Jay Knudtson, of Cape Girardeau, was appointed to the State Banking Board and Savings and Loan Board on Monday.
Mr. Knudtson is the Executive Vice President of First Missouri State Bank in Cape Girardeau. He is part of the original executive team that launched the bank in 2002, currently serving as the Chief Lending Officer and Bank Board Director. Prior to this position, Mr. Knudtson worked 13 years as Senior Vice President for Bank of America. He also previously served as Mayor of Cape Girardeau from 2002 – 2010. Mr. Knudtson is concluding his tenure as a member of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents. He has received various awards and recognitions, including the Rush H. Limbaugh Award from the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce in 2015. Mr. Knudtson holds a general studies degree with a minor in sociology and criminal justice from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Knudtson also attended the Graduate School of Real Estate Finance in Dallas, Texas, and the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colorado.