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NASB Mourns Loss of Longtime Board Member and Kansas City Chiefs Icon, Fred Arbanas

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Director, Brand Experience
North American Savings Bank (NASB)


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North American Savings Bank (NASB) Mourns Loss of Longtime Board Member and Kansas City Chiefs Icon, Fred Arbanas 

GRANDVIEW, Mo., April 20, 2021 NASB was saddened to learn of the passing of Fred Arbanas. Mr. Arbanas served on NASB’s board of directors for 44 years before retiring in 2018. Over that period, Mr. Arbanas was instrumental in NASB’s success and growth from a small community bank to a well-regarded top, national mortgage lender with community bank roots and values.  

“Fred was a trusted friend, leader, and board member at NASB for many years. We are a better company because of his advice and leadership, and we are better people because of his friendship. He will be greatly missed,” said NASB’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Thomas. 

Mr. Arbanas' leadership in public service for the Jackson County Legislature and his experience as a business owner made him uniquely suited as a member of NASB's Board of Directors and various board committees. He brought the same energy to the role that led him to success as a six-time AFL All-Pro and Kansas City Chief's Hall of Fame member, and his love of all things Kansas City drove his commitment. 

That passion for Kansas City extended throughout his 44 years as a successful Jackson County legislator where he transformed Jackson County’s Park system into what’s now the third-largest county park system in the nation.  

“One of NASB’s core values is our love of this city and the people who live here, and Fred shared that deep sense of community investment. His legacy lives on in the ball fields, the beaches, the biking and hiking trails, and marinas that we all enjoy today. We’re truly honored to have known him,” added Thomas.  

Even after his retirement, Mr. Arbanas continued his longtime relationship with NASB in an advisory capacity as Director Emeritus. 


North American Savings Bank (NASB) is a local bank and national mortgage lender headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Since 1927, NASB has served the financial needs of customers by providing a wide range of personal banking products along with competitive residential and commercial mortgages. For more information, visit nasb.com. NASB is an Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC. NMLS ID# 400039.