Week of Dec. 9

In This Issue…

Five bankers inducted into Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame as 2019 class

From left, accepting the Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame induction trophies, are: Carlton Bass, Boyd Bass, Suzanne Tucker, John V. Anderson and Mick Thompson. Carlton and Boyd Bass accepted on behalf of their late parents, Clark and Wanda Bass, while Suzanne Tucker accepted for her late father, Morrison Tucker.

The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inducted its 2019 class – its second ever – on Dec. 5 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. John V. Anderson, with F&M Bank; the late Clark and Wanda Bass, with First National Bank & Trust Co., in McAlester; Oklahoma State Banking Commissioner Mick Thompson; and the late Morrison Tucker, a longtime prominent Oklahoma City-area banker, made up the 2019 inaugural group.

The ceremony was hosted by the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s immediate past chairman, Sandy Werner, who is also CEO of First National Bank & Trust in Elk City. Also, during the event, Michael Hightower, a prominent Oklahoma banking historian and biographer, talked about the importance of Oklahoma bankers and the banking industry to the state.

Also, we’d like to pass on a HUGE thank you to all the sponsors of the induction ceremony:

  • Platinum sponsors: F&M Bank and First National Bank & Trust Company of McAlester.
  • Gold sponsors: The Citizen Potawatomi Nation, First National Bank & Trust Company of Shawnee, Quail Creek Bank and Sooner State Bank.
  • Silver sponsors: American Bank and Trust Co., The Oklahoma State Banking Department, The Bankers Bank, Oklahoma City University, COMP Risk, The University of Oklahoma Foundation, The University of Oklahoma Price College of Business and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.
  • Bronze sponsors: Bank of Commerce, Crowe & Dunlevy and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

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Webinar on Regulatory Feedback Initiative set this month

There will be a Regulatory Feedback Initiative webinar at 10 a.m., on Dec. 17, 2019. Steve Polakoff, executive vice president of FinPro, and Howard Headlee, president of the Utah Bankers Association, will be presenting.

Participants will learn about the RFI and how it will help institutions better prepare for examinations. Expert analysis of trends and hot topics in current exams will be provided to help you and your team prepare for your next exam. Participants will receive 1.0 CPE credit in regulatory ethics.

To reserve your spot, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8693424327778779149.

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OBA education corner …

We’re on the downhill run toward Christmas and New Year’s! While you daydream about chestnuts roasting by an open fire, take a moment to check out the upcoming seminar, webinars, schools and conferences!

  • Regulation E: Errors & Disputes, Dec. 17, webinar — This webinar will dissect the Regulation E error resolution requirements in plain English.
  • A Banker’s Responsibility Under FCRA, Dec. 18, webinar — This two-hour online program provides a review of the numerous subparts and appendices included in both the CFPB’s and FRB’s Regulation V and the FCRA and FACTA. It also includes the EGRRCPA amendments.
  • Fair Lending Laws and Regulations, Dec. 20, webinar — Join Regulatory Compliance Counsel Michael Christians as he walks webinar participants through the requirements of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Fair Housing Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act and Military Lending Act.
  • 2020 Compliance Updates, Jan. 29-Operations, Tulsa; Jan. 29-Lending, Tulsa; Jan. 30-Operations, Oklahoma City; Jan. 30-Lending, Oklahoma City — The 2019 Compliance Updates will provide a review of issues and concerns facing every bank’s compliance team. The sessions will focus on “hot” topics, trends and areas that may need more emphasis. Common compliance mistakes also will be covered.
  • 2020 OBA Intermediate Banking School, Feb. 3-7/June 1-5, Oklahoma City — Presented in two sessions, the school is designed to instill an appreciation for and an understanding of the operations and interrelationships of departments within a bank.

One education program, in particular, to be aware of is the OBA Intern Program. The Intern Program will again be active in 2019 and we’re looking for participating banks! For more information on this IMPORTANT program – important not only to aspiring students, but also to participating banks – Contact the OBA education department at (405) 424-5252 or click here for more information!

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