Thursday, June 13, 2024

Week of June 25

In This Issue…

Answer leadership’s call: OBA Emerging Leaders Academy accepting applications
Deadline for nominations for Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame fast approaching
Emerging Leaders lunch-and-learn scheduled
OBA education corner …

Answer leadership’s call: OBA Emerging Leaders Academy accepting applications

Take note the OBA 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Academy is currently accepting applications.

We’re looking for the best and brightest bankers who seek to sharpen their leadership skills. The Academy will help you reach new heights with powerful speakers offering information leaders need for effectively maneuvering in today’s business climate. Each session helps participants become true leaders by understanding those around you through non-traditional methods.

The OBA extends an invitation to any employee of a bank that is a member of the OBA to apply. A panel of bankers will review the applicants and choose those accepted into the Academy. Participants must attend all sessions to successfully graduate from the program.

There are six sessions to the Academy: Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 6, Jan. 11, Feb. 26, March 29. Graduation will take place at the 2019 OBA Annual Convention (registration fee waived upon completion of the Academy)

Click here for more information or to apply! For more information, please contact Megan McGuire at (405) 424-5252 or

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Deadline for nominations for Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame fast approaching

The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame has been created by the OBA Board of Directors to honor individual bankers for their contributions to the banking industry and the State of Oklahoma.
In addition, the Hall of Fame is intended to recognize bankers’ achievements on behalf of the Association’s member banks.

Bankers make a difference in their communities every day. To rise to the level required for induction into the Hall of Fame, the nominating committee for the Hall will examine whether the individual banker has made a difference beyond their local community. The Hall of Fame will also preserve the unique history of Oklahoma’s banking greats.

The following criteria will be considered by the nominating committee when selecting individuals to be nominated for selection to the Hall of Fame:

  • Affiliation (past or present) with an Association member bank.
  • Service on boards or committees of the Association.
  • Participation in the activities of banker trade associations at the national level, such as American Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers of America.
  • Contributions to the development, improvement and growth of the banking industry in Oklahoma.
    Whether the individual has had a significant impact on the manner in which financial services are provided to consumers.
  • The individual has demonstrated the importance of community involvement and participation in the work of various community groups at the local, state and national levels.
  • The number of years of service to the state and the industry.

Nominations for induction into the Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame may be made by any bank employee of an OBA-member bank. There is no limit on the number of nominees that can be presented to the nominating committee in any given year.

Nominees may be either living or deceased.

Nomination forms are available by clicking here can also be obtained by calling the Association (405/424-5252) or emailing They will be accepted at any time, provided the nomination for induction at a November ceremony planned in any one year has been received by May 31 of that same year. If they are received after May 31, they will be included for consideration for the following year. Additionally, individuals who are included on a ballot but not selected will automatically be carried over for consideration in subsequent years.

Note: For the Inaugural Year of 2018, the deadline for nominations will be extended to June 30.

The nominating committee will review all nominees and select a slate of nominees no later than July 15 each year. Once the individuals are selected, ballots will be mailed to the following individuals: All OBA-member bank CEOs, all individuals who have served as either president or chairman of the Association, all current members of the Association’s Board of Directors, committee chairs and emerging leaders, the commissioner of Oklahoma State Banking Department and current OU and OSU banking chairs.

Each elector may vote for up to three names on his or her ballot. Ballots will then be returned to the Association for tallying, with only those received by Aug. 15 to be included.

After the ballots are counted and the selections to that year’s Hall of Fame announced, they will be honored at a luncheon in November. This luncheon will recognize each individual’s contributions to the industry, while a plaque will be on display at the Association’s Harris Event Center maintaining an ongoing recognition of each Hall of Fame inductee. The Association will also include the names of honorees in a news release that will be distributed to media outlets across the state.

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Emerging Leaders lunch-and-learn scheduled

Join your banking peers for a lunch-and-learn at the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City. Lunch will be provided by the Fed, and there is no registration fee. Click here to register.

If you have any questions, contact Megan McGuire at the OBA at or (405) 424-5252.

Date: Friday, Aug. 17 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Oklahoma City Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Address: 211 North Robinson, Two Leadership Square, Suite 300, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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OBA education corner …

Summer is upon us and the beach and mountains are calling many of our names! If, however, more work-related pursuits are your idea of taking advantage of these months of the calendar, the OBA has you covered! Take note of the following:

  • Handling Loan Applications – What Can Go Wrong?, July 10, webinar — Join this webinar to understand the application process with step-by-step instructions and actual examples.
  • Flood Insurance: Compliance Issues, July 11, webinar — We’ll concentrate on the more vexing current issues in flood compliance, such as monitoring, contents coverage and the ever-present condo problem.
  • 2018 OBA Compliance School, Aug. 27-31, Oklahoma City — This school is designed to provide an extensive body of knowledge and information on consumer compliance that can contribute to the development of compliance officers and to their associated functions, both of which have become an integral and essential part of our evolutionary banking industry.
  • ATM Cashout Scams, July 12, webinar —  This session is intended to ensure that ATM security has moved up on your radar and been properly integrated into your risk assessment program.
  • Providing Accurate and Timely Adverse Action Notices, July 16, webinar — Both the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) contain requirements for providing notice of action taken. This webinar reviews the requirements of both laws and covers common violations and provides solutions.

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