Special to The Hays Daily News

John Clarke was named president of Bank of Hays at the annual organizational meeting Monday, according to Randy Walker, chief executive officer of the bank. Clarke has been an executive vice president and chief financial officer with the bank. He also is a member of the board of directors.

Clarke, a longtime resident of Hays, has more than nine years experience with Bank of Hays and more than 30 years of experience in banking.

Clarke is a University of Kansas graduate and obtained his CPA certificate in 1981. He also is a member of the executive committee of the Fort Hays State University Foundation.

Tracy Frickey recently was named to the bank's board of directors. Frickey is an owner and executive vice president of the Sizewise Family, with headquarter locations in Ellis, Hays and Kansas City, Mo.

Frickey, a native of Oberlin, and a longtime resident of Hays, has more than 16 years experience in financial management. She began her career in an accounts receivable role, progressing through accounting management into her current role as EVP, heading up human resources, key accounting departments, global travel and more. Frickey is also a member of the board of HaysMed Foundation.