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Officers & Directors

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Officers & Directors

Senior Management

John B. Dicus
President & CEO
Mr. Dicus became Chief Executive Officer of Capitol Federal Savings and the Company effective January 1, 2003 and became Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capitol Federal Savings and the Company in January 2009. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Capitol Federal Savings since 1996 and for the Company since its inception in March 1999. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Services for Capitol Federal Savings for four years. He has been with Capitol Federal Savings in various other positions since 1985. Mr. Dicus’s many years of service in all areas of the operations of Capitol Federal Savings and his duties as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Capitol Federal Savings bring a special knowledge of the financial, economic and regulatory challenges the Company faces and he is well suited to educating the Board on these matters.
Natalie G. Haag
Executive VP, General Counsel
Ms. Haag joined Capitol Federal in 2012, accepting the newly established position of Executive Vice President-General Counsel for Capitol Federal Savings Bank and Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. A member of the Kansas Bar since 1985 and licensed to practice law in all Kansas State and Federal Courts, she received her undergraduate degree in 1982 from Kansas State University and her Juris Doctorate in 1985 from Washburn University School of Law. For the past nine years, she served as the Associate General Counsel/Director of Governmental Affairs for the Security Benefit Corporation. Prior to that position, she worked with the State of Kansas, serving five of her seven years as General Counsel to the Governor. Her experience also includes 11 years in civil litigation and criminal prosecution in Cowley County, Wichita and Topeka.
Rick C. Jackson
Executive VP, Chief Lending Officer
Mr. Jackson currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer and Community Development Director of Capitol Federal Savings Bank. He also serves as the President of Capitol Funds, Inc., a subsidiary of Capitol Federal Savings Bank and President of CFMRC. He has been with Capitol Federal Savings Bank since 1993 and has held the position of Community Development Director since that time. He has held the position of Chief Lending Officer since February 2010.
Carlton A. Ricketts
Executive VP, Corporate Services
In 2007, Mr. Ricketts joined Capitol Federal Savings Bank, bringing with him 25 years’ experience in the electric and gas utility industry; the last 12 years in executive management. In 1980 and 1981, respectively, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Emporia State University. Prior to his promotion to Executive Vice President-Corporate Services, he served as First Vice President-Chief Strategic Planning Officer.
Kent G. Townsend
Executive VP, CFO, and Treasurer
Mr. Townsend serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Capitol Federal Savings Bank, its subsidiaries, and Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. Mr. Townsend also serves as Treasurer for Capitol Federal Financial, Inc., Capitol Funds, Inc. and Capitol Federal Mortgage Reinsurance Company, subsidiaries of Capitol Federal Savings Bank. Mr. Townsend was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on September 1, 2005. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, a position he held since April 1999, and Controller of Capitol Federal Financial, a position he held since March 1999. He has served in similar positions with Capitol Federal Savings Bank since September 1995. He served as the Financial Planning and Analysis Officer with Capitol Federal Savings Bank for three years and other financial related positions since joining Capitol Federal Savings Bank in 1984.
Tara D. Van Houweling
First VP, Principal Accounting Officer and Reporting Director
Ms. Van Houweling has been employed with Capitol Federal Savings Bank and Capitol Federal Financial since May 2003 and currently serves as First Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer and Reporting Director. She has held the position of Reporting Director since May 2003.
Frank H. Wright
Executive VP, Retail Operations
Mr. Wright joined Capitol Federal Savings Bank in 1970 as a teller in the home office while attending the University of Kansas. Upon graduation in 1973, Mr. Wright served as a loan officer in Lawrence until he transferred back to the home office in 1978 to the Retail Operations Division. Mr. Wright was named marketing director in 1991 and remained in that position until he was assigned the task of developing the Electronic Banking Services Department in 1996. In September, 2013 he was promoted to Executive Vice President-Retail Operations.

Board of Directors

John B. Dicus
Chairman
Mr. Dicus became Chief Executive Officer of Capitol Federal Savings and the Company effective January 1, 2003 and became Chairman of the Board of Directors of Capitol Federal Savings and the Company in January 2009. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Capitol Federal Savings since 1996 and for the Company since its inception in March 1999. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Services for Capitol Federal Savings for four years. He has been with Capitol Federal Savings in various other positions since 1985. Mr. Dicus’s many years of service in all areas of the operations of Capitol Federal Savings and his duties as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Capitol Federal Savings bring a special knowledge of the financial, economic and regulatory challenges the Company faces and he is well suited to educating the Board on these matters.
Morris Jack Huey, II
Mr. Huey retired from Capitol Federal Savings in January 2010. From June 2002 until his retirement, Mr. Huey served as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Capitol Federal Savings and President of Capitol Funds, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Capitol Federal Savings. From August 2002 until his retirement, he also served as President of Capitol Federal Mortgage Reinsurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capitol Funds, Inc. Prior to that, he served as the Central Region Lending Officer since joining Capitol Federal Savings in 1991. Mr. Huey’s many years of service in various areas of Capitol Federal Savings’s operations and his duties as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Capitol Federal Savings bring a special knowledge of the financial, economic and regulatory challenges the Company faces and he is well suited to educating the Board on these matters.
Jeffrey M. Johnson
Mr. Johnson is President of Flint Hills National Golf Club, Andover, Kansas, a position he has held since March 2003. From March 1997 until joining Flint Hills, Mr. Johnson was an investment advisor with Raymond James Financial Services in Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Johnson’s extensive knowledge of investments and the regulated financial services industry supports the Board’s and the Audit Committee’s knowledge in those areas. Before 1997, he served in a variety of restaurant management positions with Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. and Coulter Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Johnson is also part-owner of several restaurants in Lawrence, Manhattan and Wichita, Kansas and parts of Texas. He brings general business, financial and risk management skills to Capitol Federal Savings, including knowledge of compensation matters, which is important to his service on our Compensation Committee. His participation in the Wichita, Kansas business community and his service on local non-profit boards for over 15 years bring knowledge of the local economy and business opportunities for Capitol Federal Savings.
Michael T. McCoy, M.D.
Dr. McCoy has been an orthopedic surgeon in private practice for over 25 years. In his private practice, he has employed up to 15 employees and gained the accounting, financial and risk management skill necessary to operate a small business. Since October 2004, he has also served as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Stormont Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas. He previously served as Chief of Surgery at Stormont Vail from January 1987 to January 1988. His management and business experience in his private practice and these hospital positions bring knowledge and experience to his service on the Board and the Compensation and Audit Committees. Dr. McCoy is a member of the Kansas Medical Society, the Shawnee County Medical Society, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.
James G. Morris
Mr. Morris retired from KPMG LLP in September 2012 after having served as partner-in-charge of the financial services practice of the firm’s Kansas City office. Mr. Morris joined the firm in 1976 (when it was known as Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.) as an auditor and was promoted to partner in 1988. At KPMG, Mr. Morris served a wide range of financial services clients, including banks, thrifts, mortgage companies, investment advisors and real estate companies. Mr. Morris’s accounting and auditing background and extensive experience working with companies in the financial services industry make him a valuable member of the Board.
Reginald L. Robinson
In June 2014, Mr. Robinson was named as the new director of the Kansas University top-ranked School of Public Affairs and Administration. From 2010 until that appointment, Mr. Robinson served as a Professor of Law at the Washburn University School of Law and as the Inaugural Director of the school’s Center for Law and Government. Between 2002 and 2010, Mr. Robinson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kansas Board of Regents, which governs the state’s six universities, and provides state-level coordination for the other 27 public institutions of higher education in Kansas. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Robinson held dual positions at the University of Kansas, serving as Chief of Staff to the Chancellor and as a Visiting Associate Professor of Law. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Robinson held several senior positions with the United States Department of Justice. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Robinson served as an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kansas. Mr. Robinson’s strong legal background and executive experience make him a valuable member of the Board.
Jeffrey R. Thompson
In 2007, Mr. Thompson became Chief Executive Officer of Salina Vortex Corp., a Salina, Kansas-based manufacturing company, after having served as Chief Financial Officer of that company since 2002. From 2001 to 2002, he served as Vice President, Supply Chain, for The Coleman Company, Wichita, Kansas, a manufacturer and marketer of consumer products. From 1992 to 2001, he served in a variety of capacities for Koch Industries, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, including President of Koch Financial Services, Inc. from 1998 to 2001. From 1986 to 1992, he worked in several positions for Chrysler Capital Public Finance, Kansas City, Missouri, primarily in the areas of originating, underwriting and servicing tax-exempt municipal leases. Mr. Thompson has over 25 years of business experience, including 20 years in the financial services business and 15 years with profit and loss responsibility in manufacturing companies. He brings general business, financial and risk management skills to Capitol Federal Savings, including knowledge of compensation matters, which is important to his service on our Compensation Committee. Mr. Thompson is a certified public accountant and his accounting knowledge and experience is important to his service on our Audit Committee. His participation in the Wichita, Kansas business community for over 20 years brings knowledge of the local economy and business opportunities for Capitol Federal Savings.
Marilyn S. Ward
From 1985 until her retirement in 2004, Ms. Ward was Executive Director of ERC/Resource & Referral, a family resource center located in Topeka, Kansas, where she was responsible for financial operations, including fund-raising, budgeting and grant writing. Ms. Ward is a past president of the board of Child Care Aware of Kansas, a state-wide organization that oversees the Kansas network of child care resource and referral agencies, where she was involved in overseeing financial and accounting matters. She continues to serve on the organization's audit committee. Ms. Ward also is a past president of Kansas Children’s Service League Foundation, which oversees and manages the foundation funds of the organization. She brings general business, financial and accounting skills to Capitol Federal Savings, including knowledge of compensation matters, which is important to her service on our Audit and Compensation Committees.