Mr. Benjamen M. Hutton, also known as Ben, serves as Independent Director of Equity Bancshares, Inc. since April 22, 2020. Mr. Hutton has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hutton Construction Corporation since August 1, 2016. Mr. Hutton served as the President at Hutton Construction Corporation since July 2010 until August 1, 2016. Mr. Hutton has served on the boards of various civic and nonprofit organizations including, among others, Associated General Contractors of Kansas, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Wichita Chamber of Commerce of which he is the chair-elect. He has also been actively involved with the following organizations: Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas, Young Presidents Organization and Maize Education Foundation. Mr. Hutton served as Vice President of Business Development at Hutton Construction Corporation until July 2010. As second generation in the Business, he grew up in Hutton Construction. From cleaning up the jobsites when he was younger to more recently managing projects and overseeing Hutton Construction's business development efforts, he has many years of experience in all aspects of the industry. Mr. Hutton holds a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University in Construction Science and a Masters of Business Administration from Friends University.