Jami Peebles Named a 2013 Trusts & Estates Magazine "Practitioners With Heart Award Winner

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Central Trust & Investment Company (affiliated with Empire Bank & Ozark Mountain Bank) is pleased to announce that Jami Peebles, Executive Vice President and Southern Regional Manager, has been named a 2013 “Trust & Estates Practitioners With Heart” national award winner. This is an accolade designed to honor estate-planning professionals who exemplify the highest standards of professionalism, and are active in charitable giving and mentoring.

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Mrs. Jami Peebles poses at the offices of the Southern Missouri American Red Cross. (photo credit: Dan Rockafellow Studios)

Jami has proven herself to be a tremendous asset to our organization, and we are not surprised she is receiving this tremendous honor.” - Bob Jones, President & CEO of Central Trust.

Central Trust & Investment Company (affiliated with Empire Bank & Ozark Mountain Bank) is pleased to announce that Jami Peebles, Executive Vice President and Southern Regional Manager, has been named a 2013 “Trust & Estates Practitioners With Heart” national award winner. This is an accolade designed to honor estate-planning professionals who exemplify the highest standards of professionalism, and are active in charitable giving and mentoring. The award was published in the October edition of Trusts & Estates Magazine, which began shipping on September 27.

A private reception was held October 8 at Hickory Hills Country Club with representatives from the American Red Cross - Greater Ozarks Chapter, FLiP (Female Leaders in Philanthropy) and Convoy of Hope being among those in attendance.

“Jami has proven herself to be a tremendous asset to our organization, and we are not surprised she is receiving this tremendous honor,” said Bob Jones, President & CEO of Central Trust. President & CEO of Empire Bank and Board Member for Central Trust, Russ Marquart added, “Jami is a consummate professional, and this award helps to cement her place as a top practitioner in her field.”

Jami is a dedicated member of her community. She currently serves as the President of the Board of the American Red Cross - Greater Ozarks Chapter, and is a disaster volunteer. She also serves on the Board of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and is on their executive committee. Jami served on the Merit Selection Panel for the selection of the Magistrate Judge for the United States Courts, Western District of Missouri. She also serves as “The Godmuddah” for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce during their membership drives, a member of FLIP (Female Leaders in Philanthropy), as well as volunteer host and key contributor for the Springfield Workshop’s “Evening Under the Stars.”

Jami and her husband Tom share a love for estate planning, golf and travel just about anywhere. Jami went to Ethiopia earlier in 2013 as part of Convoy of Hope’s “Women’s Empowerment Panel” to meet and encourage women who have received microloans and started successful businesses.

About Central Trust & Investment Company
With approximately $4.5 billion in total client assets, Central Trust & Investment Company provides investment management, trust and fiduciary & retirement plan services to individuals, charities and businesses. The firm employs more than 100 investment professionals across offices in Kansas City, St. Louis, Jefferson City, Springfield and Columbia. For more information, visit http://www.centrustco.com.

About Central Bancompany
Central Trust & Investment Company is part of Central Bancompany which has more than $10 billion in assets. For the fourth year in a row, Forbes Magazine has recognized Central Bancompany as one of America’s Best Banks in its annual review of the nation’s 100 largest financial institutions. Central Bancompany, a Missouri-based bank holding company, ranked among the top twenty-five in the Forbes 2013 survey.

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Andrew Tasset, Marketing Vice President
Central Trust & Investment Company
(417) 841-4293 | Andrew_Tasset[at]empirebank[dot]com

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