Attorney Mara Lahnar Joins Midwest BankCentre’s WomenConnect Advisory Board

By on March 22, 2018

Mara J. Lahnar, a partner in the law firm of Mickes O’Toole, LLC, has been elected to the Midwest BankCentre WomenConnect Advisory Board.

Lahnar leads the firm’s banking and finance group, providing comprehensive legal and business counsel to banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. Her work encompasses regulatory compliance, commercial lending, loan enforcement, general counseling, business advising and more.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., and her law degree at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. A member of the Missouri Bankers Association, she serves on its legal counsel section.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.9 billion and deposits of $1.4 billion. It provides integrated financial services with expertise in commercial, retail and digital banking; business cash management; mortgage lending; consumer lending; and insurance. The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force and its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.

Midwest BankCentre, founded in St. Louis in 1906, employs a staff of 300 currently working at 19 bank locations in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. In April 2015, it acquired Southern Commercial Bank, formed in 1891. In July 2016, it purchased Bremen Bank & Trust Co., founded in 1868.


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