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Board Of Directors
We are chasing the vision God has set in our hearts.

Our board members hold every quality you’d expect to see: They are experienced, committed, and invested. It is their deep-rooted faith and their belief in our mission that makes them uniquely qualified to build and preserve our legacy here at The Signatry. Most importantly, they’re always available, and they’re always praying — for us, for you, and for the causes we all support.

Gary Nagel
Gary Nagel
Chairman

Gary is the founder of Wealth Management Group of Kansas City. He has served on the investment committee of Wycliffe Bible Translators and RIA Charitable Investment, and has been a U.S. board member of SAT 7, a founder of Crossfirst Bank, and an advocate for Generous Church. He is married to Judy.

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Gary Nagel
Chairman
Gary Nagel

Gary is the founder of Wealth Management Group of Kansas City. He has served on the investment committee of Wycliffe Bible Translators and RIA Charitable Investment, and has been a U.S. board member of SAT 7, a founder of Crossfirst Bank, and an advocate for Generous Church. He is married to Judy.

Mark Hammett
Mark Hammett
Treasurer

Mark Hammett is First Vice President of Fixed Income Sales at Commerce Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mark also serves on the board of Rachel House Pregnancy Resource Center and The Children’s SPOT of St. Luke’s Hospital. He and his wife Kristin attend Abundant Life Church.

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Mark Hammett
Treasurer
Mark Hammett

Mark Hammett is First Vice President of Fixed Income Sales at Commerce Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mark also serves on the board of Rachel House Pregnancy Resource Center and The Children’s SPOT of St. Luke’s Hospital. He and his wife Kristin attend Abundant Life Church.

Emmitt Mitchell
Emmitt Mitchell
Board Member

Emmitt Mitchell is president of The Moody Center. As a businessman with experience in the banking, real estate and automobile industry, he also served as chairman of Urban Youth Leader, senior pastor of Victory Temple Christian Life Center, and board member of Bott Radio Network. Emmitt is married to Karen.

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Emmitt Mitchell
Board Member
Emmitt Mitchell

Emmitt Mitchell is president of The Moody Center. As a businessman with experience in the banking, real estate and automobile industry, he also served as chairman of Urban Youth Leader, senior pastor of Victory Temple Christian Life Center, and board member of Bott Radio Network. Emmitt is married to Karen.

Ken Polk
Ken Polk
Board Member

Kenneth H. Polk, CPA, CFP® founded Arlington in 1998 and is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Ken sets the strategic direction for the firm and leads the investment team. He also leads the firm in assisting families align around a common purpose and shared family legacy. Prior to founding Arlington, Ken was a tax consultant with Deloitte where h …

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Ken Polk
Board Member
Ken Polk

Kenneth H. Polk, CPA, CFP® founded Arlington in 1998 and is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Ken sets the strategic direction for the firm and leads the investment team. He also leads the firm in assisting families align around a common purpose and shared family legacy. Prior to founding Arlington, Ken was a tax consultant with Deloitte where he worked with families and their closely held businesses. Ken graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in accounting. Ken is a member of Young President’s Organization (YPO). He serves on the Board for two non-profit organizations focused on leadership development. Ken is married and has four children.

Mark Bainbridge
Mark Bainbridge
Vice Chairman

Mark Bainbridge retired as the general manager of Bancourier. He has served as a board member of Shepherds Ministry and College, an advisor to Christian University of the Americas, and executive director of the Children’s Scholarship Fund. He and his wife Holly care for their two disabled adult children.

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Mark Bainbridge
Vice Chairman
Mark Bainbridge

Mark Bainbridge retired as the general manager of Bancourier. He has served as a board member of Shepherds Ministry and College, an advisor to Christian University of the Americas, and executive director of the Children’s Scholarship Fund. He and his wife Holly care for their two disabled adult children.

Jim Wright
Jim Wright
Board Member

Jim Wright is the retired CEO and executive chairman of Tractor Supply Company. He has served on several industry, public, and privately held boards and continues to serve as a trustee at Belmont University. Jim and his wife Susan are passionate about building a family legacy of faith and stewardship.

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Jim Wright
Board Member
Jim Wright

Jim Wright is the retired CEO and executive chairman of Tractor Supply Company. He has served on several industry, public, and privately held boards and continues to serve as a trustee at Belmont University. Jim and his wife Susan are passionate about building a family legacy of faith and stewardship.

Keith Phillips
Keith Phillips
Board Member

Keith Phillips is Managing Director and financial advisor for Wiley Bros. – Aintree Capital. He serves as the Middle Tennessee Advisory Board Chair for The Signatry. Keith is actively involved in Business as Mission which aims to both create and curate business. He and his wife Nancy attend Covenant Presbyterian Church.

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Keith Phillips
Board Member
Keith Phillips

Keith Phillips is Managing Director and financial advisor for Wiley Bros. – Aintree Capital. He serves as the Middle Tennessee Advisory Board Chair for The Signatry. Keith is actively involved in Business as Mission which aims to both create and curate business. He and his wife Nancy attend Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Steve French
Steve French
Board Member

Stephen (Steve) French is President and CEO of The Signatry. Steve devotes his time meeting with advisors, attorneys, individuals, and business owners to develop strategies and solutions to minimize tax liability, while maximizing charitable giving. This is executed with specific emphasis in the area of non-liquid assets such as: stock, real estate, mutual funds, and po …

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Steve French
Board Member
Steve French

Stephen (Steve) French is President and CEO of The Signatry. Steve devotes his time meeting with advisors, attorneys, individuals, and business owners to develop strategies and solutions to minimize tax liability, while maximizing charitable giving. This is executed with specific emphasis in the area of non-liquid assets such as: stock, real estate, mutual funds, and portions of closely held businesses.

Prior to joining The Signatry, Steve was the founder and CEO of Quovant, a Legal Spend Management company working with law firms in over 13 countries.

Steve is married to his wife Debbie and they have two daughters – Marnie and Rachel, who have blessed them with four grandsons.

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