Saturday, May 25, 2024



Inspiring the next generation of game changers

Bryan Cain, OBA chair
Harold Hamm, founder/chairman Continental Resources

OBA Chair Bryan Cain will visit with Oklahoma’s energy leader, Harold Hamm, to discuss his journey and desire to change the world for the better. The 13th child of an Oklahoma sharecropper, Hamm possesses what all great American entrepreneurs have: A sense of destiny and a desire to change the world for the better. He went from owning a single mud truck purchased with borrowed money to advising presidents on America’s energy resources and policies. The company he founded 56 years ago, Continental Resources, now operates in four of America’s premier basins and is one of the largest producers of oil and gas in the United States. Hamm recently took the company private because he loves independence.


The three successions: employee, director, owner

Peter Weinstock, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Most community banks provide for a business plan that touches on SWOT analysis for the new year. Those plans miss key issues for keeping a bank independent. This presentation will delve into strategies for management and board succession, as well as ownership options in order for a bank to have the flexibility to decide to remain independent


Strategies for loan growth and credit management in a challenging economy

Ty Glenham, Profit Resources

To adapt and succeed in this challenging economy, strategic adjustments are necessary for selective loan growth and profitability, while managing asset quality with effective credit risk management. With the right focus and plan in place, bankers can diligently manage through the coming years to a favorable outcome. This session will cover what executives need to focus on and the details of how they can achieve loan growth, serve customers well, and protect the bank.


ABA update

Rob Nichols, American Bankers Association

Join ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols for a discussion on the happenings around the country in the banking industry, as well as what’s going on in Washington, D.C.


OBA treasurer’s report

Adrian Beverage, OBA

Get a quick overview on how the OBA performed financially the past 12 months and a general status update on the Association as a whole.


Legal update

Matt Brown, McAfee & Taft

What’s the latest in the legal frontier that pertains to banking? What are the issues currently being faced by the industry that bankers should understand?


HR: Your strategic partner?

Jeff Faust, Barracuda Staffing

How can HR be the strategic partner you need to successfully manage the bank? Human capital management through aligning performance management, leadership development and effective coaching will be candidly discussed.


Balance sheet strategy

Dale Sheller, The Baker Group

Balance sheet strategies along with a market update will be provided during this timely discussion. Policy outlook along with current banking conditions will be addressed.


Embracing the future: A.I.’s transformative impact on banking

Jason Rincker, Stronghold Data

The presentation will delve into the essence of artificial intelligence and its significant influence on the banking sector. Starting with a broad overview of A.I., followed by the current state of A.I. and recent advancements, the discussion will then focus on practical ways the banking industry can harness A.I., all while addressing the unique challenges and opportunities A.I. presents.


Economic outlook

Chad Wilkerson, Federal Reserve Bank

How is the Oklahoma economy performing compared to other states? What key indicators should be important to bankers? Hear from Chad Wilkerson, Oklahoma City’s branch executive and senior vice president of community development, as he provides an economic outlook.


CEO chat

David Rainbolt, BancFirst, Corp; and Greg Massey, Spend Life Wisely Company
MODERATED by Adrian Beverage, OBA; and Gene Katz, D.A. Davidson & Co.

This session is an opportunity to hear from leaders of Oklahoma’s two largest independent community banks regarding state of play within the industry. Will discuss the direction of each organization including assessment of the current operating environment, evolving banking model, technology, corporate governance, capital markets and M&A. Perspectives will be shared on best practices and cautionary tales in building long-term sustainable enterprises.


PULSE sessions

Jerold Phillips, Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Ardmore; Sharon Lewis, OBA, Oklahoma City; Julie Stovall, American Exchange Bank

Join us for this fun presentation as three individuals– including the OBA’s newest fraud expert – give fast-paced presentations on topics of their choice. Whether its about their own rise to where they currently sit in their bank, or their favorite decade to live through, these experiences are inevitably entertaining, humorous and touching.