CRAIG DUERKSEN: President, Wichita Manufacturers Association

Craig Duerksen is the President of the Wichita Manufacturers Association. Craig have spent most of my banking career helping small to middle market businesses achieve their objectives through the use of banking products and services. After college, He worked at Harris Bank in the Chicago area from 1996 until 2004, starting as a credit analyst before moving into a commercial banker position in 1998.

My family moved to the Wichita, KS area in 2004 (my wife and I are originally from this area) and have been at Commerce Bank ever since. I am still a commercial banker, and have been able to work with a more diverse group of clients and prospects.

The Wichita area has a strong manufacturing focus, specifically in the aerospace industry. I have developed a niche in helping these manufacturers to optimize their cash cycle, whether it be through credit or treasury services.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the Wichita Manufacturers Association (WMA) is an organization of manufacturing and support companies in the Wichita and South Central Kansas region. Our mission is to promote and grow the regional manufacturing industry.