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June 2018

  • June 12, 2018

    Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame taking nominations for inaugural class

    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. Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame overview. Oklahoma Bankers Hall of …

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  • June 6, 2018

    Check out OBA’s special convention opening video

    Did you miss our annual convention and the opportunity to watch the opening video that discussed our convention theme of “Answering the C*A*L*L (Community/Advocacy/Leadership Legacy)? Or, would you just like to see it again? Either way, here’s your chance below to see some of our most well-known bankers discuss what the “C*A*L*L means to them, and also see some bankers …

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May 2018

  • May 31, 2018

    Webinar on Joint Memorandum to combat elder fraud scheduled

    OBA is pleased to be a partner to offer the free webinar, below, focusing on SARs and financial exploitation.  Our FinCEN speaker took the rare step of sending out to banks nationwide and, in just a few hours, we already have 3,000 attendees.  We may not surpass the 20,000 cap, but you are encouraged to sign-up soon to ensure your …

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  • May 22, 2018

    Reg relief bill S. 2155 passes House; heads to president

    S. 2155, a regulatory relief bill for community banks, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. With its passage through the Senate in March, it will now head to President Trump’s desk for his signature and become law. It is the first bipartisan bill to pass through Congress in quite a while and contains several COMMONSENSE adjustments to regulations …

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  • May 22, 2018

    Regulatory relief passes House; heads to president’s desk

    U.S. Capitol

    The OBA has learned S. 2155, a regulatory relief bill for community banks, has just passed the U.S. House of Representatives. With its passage through the Senate in March, it will now head to President Trump’s desk for his signature and become law. We will have more information on this development soon. As for now, thank you to all those …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Vice President/Communications

Email: jeremy@oba.com      |      Phone: Ext. 113

Jeremy has been in charge of the Oklahoma Banker newspaper as well as the OBA website and other member communications since joining the OBA in January 2002. A native of Hartshorne and a 1997 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he enjoys meeting and talking with the different people he encounters while doing his job. Previously, Jeremy worked as a sports writer in Lawton and, for the four years prior to joining the OBA, Lubbock, Texas, where he decided the town wasn’t big enough for both him and Bobby Knight. When not working, Jeremy loves to hike, read, watch football, baseball and boxing and teach journalism to high school and college students. And, if you ask, there’s a good chance he will regale you with the story about being interviewed on ESPN by Chris Fowler.