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 more than 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: President of the Douglas County Estate Planning Council; 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; Member of Lawrence Area Partners in Aging; and former member of LMH Health Foundation’s Planned Giving & Audit committees. Barbara has spoken regularly on various financial topics and is a frequent contributor to Central Trust Company’s Wealth Perspectives newsletter.

Barbara spends her off-duty hours with her artist husband enjoying the arts and relaxing at their country home.