust Officer, Senior Vice President & Trust Officer, and Executive Vice President
  • Responsibilities included Trust Department Manager, Commercial Loan Department Manager, Retail Investment Department Manager, C.R.A. Officer, Deposit Pricing, and assisting the President with his duties as a part of the bank management team.
1972 – 1973HALLMARK CARDS, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Career Development Program

EDUCATION

1973NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston, Illinois
  • National Trust School
1970-1972KANSAS UNIVERSITY, Lawrence, Kansas, M.B.A
  • Held Graduate Fellowship both years of M.B.A. program
1966-1970KANSAS UNIVERSITY, Lawrence, Kansas, B.A., Mathematics
  • Degree granted “With Distinction”
  • Elected Phi Beta Kappa (National Honorary Scholastics Fraternity)
  • Elected Beta Gamma Sigma (National Honorary Business Fraternity)
  • Elected Pi Mu Epsilon (National Honorary Mathematics Fraternity)
1963-1966SALINA HIGH SCHOOL, Salina, Kansas

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

1993-PresentROTARY CIVIC CLUB
  • Past Board Member and International Services Committee Chairman
2003-2012SALINA REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
  • Chairman of the Board, Executive Committee, Finance Committee
  • Past Treasurer
2005-2011ST. JOHN’S MILITARY SCHOOL
  • Board Member, Executive Committee, Chairman Finance Committee
2014-PresentST. JOHN’S MILITARY SCHOOL ENDOWMENT
  • Board Member
1982-2006UNITED WAY
  • Treasurer, Board Member, Executive Committee, Chairman Finance Committee
1999-2006GREATER SALINA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
  • Founding Board Member, Executive Committee, Chairman Investment Committee
1994-2003KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
  • Treasurer, Board Member, Executive Committee, Chairman Finance Committee
2002-2008SALINA PRESBYTERIAN MANOR
  • Advisory Board Member
2003-2009ROLLING HILLS WILDLIFE MUSEUM
  • Board Member