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Sherry Annis
Vice President, Branch Services
Ulysses

Sherry Annis

Sherry is the Vice President, Branch Services at the Ulysses branch.  She was previously the Assistant Vice President, Branch Services.  Sherry was born and raised in Ulysses and is a Ulysses High School Graduate.  She has been married to her husband, Beaty for 34 years and they share two children, Brynden and Tate Annis.  Sherry enjoys spending time in her flower garden and to be outdoors enjoying the sun.

“The best part of my job is the people. I strive to have a good relationship with my co-workers; we are like family.”


Dustin Bailey
Senior Vice President, Indirect Lending
Garden City

Dustin Bailey

Dustin is the Senior Vice President, Indirect Lending in Garden City.  He has worked at Golden Plains for a total of 17 years.  He was previously the Vice President, Indirect Lending.  Dustin was born in Kearney, Nebraska but he has lived in Kansas most of his life.  He graduated from Garden City High School and Kansas State University.  He is married to Laurie and they share 3 children – Hayden (16), Easton (10) and Ella (6).  His hobbies include watching his kids play sports, traveling and watching KSU Football.

“I want our members to know and love GPCU like I do. We have a wonderful staff that is dedicated to helping our members with the many great products and services we offer.”


Lizeth Garfio
Vice President
Taylor Plaza Branch

Lizeth Garfio

Lizeth is the Vice President, Branch Services at the Taylor Plaza location in Garden City.  She was previously a Mortgage Loan Officer at Golden Plains.  Lizeth is a longtime Garden City resident, attending both Garden City High School and Garden City Community College.  She has a total of 16 years in the financial industry.  Lizeth has been married to Victor for 18 years and they share 2 kids.  Her hobbies include gardening, camping and fishing.

“I love helping people and strive to provide the best member service I can every time.  I am here to serve our members and help them through this journey they call life.”


Kristy Lenker
Vice President, Branch Services
Phillipsburg

Kristy Lenker

Kristy is the Vice President, Branch Services at the Phillipsburg branch.  She was previously the Assistant Vice President, Branch Services.  Kristy has worked at Golden Plains for 12 years.  She was born and raised in Nebraska.  She graduated from Oxford High School and McCook Community College with an Associates degree in Accounting.  Kristy is married to Chad and they share 2 sons, Josh (21) and Aaron (19).  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, going to the lake and spending time with family and friends.

“I strive to deliver an exceptional experience with every service provided.  I’m looking forward to getting to know our members better and gaining more knowledge as we continue to meet the member’s needs.”


Jennifer Noel
Vice President, Operations

Jennifer Noel

Jennifer is the Vice President, Operations in Garden City.  She has worked at Golden Plains for a total of 12 years.  She was previously the Vice President, Branch Services and the Assistant Vice President at Taylor Plaza before her promotion. She has worked in the financial industry for a total of 19 years.  Prior to joining Golden Plains, Jennifer worked at Prairie State Bank in Augusta as a Personal Banker and she was a Personal Finance Officer at First National Bank in Holcomb.

She attended Fort Hays State University and Wichita State University and took Certified Financial Training courses where she received dual diplomas in Commercial and Consumer Lending.  Jennifer is a Western Kansas native from Scott City and has two children – Jaden (18) and Jazlyn (14).  Her hobbies include spending time with family & friends, gardening, hiking and running.


Yadira Vargas
Vice President, Commercial Lending
Garden City

Yadira Vargas

Yadira is the Vice President, Commercial Lending in Garden City.  She has worked at Golden Plains for 14 years.  She was previously the Assistant Vice President, Member Finance.  Yadi was born in Friona, Texas but she was raised in Garden City, Kansas.  She graduated from Lakin High School and she attended Garden City Community College.  She is married to Yair and they share 3 children – Yazmin (20), Yocelynn (14) and Yair (4).  Her hobbies include traveling, spending time with family and a love for the great outdoors.

“I strive to deliver quality customer service and continuously find ways to improve.  I enjoy helping members accomplish their financial goals.”