Bio – Ernie Kost

Ernie grew up in Rolla graduating from Rolla High School in 1979. He attended Missouri S& T (UMR) before accepting a position with Textron Corporation in their financial subsidiary, Avco Financial Services.  Ernie’s career has now spanned in the financial industry in excess of 35 years. He currently serves as President of First State Community Bank in Rolla and Richland.

Ernie married his high school sweetheart (Carol) in 1980.  She has been employed by Mercy Medical in Rolla for 18 years.  They have been blessed with 3 adult children (Kellie, Tracie, and Andy), son-in -law (Ben), daughter-in-law (Emily), and 3 grandchildren (Hadley, Harper, Emma).

In Ernie’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his family first and most importantly. He also enjoys practicing and teaching Jujitsu, horseback riding, playing guitar, tennis, and going on adventure vacations.