Morgan Littel joins UMB Financial Corporation


Morgan Little has joined UMB Financial Corporation as vice president of business aviation development.

This is a newly created position with the company. Littell has 16 years of experience in aviation.

Gil Trout, CEO of UMB’s Kansas and Oklahoma regions, said: “Morgan’s years of varied experience in aviation will be a tremendous benefit to clients. This is a strategic and timely hire for UMB as we focus on growing our aviation finance offering and expertise in this industry.”

Littel was most recently the manager of sales and customer relations at AMETEK B&S Aircraft. She began her career at Raytheon Aircraft Company.

Craig Anderson, president of commercial banking at UMB, said: “We see tremendous opportunity in aviation financing as businesses look to purchase private aircrafts as a convenient and efficient air travel alternative to commercial airlines.“

“As a commercial lender with more than 100 years of experience, we are always looking at ways to innovate for our clients. Aviation financing is an excellent example of an important tool that many are now considering as a practical means to improved business travel,” Anderson added.

UMB Financial Corporation is a financial holding company headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. UMB operates banking and wealth management centres throughout Missouri, Illinois, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arizona and Texas.