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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Steven E. Trager
Chairman and CEO
Steven E. Trager began serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Republic Bancorp, Inc. ('Republic') in 2012 and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the "Bank") since 1998. From 1994 to 1997 he served as Vice Chairman of the Bank. From 1994 to 1998 he served as Secretary of Republic, and from 1998 to 2012 he served as President and CEO of Republic. Steven E. Trager received his undergraduate degree in finance at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and has engaged in the practice of law with the firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. He has more than twenty years banking experience. In 1994, he provided the leadership resulting in the complex merger and reorganization of the Republic group of multiple banks into a consolidated and more efficient banking structure. He also has direct experience in banking, finance, operations and retail management. His banking experience includes his service as past Chairman for the Kentucky Bankers Association and his service as a Board Member of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Louisville Branch. He also has leadership and directorate experience in multiple community service organizations.
Kevin D. Sipes
Executive Vice President & CFO
Kevin D. Sipes has served as executive vice president and treasurer of Republic Bancorp, Inc. and Republic Bank & Trust Company since January 2002, and chief financial officer of both since October 2000. Kevin joined Republic in 1995. He is actively involved with community service, and is a board member of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana.
A. Scott Trager
Vice Chairman
A. Scott Trager has served as President of Republic Bancorp ("Republic") since 2012 and President of Republic Bank & Trust Company since 1984. Prior to that he was Vice Chairman of Republic from 1994 to 2012. A. Scott Trager holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and has spent his entire working career in various finance and banking capacities. He has extensive leadership experience in marketing, operations and retail branch management. He has extensive community board experience and broad-based community connections in the metropolitan Louisville area.

Republic Bancorp Board of Directors

A. Scott Trager
Vice Chairman, Republic Bancorp
A. Scott Trager has served as President of Republic Bancorp ("Republic") since 2012 and President of Republic Bank & Trust Company since 1984. Prior to that he was Vice Chairman of Republic from 1994 to 2012. A. Scott Trager holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and has spent his entire working career in various finance and banking capacities. He has extensive leadership experience in marketing, operations and retail branch management. He has extensive community board experience and broad-based community connections in the metropolitan Louisville area.
Craig A. Greenberg
President & CEO, 21c Museum Hotels LLC
Craig A. Greenberg is President of 21c Museum Hotels and Counsel with the general legal services law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC in Louisville, Kentucky. He served as director of Republic Bank & Trust Company from 2006 to 2008 and has served as a director of Republic from 2008 to present. Craig A. Greenberg is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he served as Student Government President. He is a Harvard Law School cum laude graduate. He has extensive experience in securing and deploying New Markets Tax Credit investments and other federal tax credit programs. He has demonstrated skill in the raising and investment of assets in low-income communities across the country. He has direct experience in commercial finance and the development of multi- million dollar developments. He is active in local civic and charitable organizations.
Michael T. Rust
President, Kentucky Hospital Association
Michael T. Rust is President of Kentucky Hospital Association ("KHA"), located in Louisville, Kentucky. He served as a director of Republic Bank & Trust Company from 2001 to 2007 and has served as a director of Republic from 2007 to present. Michael T. Rust graduated from the Glenville State College in West Virginia where he received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. He received a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Tennessee. He serves as a Community Based Faculty Member at the University of Kentucky. In his role as President of the KHA, he has extensive management and regulatory experience. He also has extensive advocacy experience in Washington, D.C. and Frankfort, Kentucky. He is a proven recruiter and organizer and has significant community involvement experience. He has leadership and directorate experience in multiple community service organizations. As a member of the Audit Committee, he is able to read and understand basic financial statements, such as a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statements.
R. Wayne Stratton
Partner, Jones, Nale & Mattingly PLC
R. Wayne Stratton is a Certified Public Accountant and a member-owner of the public accounting firm of Jones, Nale & Mattingly PLC located in Louisville, Kentucky. He served as a director of Republic Bank & Trust Company from 1994 to 1995 and has served as a director of Republic from 1995 to present, while also serving as Republic’s financial expert on the Audit Committee. R. Wayne Stratton is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a major in Accounting. He is accredited in Business Valuations by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds a Diplomat Certification in Forensic Accounting from the American College of Forensic Examiners. As a member of the Audit Committee, he is able to read and understand basic financial statements, such as a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. He has been recognized as a top national tax accountant by Money Magazine and has received recognition and awards for his accounting expertise from multiple sources, including Who’s Who in Accounting and Finance and Who’s Who in Executives and Business. He has extensive experience in both the preparation and review of financial statements and statements of condition of publicly traded stock corporations.
Susan Stout Tamme
Retired President Baptist Health Collaborations
Susan Stout Tamme is recently retired from employment with Baptist Healthcare System, Inc. Prior to her retirement, she was President of Baptist Health Collaborations since 2013. She was formerly in the position of President of the Louisville Market from 2011 to 2013 and she was President and CEO of Baptist Hospital East from 1995 to 2011 and Vice President of Baptist Healthcare System, Inc. She served as a director of Republic Bank & Trust Company from 1999 to 2003 and has served as a director of Republic from 2003 to present. Susan Stout Tamme received an Associate degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Louisville and a Master of Science degree in Health Systems Administration, also from the University of Louisville. She has extensive experience in administration, specifically in broad-based multi-hospital systems and is proficient in working with department heads, clinical staff and governing regulatory bodies. She has leadership and directorate experience in multiple community service organizations and has received multiple community service awards for excellence and achievement.
Steven E. Trager
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Steven E. Trager began serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Republic Bancorp, Inc. ('Republic') in 2012 and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the "Bank") since 1998. From 1994 to 1997 he served as Vice Chairman of the Bank. From 1994 to 1998 he served as Secretary of Republic, and from 1998 to 2012 he served as President and CEO of Republic. Steven E. Trager received his undergraduate degree in finance at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and has engaged in the practice of law with the firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. He has more than twenty years banking experience. In 1994, he provided the leadership resulting in the complex merger and reorganization of the Republic group of multiple banks into a consolidated and more efficient banking structure. He also has direct experience in banking, finance, operations and retail management. His banking experience includes his service as past Chairman for the Kentucky Bankers Association and his service as a Board Member of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Louisville Branch. He also has leadership and directorate experience in multiple community service organizations.
Andrew Trager-Kusman
Managing Director of Corporate Strategies, Republic Bank
Andrew Trager-Kusman joined Republic Bank in 2015 as Vice President, Managing Director of Corporate Strategies. Previously Mr. Trager-Kusman served as Portfolio Analyst with EJF Capital LLC, an alternative asset manager primarily focused on United States and global financial institutions. Mr. Trager-Kusman serves as a trustee for Spalding University, on the JTomorrow Louisville Board, and is part of the Bingham Fellows class of 2019. Andrew Trager-Kusman lives in Louisville, KY with his wife Helene.
Mark A. Vogt
Chief Executive Officer, Galen College of Nursing

Republic Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors

Ronald F. Barnes
Investment Advisor Representative, MWM Advisory Services
Campbell P. Brown
President, Old Forester, Brown-Forman
Laura Mae Douglas
Retired VP, Corp Responsibility & Comm Affairs, LG&E and KU Energy LLC
Heather Howell
Director of Emerging Brands, Brown-Forman
Ernest W. Marshall Jr.
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Eaton Corporation
W. Patrick Mulloy II
Of Counsel, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs
William Kent Oyler
President & CEO, Greater Louisville Inc.
A. Scott Trager
Vice Chairman, Republic Bancorp
A. Scott Trager has served as President of Republic Bancorp ("Republic") since 2012 and President of Republic Bank & Trust Company since 1984. Prior to that he was Vice Chairman of Republic from 1994 to 2012. A. Scott Trager holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and has spent his entire working career in various finance and banking capacities. He has extensive leadership experience in marketing, operations and retail branch management. He has extensive community board experience and broad-based community connections in the metropolitan Louisville area.
Steven E. Trager
Chairman & CEO, Republic Bank & Trust Company
Steven E. Trager began serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Republic Bancorp, Inc. ('Republic') in 2012 and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the "Bank") since 1998. From 1994 to 1997 he served as Vice Chairman of the Bank. From 1994 to 1998 he served as Secretary of Republic, and from 1998 to 2012 he served as President and CEO of Republic. Steven E. Trager received his undergraduate degree in finance at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and has engaged in the practice of law with the firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs. He has more than twenty years banking experience. In 1994, he provided the leadership resulting in the complex merger and reorganization of the Republic group of multiple banks into a consolidated and more efficient banking structure. He also has direct experience in banking, finance, operations and retail management. His banking experience includes his service as past Chairman for the Kentucky Bankers Association and his service as a Board Member of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Louisville Branch. He also has leadership and directorate experience in multiple community service organizations.
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