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Corey Strider '96


Hardin, Missouri

Current City

Lathrop, Missouri

Northwest Foundation Board Member

Board member since 2020

Board Involvement

  • Advancement Committee Chair
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee


  • B.S., Agricultural Business, Northwest Missouri State University, 1996 


  • President/CEO; Goppert Financial Bank


After graduating from Northwest Missouri State University in December of 1996, I went to work for American Cyanamid in the spring of 1997. During that time, I worked in the Agriculture Chemical Sales in south central Illinois. 

In late 1998, I took a position with the bank where I currently work. My first role was as Assistant Vice President. As time progressed and my skill set increased, I advanced to my current position as President/CEO and was placed on the Board of Directors. 

On a personal level, my wife and I have one son. I am a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. I've been active in my community serving the following organizations:

  • Lathrop Cemetery Association, treasurer
  • Lathrop Car, Tractor and Engine Association, member
  • Caldwell County Mutual Insurance Company, board president
  • Clinton Convalescent Center, board president
  • Rotary Club of Lathrop, treasurer
  • Lathrop Community Center & Foundation, chairman and president
  • Lathrop Area Chamber of Commerce, board president
  • Industrial Development Authority of Clinton County, board member
  • AF and AM Lodge #506 Lathrop, Missouri, endowed member
  • Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry St. Joseph, Missouri, member
  • The Goppert Foundation, Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer

Why are you "forever green"?

"Many years ago, I graduated from the School of Ag Sciences. When approached with opportunities to give back to the University, I reached out to The Goppert Foundation. The Goppert Foundation has been an excellent supporter of the American Dream Grant and most recently provided financial support for the Agricultural Learning Center and Martindale Hall. Through their acts, my wife, brother and I chose to make a Homesteaders gift to the Agricultural Learning Center. This facility is one that has been needed for years. It is a game changer for Northwest and the entire community. This facility will provide a conduit to promote ag advocacy for Northwest students. It will be a functional facility for clubs, organizations, businesses and community members. The possibilities are endless. I am proud that my alma mater is committed to a project of this scope and size. The focus of the University is for the future and is committed to the students, alumni and the community. The Agricultural Learning Center re-enforces that I am a proud Bearcat and I will be Forever Green."