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June 2022

  • June 10, 2022

    OBA brings back salary compensation survey

    The OBA is partnering with Blanchard Consulting Group to offer the 2022 Salary and Cash Compensation Survey, with specific reporting on Oklahoma banks. This survey focuses on gathering salary and cash compensation (salary plus annual cash incentive/bonus) data for approximately 25 executive positions and over 150 middle management and staff level positions. This data can be used by human resource …

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  • June 8, 2022

    Oklahoma to become title-holding state

    Effective July 1, 2022, Oklahoma will become a title-holding state. The Oklahoma Tax Commission late Tuesday sent us the below “MEMO” with information. PLEASE make sure you read this entire Banker Direct as there is a lot of information to digest. Also, make sure all the appropriate people in your bank receive this email. There are several dates listed below …

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May 2022

  • May 27, 2022

    FDIC: Banking environment improved last year

    The FDIC released its annual risk review late last week, and pointed out the banking environment improved in 2021 as the economy recovered from a period of economic hardship the year prior. The agency noted financial market conditions “were generally supportive of the economy and banking industry” throughout 2021, though they began to deteriorate with the onset of the Russian …

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  • May 24, 2022

    Check out our 2022 OBA Convention opening video!

    Did you miss our 2022 OBA Convention last week? Well, if so, we missed YOU! We had a grand time celebrating that decade of decadence, the 1980s – or, as we coined it, the OB80s! Here’s a little sneak peek at some of the fun we had — our convention opening video. Look closely, and you’ll see the video features: …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior Vice President/Communications

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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.