Cole Mendenhall was born and raised in Columbia, MO and has lived in the area for the past 27 years. Born a Tiger, Cole attended the University of Missouri and graduated in 2014 with bachelor degrees in Political Science and Psychology, as well as a minor in Business. He works at Central Bank of Boone County as a Relationship Specialist in Business Banking. He actively develops strong and trusted relationships with cliental and provides business banking solutions.
As a native to Columbia it is no surprise that Cole is committed to giving back to the community. He currently serves as a board member for The Center Project, which is Mid-Missouri’s LGBTQ community center. He is an advocate for equality, and has dedicated his time to raise awareness for matters close to his heart. These include promoting diversity, inclusion and being a catalyst for building bridges within the community. He is serving his third year as Fundraising Coordinator for MidMo PrideFest, an annual celebration of the LGBTQ community of Mid-Missouri. His volunteer goals continue to expand each year, and he is ambitious to bring his fundraising experience to the MCB family. Cole is driven by competition and looks forward to all new challenges in his life.
Cole’s passions include traveling, dancing and spending time with his dog, Phoebe. You’ll find him traveling to various destinations with friends when he has spare time from his commitments in the community. While he has never had professional dance training, he loves to show off his moves and has been spotted dancing to Britney Spears at basically any event with a DJ. Cole is eager to take his tenacity to the ballroom dance floor, and cannot wait to experience everything that this competition has to offer!