Mollie H. Carter

Mollie H. Carter , Executive Chairman, FirstSun and Sunflower Bank

Mollie H. Carter is the Executive Chairman of the FirstSun board of directors and Sunflower Bank. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstSun from 2005 until April 1, 2022, and she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunflower Bank from 2005 to 2018. She served as a director of Evergy, Inc. and its predecessor, Westar Energy, a publicly-traded company, from 2003 until 2022, including as Chair of the Compensation Committee. She previously served as a director of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, a publicly-traded company, from 1996 to 2017. Ms. Carter is also a Director of Lockton Companies and serves on its nominating and governance committee and the audit committee. Ms. Carter’s qualifications to serve as our Chair and a director include her substantial leadership experience as a chief executive officer, her financial expertise and her significant experience serving as a director of a large public company. Ms. Carter also has extensive experience with corporate governance, compensation matters, and with complicated financial regulatory and banking compliance environments. She also serves on the NPR Foundation Board of Trustees on the Executive Committee, and she is a Co-Chair of the NPR News Task Force. She is the current Chair of the Kansas City PBS Capital Campaign. Ms. Carter attended Dartmouth College where she earned a B.A. in Economics, followed by Harvard Business School where she earned an M.B.A.