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Barbara Braa, MBA, CTFA

Vice President
Relationship Manager

Central Bank of the Midwest Trust Department
300 West 9th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 865-1065
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Barbara has advised others on financial affairs for nearly 30 years. Her experience includes: trust & investments, licensed brokerage & insurance activities, real estate & property management, estate resolution and charitable organizations. At Central Trust Company, Barbara uses her diverse background to assist clients with their trust needs. Barbara’s long term ties to Lawrence help her build and maintain strong community relationships.

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Kansas
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish, Baker University
  • Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA)
  • Advanced Trust Administration School
  • Trust and Financial Services School


Interests and Activities

Barbara’s volunteer activities include: Former President of and nine years of service to the Kansas Banker’s Association Trust Division Board; Former President & current Board Member of Kansas Advocates for Better Care; Former President and current member of the Douglas County Estate Planning Council; Member of Lawrence Area Partners in Aging; and former member of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Planned Giving and Audit Committees. She also writes a quarterly column for Better Senior Living, the newsletter of the Senior Resource Center for Douglas County.
Barbara spends her off-duty hours with her artist husband enjoying the arts and relaxing at their country home.