Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Nominations open for OBA Board

Pursuant to Section 5.4 of the bylaws of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, this will serve as official notice of the process of selecting members of the board of directors of the Association.

There are six board nominating committees, each of which will select a banker to replace the board member whose term on the OBA’s board will expire at the OBA Convention in May.

As you may recall, board members are elected from each of the OBA’s six geographic regions or groups. There are three board members from each of these six groups, each of which is an active officer of a member bank and serves a staggered three-year term.

One director must be from a bank with deposits in the top one-third of banks in each group.
One director must be from a bank in the middle one-third of bank deposits within each group.

One director must be from a bank in the bottom one-third of deposits within each group.
This year, the six retiring directors represent a bank with deposits in the top one-third of banks in each group.

Each of the six board nominating committees is chaired by the director whose term will expire at the May convention. The other two board members from that group make up the balance of each of the six OBA groups.

Eligible banks: Banks in the top one-third of the banks in each OBA group:

Group 1
Great Plains National Bank, Elk City
The First National Bank and Trust Co., Chickasha
Liberty National Bank, Lawton
First Bank & Trust Co., Duncan
Legacy Bank, Hinton/Oklahoma City
FSNB, National Association, Lawton
The City National Bank and Trust Company of Lawton
Bank of Western Oklahoma, Elk City
The First National Bank & Trust, Elk City
Bank of Commerce, Duncan
Stockmans Bank, Altus
Frazer Bank, Altus

Group 2
Stride Bank, National Association, Enid
Equity Bank, Ponca City
BancCentral, National Association, Alva
Alva State Bank & Trust Company, Alva
The Security National Bank of Enid
Exchange Bank and Trust Company, Perry
The Bank of Kremlin, Kremlin
Cornerstone Bank, Watonga
YNB, Yukon
The Stock Exchange Bank, Woodward
Anchor D Bank, Texhoma
First Bank & Trust Company, Perry
The Payne County Bank, Perkins
Bank of the Panhandle, Guymon
Oklahoma State Bank, Guthrie

Group 3
RCB Bank, Claremore
American Heritage Bank, Sapulpa
Armstrong Bank, Muskogee
Firstar Bank, Sallisaw
Grand Savings Bank, Grove
The First National Bank & Trust Company, Vinita
The First National Bank & Trust Company, Okmulgee
Blue Sky Bank, Pawhuska
First Pryority Bank, Pryor
Bank of Grand Lake, Grove
Oklahoma State Bank, Vinita

Group 4
First United Bank & Trust Company, Durant
Republic Bank & Trust, Norman
Vision Bank, National Association, Ada
First National Bank & Trust Company, Ardmore
First National Bank & Trust Company, McAlester
American Nation Bank,Ardmore
The Bank, National Association, McAlester
FirstBank, Antlers/Atoka
Shamrock Bank, N.A., Coalgate
Ameristate Bank, Atoka
Security State Bank of Oklahoma, Wewoka
The Community State Bank, Poteau
The Central National Bank of Poteau

Group 5
BancFirst, Oklahoma City
Arvest Bank, Oklahoma City
Bank of America, Oklahoma City
JPMorgan Chase, Oklahoma City
InterBank, Oklahoma City
First Fidelity Bank, Oklahoma City
Simmons Bank, Oklahoma City
International Bank of Commerce, Oklahoma City
CrossFirst Bank, Oklahoma City
Bank 7, Oklahoma City
Kirkpatrick Bank, Edmond

Group 6
BOKF, National Association, Tulsa
Mabrey Bank, Bixby
First Oklahoma Bank, Jenks
Gateway First Bank, Jenks
Vast Bank, National Association, Tulsa
Central Bank of Oklahoma, Tulsa
SpiritBank, Tulsa
Regent Bank, Tulsa

Any active officer of an OBA-member bank representing a bank with deposits in the top one-third of the deposits in each of these six groups is eligible to serve on the board of directors of the OBA. If you or someone else you know is interested in serving in this capacity, please get in touch with any member of the six committees in your bank’s OBA Group and let them know of your interest. You can also call Roger Beverage at the OBA at (405) 424-5252. The deadline for submitting your name is March 31, 2020.