20 Under 30: Michael Garner

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.

Photo Kevin O'Riley

Assistant Vice President, UMB Bank

Born: October 1, 1980


We talk to a lot of people, and we’ve yet to speak with anyone who knows Michael Garner and doesn’t use the words “nice” or “involved” to describe him. Yet the baby-faced bank VP—who estimates he’s responsible for $10-$20 million in commercial lending in a given year—doesn’t truly open up until he starts talking about one of the community boards of which he is a member.

Today’s big deal: Springfield’s Partnership for Sustainability. “Green’s the hottest thing going,” he says. “And it’s exciting because the smallest things can make the biggest difference.” He was chosen to participate on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce’s The Network (of which he is vice chairman), and is particularly proud of the city’s decision to place a LEED standard on all new municipal buildings. Need more? Michael is also on the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a member of Rotaract, participates in local triathlons and—soon—the Ozarks Adventure Race.

Michael’s innovative thinking and skill with people are the strengths that play into not only his extracurricular activities, but his success in banking. “I love offering a client something they’ve never heard of, something that can add value to their business,” he says.

 

 

Randomness

 

 

What's Your Favorite:

Movie?
Love Actually
 
TV show?

The Hills
 
Band?
Dave Matthews Band
 
Childhood cartoon character?
Scooby-Doo
 
Sports team?
Mizzou Tigers
 
Adult beverage?
Jim Beam and Diet Coke

Local bar AND restaurant (name both)?
Mud Lounge, Hong Kong Inn
 
Stock?
UMBF—UMB Financial Corp
 
Event in the triathlon?
Running

 

 

Questions:

What’s the first website you check every day?
Yahoo! Finance
 
One night, no consequences, whom do you seduce?
My smoking hot pregnant wife!
 
What’s the best thing about being younger than 30?
Only having a couple gray hairs.

 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More Articles Like This

November Speaker Series 2017

November Speaker Series: MetaMythic. The eFactory. November 30, 2017. Photos by Brad Zweerink.

Blue Ribbons & Red Flags 2017

The Network's Blue Ribbons & Red Flags community focus report. The Community Foundation of the Ozarks. November 29, 2017. Photos by Brad Zweerink.

Rosie Turns One!

Rosie turns one. The eFactory. November 6, 2017. Photos by Brad Zweerink.
Edit Module
Edit Module
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Sign up for our newsletters Follow us on Instagram

Edit ModuleShow Tags

  1. Why Pickleball is the New “It” Sport
    The number of places to play pickleball has doubled since 2010. Digital Director Dayle Duggins...
  2. 50 Things Every 417-Lander Must Do
    When do you know you’ve become fully initiated into your home? You can start by trying all the...
  3. Beneath the Surface: Controversy on the Buffalo National River
    Since C&H Hog Farms opened its 2,500-sow operation in the Buffalo National River watershed in...
  4. Inside Innovative Dental’s Spa-Like Space
    Innovative Dental’s remodeled office in Southeast Springfield goes beyond the usual sterile...
  5. Get Killer Ramen at Skully’s Food Truck in Springfield
    Skully’s food truck offers fresh, Asian-fusion fare in an atmosphere that can’t be beat.
Edit Module
Edit Module