Clay Center, KS- Brett Hubka, Community Bank President – GNBank, has been selected to participate in the Kansas Bankers Association’s 2023 Bank Leaders of Kansas (BLOK) program. Now in its 17th year, the BLOK program is a statewide leadership development program designed to build participants’ leadership skills and knowledge of the banking industry.
As one of 21 members of the 2023 BLOK class, Hubka will begin a series of four training sessions in February. The first session will educate participants about volunteer opportunities within the KBA, as well as the structure and governance of the association, which represents the state’s banks in the areas of government relations, law, education, and insurance. The class will also gain insight into the state legislative process and how to develop meaningful relationships with state lawmakers.
In the remaining sessions, spread over the course of the year, participants will hone their individual leadership skills; learn about the challenges and opportunities facing bankers and entrepreneurs in the state’s rural and urban areas, and visit Washington, D.C., to observe how Congress operates. In February 2024, Hubka will graduate from the BLOK program, equipped with the skills and knowledge to take on leadership roles within the industry and his bank.
Brett Hubka has been with GNBank in Clay Center since 2015 when he and his wife, Dr. Karli Hubka moved to Clay Center. Prior to moving to Clay Center, Hubka held multiple positions with two other banking institutions. A Kansas State University graduate, Hubka has completed the Kansas-Nebraska Advanced School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. Since his arrival in Clay Center, Hubka has held several volunteer and leadership positions including: Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, SS Peter & Paul Parish Council, and was nominated for the 2021-22 USD 379 Patti Ferguson Helping Hands Award. In 2020, Hubka was awarded the Clay County Economic Development Group’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year for his efforts on the ‘Mural Movement’ project.
The Kansas Bankers Association, a statewide association, founded by bankers in 1887, represents and serves its 211 member banks out of its office in Topeka.