Chairman, President & CEO, Bank of Blue Valley
In 1989, Robert Regnier organized and developed investors for a newly chartered bank in Johnson County. He is responsible for charter application, initial location real estate acquisition and staffing. The bank initially began its operations in a doublewide mobile home at the intersection of 119th and Metcalf. Over the years, the bank has expanded to six locations. The bank developed its 38,000-square-foot headquarters building at 119th and Metcalf in 1994. In the second quarter of 1994 the bank expanded into Olathe with the purchase of an existing facility at Santa Fe and Ridgeview. The bank opened a branch in Shawnee at the intersection of Johnson Drive and Kansas Highway 7 in the second quarter of 2000. The bank expanded into Leawood at the intersection of 135th and Mission Road in the first quarter of 2001. In the second quarter of 2001 the bank purchased a branch of a competing bank and consolidated the Olathe branch into that facility. In the first quarter of 2003 the bank purchased a 55,000-square-foot building at the corner of College and Lowell to house its expanded mortgage operations. In the second quarter of 2007 the bank purchased Western National Bank and established a facility at 95th and Lackman. Prior to his venture with Bank of Blue Valley, Regnier's career was with Boatmen's Bank and Trust, where for 19 years, he moved through the ranks from teller and safe deposit officer to executive vice president.
Regnier is perhaps most recognized in the community for his philanthropic involvement. Some of the many entities he volunteers for include:
- Johnson County Community College Foundation Board
- University of Kansas Edward’s Campus Board of Advisors
- Greater Kansas City Chamber Johnson County Leadership Council
- Union Station Kansas City Board
- Civic Council of Kansas City
- Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Board
- Midwest Research Institute
- Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Board of Trustees
- University of Kansas Hospital Authority, Board of Directors
- Kansas State University Wabash Cannonball planning committee
He holds a B.A. in Economics from Kansas State University.