2014 Woman of the Year
Teresa Rouse Maledy is the CEO/Chairman of Commerce Bank, Central Missouri Region. She was the first female bank president in the Commerce Bankshares organization, a $22 billion bank holding company with offices in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and Colorado. She is responsible for leading all facets of the bank’s retail and commercial operations in Central Missouri.
Teresa has an Associate of Arts Design from Stephens College and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Webster University. She has earned the Certified Cash Manager (CCM) designation, completed the Advanced School for Bank Officers offered through UMKC and the Bloch School of Business, and completed the Advanced Topics in Cash Management Program at Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.
Teresa has been actively involved in civic organization throughout the community, serving in multiple leadership roles. She served on the University of Missouri Health System Advisory Board and the Board of Curators Health Affairs Committee, the Stephens College Board of Trustees, the Stephens College Endowment Foundation Board and the REDI Board,
Teresa has served as Chair of the board of the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation and was the founding Chair of the Community Foundation for Central Missouri. Teresa is Past Chair for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Past President of Columbia South Rotary Board of Directors and has served on the board of Central Missouri Food Bank, the United Way Board, and the Boone County Coordinating Board for Early Childhood Education.
Teresa currently serves on the University of Missouri Economic Development Cabinet, the Missouri Partnership Board, the Stephens College Endowment Foundation Board and Columbia Insurance Group Board of Directors. She is also affiliated with the Alliance for Childhood Education and Cradle to Career Columbia Council.
Ms. Maledy was honored as Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation’s 2014 Woman of the Year at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Stephens College in Columbia.
Since her recognition in 2014…
Teresa has retired as Chairman and CEO of Commerce Bank, Central and Eastern Missouri Region. She worked for Commerce Bank for over 39 years and was the first female bank president in the Commerce Bancshares organization, a bank holding company with full service branches in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and Colorado. At her retirement, Teresa was responsible for leading all facets of the bank’s retail and commercial operations in Central and Eastern Missouri including Boone, Audrain, Moniteau, Randolph, Marion, Cape Girardeau and Butler counties.
Teresa remains involved in several community organizations. Teresa currently serves on the Columbia Insurance Group Board of Directors. She is also affiliated with the Alliance for Childhood Education and one of the founding members of the Cradle to Career Alliance in Columbia, and continues to serve on their board. Teresa was elected to the Columbia Public Schools Board of Education in 2018.
Teresa is the recipient of the Stephens College Alumna Achievement Award, the Columbia Public School Foundation Distinguished Alumna Award, the Columbia of Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award, the Athena Award through the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, the NAACP Roy Wilkins Award for Community Service, the Stephens College Alumna Service Award, the 2017 Association of Fundraisers Spirit of Philanthropy Award and was recognized in of the 2017 Inaugural Class of CoMo 100.