Central Bank of Boone County
Mary Wilkerson is senior vice president of marketing at Central Bank of Boone County in Columbia, Missouri, a $2 billion dollar community bank. She joined the bank in 1992 after serving as director of public relations for Stephens College for four years. Prior to moving to Columbia, Wilkerson was a public relations manager for Smith, Bucklin & Associates, the nation’s largest non-profit association management company, based in Chicago. Her career began with Luhrs Marketing Research, a small family-owned research firm in Chicago. She graduated from Bradley University in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and theater, and is a Certified Financial Marketing Professional. She graduated from the American Bankers Association School of Bank Marketing and Management in 2000. In addition, she is a member of the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business Marketing Advisory Board and received the college’s highest honor for a non-graduate, the Special Citation of Merit in 2005. She also serves on the University of Missouri School of Human and Environmental Sciences Advisory Board. Wilkerson has a long history of community involvement. She currently serves as president of the Roots N Blues Foundation and vice president of the Missouri Contemporary Ballet Board of Directors.