Senior Vice President, Bank Operations
UMB Financial Corporation
Chris Hernandez leads a multi-regional team handling day-to-day operations. It is the most diverse team within UMB Financial Corporation with responsibility for check processing, loan operations, and customer account services.
Hernandez also participates on the Corporate Executive Board Operations Council and serves on nonprofit boards throughout Kansas City. He is a Board Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters and an active supporter of United Way as a Leadership Giver. He performs fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and plays a key role in UMB’s internal and external diversity initiatives. Three years ago, he was honored with the UMB Outstanding Leadership Award after being with the company for only two short years.
A 2012 recipient of the NELI’s CareerFOCUS Eagle Award, Chris ran his first marathon two years ago on his 32nd birthday. After six months of intensive training, he now shares the lessons he learned about goals, determination and discipline with those he mentors.