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Scott Bankes

Member of the Board

Department: DKEDC Board

Scott grew up just outside of Abilene and graduated from AHS in 1986. He comes from several generations of Abilene business owners from his parents, grandparents and great grandfather Ralph Howard Viola in 1903. After graduating from KSU, Scott worked in Maryland and Texas before deciding Kansas was where he wanted to be. 

Scott began his career in the communications industry in 1994 with Kansas Cellular and then accepted a position with TCT in 2000. He is currently the Director of Marketing and has played key roles in the development of new lines of business as well as opening additional retail locations.  Scott has also served in leadership positions on several civic and industry Board of Directors.


When asked why he believes DKEDC is important to Dickinson County, Scott stated "I believe the DKEDC is a very important organization for retention of existing businesses and development of new opportunities in all the communities in Dickinson County. Our communities need to be positioned to take advantage of the opportunities that are available to stabilize and enhance all of our communities. The DKEDC can be a vital resource help them with the process."