Yoakum National Bank was chartered in 1890 as First National Bank of Yoakum with John M. Bennett as President. The name of the Bank was changed from First National Bank to Yoakum National Bank in 1907. The bank has actually had 4 locations in its 125 years. It started out in a rented building on West May Street for a short time. In 1894 the bank purchased a building on West Grand Avenue and later expanded to the building next door. In 1971 the bank moved into is current location at 301 West Grand Avenue.

Yoakum National Bank stood solid through the Great Depression of the 1930’s because of deep roots in the community, strong and conservative management, (solid financial strength) and loyal customers. The bank also endured the deregulation of the 1980’s and has achieved progress with the slow and steady growth of assets and consistent profits.

Yoakum National Bank has been a part of Yoakum’s development throughout the years. We have six officers with 150+ combined years of service to Yoakum National Bank and the community. Each of the officers started their banking career at Yoakum National Bank and worked their way through the departments. After time, they progressed to their management positions, learning the details of banking first hand. All of our officers are natives of this area and understand local customer’s needs. Yoakum National Bank is locally owned and operated. The Bank has withstood the test of time, always meeting the changing needs of our customers and looking for ways to serve you in the future.


Darlene Renken President and Chief Executive Officer
Jeannette Knezek Vice President/Chief Lending Officer
Elorine Sitka Vice President/Personnel
Glenn Renken Vice President/Loan Officer
Cynthia Morris Vice President/Cashier
Tina Baranowski IT Officer
Jordan Braden Assistant Cashier
Katherine Jendrzey Asst. Loan Officer
Mary Leck Asst. Loan Officer
Carla Metting Operations Officer
Sandra Morkovsky Internal Auditor/Compliance Officer
Shari Nobles Investment Officer
Michael Trojcak Assistant Cashier
Vicki White Asst. Vice President


Dave O. Marlow Chairman
Sandra Bergey
Gary Boening
Otto R. Borchers
Gary Colman
Tom Kelley
Darlene Renken
Mary Shows
William Thiele
David H. Watson, M.D.