Saturday, July 20, 2024

OBA board nominees selected for consideration by membership

Pursuant to Article V, Section 5.4 of the By Laws of the OBA, notice is hereby given of the slate of nominees that have been selected by each of the Board’s nominating committees to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors. The slate of nominees will be considered by the membership on May 14 at the annual meeting and convention of the OBA, to be held at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City.

The Board consists of 25 members, 18 of which are elected for three-year terms, with three directors being elected from each of the OBA’s six geographic groups. Within each group, the terms of the Board members are staggered and they represent banks in the upper one-third of banks holding deposits in the Group, the middle one-third of banks holding deposits in the Group and the lower one-third of banks holding deposits in the Group. This year the nominees are for those Board seats representing the lower one-third of banks holding deposits within each group.

The nominees are as follows:

Group 1: Brian Mooney, president
Washita State Bank, Burns Flat

Group 2: Loren Parham, president, CEO and CFO
First State Bank, Watonga

Group 3: Julie Stovall, market president
American Exchange Bank, Okemah

Group 4: Dustin Riddle, president and COO
Oklahoma Heritage Bank, Stratford

Group 5: Troy Appling, president and CEO
The Bankers Bank, Oklahoma City

Group 6: Michael Oonk, EVP and COO
American Bank & Trust, Co., Tulsa

Additionally, pursuant to Section 6.3 of the By Laws of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, notice is hereby given of the nominee for the office of First Vice Chair. The nominee was selected from among more than a dozen names that had been submitted to the Nominating Committee for consideration.

The nominee for the office of First Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Bankers Association is:

Priscilla Cude, president & CEO
First Bethany Bank & Trust, Bethany

The members of the OBA will vote on who will become the next first vice chair at the Annual Meeting of the Association for FY 2024-2025. That meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City. The meeting will begin at approximately noon and nominations may be made from the floor.

If elected by the membership, Cude will succeed Steve Bagwell, president & CEO, Vision Bank, Ada, who will become vice chair at the Convention. Cude will automatically become vice chair at the FY 2025-2026 Annual Meeting and Convention and automatically will become chair at the FY 2026-2027 Annual Meeting and Convention.