Stephen Appelbaum joined our Board of Directors in 2017. He is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Cass Information Systems, Inc. Stephen, a certified public accountant, joined Cass in 2006 as the CFO and Secretary. Prior to joining Cass, he worked for KPMG LLP for 10 years before becoming a Senior Vice President at US Bank (St. Louis, Missouri), where he spent 16 years holding various positions in the areas of accounting, financial reporting, risk management, and merger and acquisition integration. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting from the University of Missouri, Columbia and his Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.
Stephen received the St. Louis Business Journal’s “CFO of the Year” award for 2012 and he is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
His current and past community activities include serving as a director and executive committee member for the YMCA, various positions with The Boy Scouts of America – St. Louis Area council (Stephen is also an Eagle Scout), Junior Achievement advisor, assisting with the United Way of Greater St. Louis annual campaign, assisting with treasurer activities for Civic Progress, and financial consulting with The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.