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January 2020

  • January 23, 2020

    OBA hosts Women in Banking luncheon

    On Jan. 23, 2020, women from banks across the state gathered for the OBA’s Women in Banking luncheon. Attendees had the privilege of hearing from two speakers from the Mettise Group on how to better your negotiation skills in and out of the workplace. Danielle Ezell and Kati Hanna from the Mettise Group delivered an informative presentation with tips on …

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  • January 16, 2020

    2020 OBA professional member college scholarship available

    Each year, the Oklahoma Bankers Association awards a $1,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman who has a parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse who is a Professional Member of the Association. The student must enroll in an accredited Oklahoma institution of higher education. The applicant must also be graduating from an Oklahoma high school. A panel of bankers will select the winning …

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  • January 16, 2020

    Oklahoma ends 2019 with economic slowdown

    The Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City has released its latest issue of the quarterly publication, the Oklahoma Economist. Oklahoma’s economy grew solidly for the first half of 2019. In recent months, several broad economic indicators have shown weaker results, as a sizable downturn in the state’s important energy sector appears to be affecting economic growth …

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  • January 15, 2020

    Banks stop $22.3 billion in fraud attempts in 2018

    America’s banks prevented $22.3 billion in attempted fraud against deposit accounts in 2018, according to the American Bankers Association’s 2019 Deposit Account Fraud Survey report released on Jan. 15. While total attempted fraud against deposit accounts reached $25.1 billion in 2018, banks’ prevention measures stopped nearly $9 out of every $10 of attempted fraud. The Oklahoma Bankers Association did its …

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  • January 14, 2020

    Check out photos from the 2019 Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame!

    Check out the 2019 Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame highlights below with several photos from the event! The ceremony was on Dec. 5, during which the second-ever class was inducted. The inductees honored at the event were: John V. Anderson, Clark and Wanda Bass, Mick Thompson & Morrison Tucker. Click here to view the photo page!

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior 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.