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May 2021

  • May 7, 2021

    OBA first vice chairman delivers OPSU commencement speech

    Amada Alvidrez was selected as the Oklahoma Panhandle State University 2021 Commencement Program Speaker, for the ceremony which was held on May 7. Alvidrez serves as Regional Retail Manager at Equity Bank in Guymon and is also currently first vice chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association. In 2016, she joined the Government Relations Council for OBA and was elected to …

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April 2021

  • April 23, 2021

    Esther George to speak at 2021 OBA Convention

    Esther George, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, will speak at the 2021 OBA Convention on Wednesday, May 26. Her session will last from 9-9:45 a.m., and will be titled “Economic Outlook”. George leads a workforce of close to 2,000 employees in Kansas City and its branch offices in Omaha, Denver and Oklahoma City. As …

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  • April 16, 2021

    Consumer delinquencies rise in fourth quarter of 2020

    After two consecutive quarters of declines, consumer credit delinquencies rose in the fourth quarter of 2020 as the toll of the pandemic-induced recession weighed on the economy, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. Overall, delinquencies rose in each of the 11 loan categories tracked by ABA. The composite ratio, which tracks delinquencies in eight …

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March 2021

  • March 26, 2021

    Senate passes PPP extension; bill heads to president

    U.S. Capitol

    The Senate today voted overwhelmingly today to pass a bill extending the Paycheck Protection Program. The legislation, which was approved 92-7 by the Senate after the House already passed it, now goes to President Biden for signing. The Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act would allow loan applications to the program – currently set to expire on March 31 – for …

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  • March 12, 2021

    OBA Intern Program looking for participants

    The OBA Intern Program is active again for 2021 and we’re looking for participating banks! The purpose of this program is to provide intensive, practical, training for Oklahoma’s most promising students. By working together, Oklahoma’s banking and educational institutions can produce strong leaders for our industry and state. For more information on this IMPORTANT program, important not only to aspiring …

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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.