Commerce Bank reps visit CGSC

Commerce Bank reps visit CGSC

The CGSC Foundation was delighted to host representatives from Commerce Bank for a visit April 20. Andrew Kaplan, EVP and director of private banking—Western region; Diana Bentz, vice president and manager of talent development; and Robin Trafton, fine art curator for Commerce Bank and curator of The Box Gallery. The group spent more than three hours touring the Fort Leavenworth, CGSC’s Lewis and Clark Center and its classrooms.

Robin Trafton, Diana Bentz and Andrew Kaplan stop for a photo in the “MacArthur Room” in the Lewis and Clark Center during their visit April 20.

Robin Trafton, Diana Bentz and Andrew Kaplan stop for a photo in the “MacArthur Room” in the Lewis and Clark Center during their visit April 20.

They started with a historic tour of the fort, which dates back to Colonel Henry Leavenworth’s establishment of the outpost on the western bank of the Missouri River in 1827. During the tour, they were able to view famous statues of General Grant and the Buffalo Soldiers, see the beautiful historic homes that Eisenhower and MacArthur lived in, and visit the old disciplinary barracks that now hosts a café and shops.

While in the Lewis and Clark Center, the group spent several hours touring the Hall of Fame, the Commander-in-Chief hallway with all the paintings of the presidents, as well as the artwork and paintings on display throughout the building. At lunchtime they met with CGSC Chief of Staff Jeff Lamoe, and learned about how the Army develops leaders through education, experience, and training. The final part of the tour concluded in a typical CGSC classroom with Associate Professor of History Bud Meador. Meador discussed the curriculum, the makeup of the class, and offered the group more information about the importance of leadership development.

Contact Joan Cabell, the CGSC Foundation director of development, to schedule your own group’s “Walk and Talk” tour of CGSC and Fort Leavenworth and learn about the education of leaders for the nation. –

Commerce provides a full range of financial products to consumer and commercial customers including: lending, payment processing, trust, brokerage and capital markets services. Commerce serves its customers from 204 full-service branches and 406 ATMs in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and Colorado and commercial offices throughout the nation’s midsection. For more information visit

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