Emprise Bank of Wichita announced that it has hired Coleen Tabor, currently an executive at Spirit AeroSystems Inc., as its new executive vice president of human resources. Manhattan Resources handled the retained executive search for Emprise Bank.
“We are very happy that Coleen Tabor accepted the opportunity at Emprise. Her talent will be a tremendous asset to the Emprise organization,” said Chris Schoettelkotte, President and CEO of Manhattan Resources.
Honoree of WBJ’s 2018 Leaders in Diversity, Coleen Tabor is Well-Suited for New Role
Tabor will begin her work at Emprise later this month. Most noteworthy, her new role will have her leading HR and training groups with a focus on talent development for the bank.
She has spent the past 12 years at Spirit (NYSE: SPR), most recently as director of talent and diversity. Consequently, Tabor is among the honorees of the WBJ’s 2018 Leaders in Diversity awards in relation to that work.
Emprise Bank chairman and CEO Matt Michaelis said the addition of Tabor rounds out the bank’s leadership team. For that reason, Michaelis says that her new position will leverage her proven skills to drive growth.
Leading Development of People Adds to Bank’s Assets
“She has seen a breadth and depth of skills, systems, and experiences that will benefit us greatly,” Michaelis says.
And most importantly, he said, it means the opportunity for commensurate growth in the organization’s most important resource.
“Our people are our biggest asset. Hence, continuing to provide them with meaningful opportunities for development is key to our culture and future success,” Michaelis says.
Emprise Banks Has Aligned Vision and Commitment to Growth
Tabor is excited to join the leadership team that’s been built at Emprise. Furthermore, she is especially happy with the Emprise aligned vision and commitment to growth.
“That’s really what drew me (to the opportunity),” she said. In the end, “you don’t get a lot of chances to join a new team and enable a space for growth with a focus on people.”
In her role helping the institution attract, develop and retain top talent, Tabor supports the focus on employees. As a result, this growth-fueling focus on people will ensure that Emprise comes out on top in Wichita’s competitive environment for talent, she said.
“We want to be that employer brand of choice,” she said.
About Coleen Tabor
Tabor is a native of Kansas who earned a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University and a master’s in business administration from Webster University in St. Louis.
Prior to her time at Spirit, she spent six years as a senior HR consultant at Allen, Gibbs & Houlik LC in Wichita.
Also active with numerous nonprofit organizations throughout her career, Tabor is currently on the board of directors for the Governor’s Education Council, The Pando Initiative, and the Rise Up for Youth program.
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