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December 2018

  • December 17, 2018

    Oklahoma Economist publication: positive outlook for state in 2019

    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 continued to expand in 2018 with employment increasing solidly and the unemployment rate below the national average with wages rising, according to Chad Wilkerson, branch executive, vice president and economist at the Oklahoma City Branch …

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  • December 13, 2018

    Nondeductible portion of OBA dues calculated

    The nondeductible portion of OBA dues have been calculated for our members, for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2018. The nondeductible portion is 17.78 percent. If you have any questions, please contact Lea Ann Jackson at the OBA.

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  • December 6, 2018

    We’d like to thank our 2018 Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame Sponsors

    We’d like to take an opportunity to recognize the sponsors from the 2018 Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Ruby Sponsor BancFirst   Sapphire Sponsor First National Bank & Trust Co., Shawnee   Sapphire Sponsor The University of Oklahoma Foundation   Emerald Sponsor Sonic   Emerald Sponsor FHLBank Topeka

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  • December 4, 2018

    Three bankers make up inaugural class for Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame

    The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inducted its first-ever class today at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Shawnee banker Larry Briggs, Altus banker Ken Fergeson and Oklahoma City banker Gene Rainbolt made up the inaugural group. The ceremony was hosted by the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s immediate past chairman, Guy Sims, who is also president/CEO/chairman of Shamrock Bank in …

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November 2018

  • November 26, 2018

    Oklahoma banking industry continues record earnings pace in third quarter

    Recently, the FDIC released its third quarter report showing FDIC-insured institutions reported aggregate net income in the amount of $62 billion, up $14 billion, or 29.3 percent, over last year at this point in the year. According to the agency, this increase in earnings came as a result of higher net operating revenue plus a lower effective tax rate. According …

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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.