KeyBank Promotes Chris Yelverton as Senior Payments Advisor
Chris Yelverton will bring his comprehensive KeyBank experience to a new role as Senior Payments Advisor with KeyBank Alaska’s Enterprise Commercial Payments Group.
In this position, Yelverton will collaborate with the Alaska Commercial Banking team to deliver solutions in the enterprise payments space to existing clients and help the bank focus on expanding its market presence by driving strategically targeted new client acquisition.
Yelverton joined KeyBank in December 1998 as a teller and has held several positions in the retail division including [email protected] relationship manager and area retail leader. Yelverton joined the Commercial Banking team in August 2013 and most recently served as a relationship manager.
“Chris has excelled in his positions at Key, demonstrating success across a wide variety of lines of business,” says Simon Geach, senior vice president of sales in commercial payments in KeyBank’s West Region. “He has served as a strong contributor, while always keeping his clients as his main focus.”
A lifelong Alaskan, Yelverton graduated with a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.
His extensive community outreach efforts include serving on the Board of Directors for the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center and the Advisory Board of the University of Alaska Anchorage College of Business.
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.