2018 Alumna Leader of the Year
Kristy Chastain is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Springfield Signs where she is responsible for streamlining their financial processes and procedures, as well as issues related to risk management. She joined this third generation cutting edge company in the winter of 2019. She previously served as Vice President, Private Banking Relationship Manager for Commerce Trust Company in Springfield, Missouri. While there she specialized in client’s day-to-day banking, estate planning, cash management, and credit needs. Kristy also served as the Southwest Region R.I.S.E chairperson, which is a group within Commerce Bank that is meant to empower women.
Kristy has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Real Estate from Missouri State University. She has served as Board President of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, on the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Council, and has been an active volunteer with the Harmony House and the American Heart Association.
Kristy had the privilege to be a Greater Missouri Leadership Challenger in 2015. In addition, she graduated from Leadership Springfield in 2012. She also had the honor of being recognized as one of Springfield Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2014 and 20 Most Influential Women in 2015. From these experiences she has developed an inclusive, team-building leadership style of problem-solving and decision making. Kristy stepped up to serve as a regional coordinator for GMLC and has made it her mission to ensure that women from the area continue to be nominated and involved in the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation.
Outside of work, Kristy enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, and son, Carter. Her hobbies are cooking, reading, and travel.
Since her recognition in 2018…
Kristy has returned to her roots in the financial services industry. She took a leap during this world-wide pandemic and joined Guaranty Bank in Springfield as their Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager in June. She is thrilled to be back in commercial banking.
In addition, Kristy serves as a volunteer with the Springfield Workshop Foundation, the fundraising arm for SWI Industrial Solutions. SWI Industrial Solutions is a private, not-for-profit corporation operating a manufacturing and light assembly facility for Springfield and Greene County residents. SWI’s purpose is to provide meaningful employment for people with disabilities. SWI employees have proven they would rather earn money using their abilities than be given money for their disabilities.