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Derek Bailey

Derek Bailey

Business Banker


Great Western Bank

10610 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Shawnee, KS 66203

Derek Bailey grew up in Topeka & Lawrence, KS and still resides in Lawrence to this day. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business with a major in Finance from the University of Kansas in 2006 and was an eight time Jayhawk Scholar at KU, while lettering in Varsity Baseball. After making the decision to stop playing baseball he started in banking as a teller at his hometown community bank. Since then, Derek has served in many different roles over his 12-year career.

Derek is involved in many aspects of his community; as a teacher and with Junior Achievement, a member of the Lawrence Luncheon Optimist Club, a graduate of Leadership Lawrence, a Board member of the Young Bank Officers of Kansas, a member of the Knights of Columbus and acting chairman for the Bill Self Boy Scout Golf Classic held in Lawrence annually. In 2013, the Kansas Bankers Association honored Derek with the Future Leadership Scholarship to attend the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado in Boulder. 
Derek has been married since 2008 to his wife Jackie and has two children (Ollie and Britton) as well as a miniature Golden Doodle named Cupcake Sprinkles Bailey. Derek enjoys outdoor activities with his family, playing golf, watching and playing most competitive sports, including Ping Pong and watching movies.

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