(Arkansas City, KS October 3, 2019) — Eric Kurtz, President and CEO of Union State Bank (“USB”), headquartered in Arkansas City, Kansas, recently announced new additions to the organization. David Braly, Executive Vice-President / Edmond Market President and Nicholas Moody, Agriculture and Commercial Lender, have each joined USB in the past 45 days.


David Braly’s vast banking experience will be used to grow Union State Bank’s presence within the organization’s newest market. USB’s newly opened Edmond, Oklahoma loan/deposit production office is located at 1901 S. Kelly Ave., Suite 120.Head and shoulders photo of male wearing glasses and business attire.


“I joined Union State Bank because I wanted an opportunity to work for a community bank that cares about their customers and their employees. It ties back to ‘Better Together’ (Union State Bank’s slogan) and making that a reality every day,” Braly said.


A life-long Oklahoma resident, Braly graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He has over 37-years of banking experience, and more than 20-years of banking leadership within the Edmond area.


“In my role as Market President for Edmond, I hope to expand upon the bank’s history as successful, community oriented bank that people can depend on to meet their needs. We will offer concierge style service, with high personal touch and high personal service,” Braly said.


Nicholas Moody offers in-depth agricultural and financial knowledge as it relates to lending activities for Union State Bank clients. His office is at USB’s Bartlesville, Oklahoma branch, located at 4110 SE Nowata RPhoto of Nicholas Moody standing in a field with a barn in the background.oad.


“Union State Bank embodies so many of my own core values. I am excited to work for such a great place as an ag and commercial lender, helping people in our community achieve their dreams,” Moody said.


Moody received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University, and a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education from North Carolina University. Before joining USB, he was the Agricultural Education Instructor of Oklahoma Union Public Schools in South Coffeyville, OK.


“Commercial lending fits well with agriculture, in which I have a strong and diverse background. My experience ranges from poultry to cattle and everything in between. Currently my wife and I have a show goat operation at our home, and both of our children show livestock,” Moody said.


Founded in 1908, Union State Bank has ten banking locations serving communities of Arkansas City, Udall, Winfield and Wichita in Kansas and in Bartlesville and Edmond, Oklahoma. The organization has received national recognition as one of the top 200 healthiest banks in the nation with an A+ rating, according to DepositAccounts.com, as well as a Bauer 5-Star rated financial institution. Union State Bank offers a full range of electronic, deposit and cash management services, as well as business and agriculture, commercial real estate, construction, mortgage, residential and consumer loans. Union State Bank is an equal housing lender and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).