With a career spanning three decades, Debra Stamper earned recognition as one of Louisville Business First’s “20 People to Know in Banking.” When interviewed about her choice to embark on a career in banking, Stamper revealed that her journey was influenced by a fortuitous opportunity. A partner at the firm where she worked introduced her to the intricacies of banking law and related subjects, having served as external general counsel for a Louisville-based bank. This exposure led her down the path to becoming an in-house attorney and director of compliance for the same bank.
Kentucky Debra Stamper Obituary
Following the retirement of Brooks Senn, the former general counsel, an opening for the role of general counsel at the Kentucky Bankers Association presented itself. Stamper decided to apply for the position. The CEO of KBA, Ballard Cassady, extended an offer contingent upon an agreement with the bank’s CEO. Recognizing the potential fit, Stamper embraced the opportunity wholeheartedly, drawing from her wealth of experience. Debra Stamper’s presence was warmly regarded by her peers, and her transition to the role of general counsel at KBA was a natural progression. However, the news of her passing has now taken center stage. Ballard Cassady Jr., President and CEO of KBA, conveyed the somber news of Debra Stamper’s demise in an email sent on a Saturday. The void left by her passing is deeply felt within the Kentucky Bankers Association and the wider community she served.