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January 2019

  • January 18, 2019

    Oklahoma banks aiding federal employees during ongoing partial shutdown of federal government

    Oklahoma banks have risen to the occasion in helping their customers, who are federal employees, during the current partial shutdown of the federal government. Banks across the state are either integrating a standard policy to aid customers who are federal employees with incomes directly impacted by the shutdown, or are helping on a case-by-case basis with those individuals. These efforts …

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  • January 16, 2019

    Registration open for OBA 2019 Community Bankers Leadership and Senior Management Conference

    The Oklahoma Bankers Association 2019 Community Bankers Leadership & Senior Management Conference is scheduled for April 7-9 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona. This year’s conference features an exciting lineup of speakers, including the ABA’s Jim Chessen, GSB-Colorado’s Tim Koch, BankOnIT’s Sara Nielson, PCBB’s Doug Hensley, The Baker Group’s Dale Sheller, Equias Alliance’s Trey Deupree, …

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  • January 14, 2019

    2019 OBA Intern Program looking for participating banks

    All OBA banks should be aware of is the OBA Intern Program. The Intern Program will again be active in 2019 and we’re looking for participating banks! For more information on this IMPORTANT program – important not only to aspiring students, but also to participating banks – Click here for more information or contact the OBA education department at (405) 424-5252!

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  • January 11, 2019

    Latest round of 20 Questions! webcasts posted!

    Our next round of individuals answering 20 random questions, ranging from informational, to entertaining to downright bizarre, is ready for your viewership! Three new interviews are now posted for everyone’s enjoyment. These interviews – with Curtis Davidson, of First National Bank in Ardmore; Jessica Walker, of Security State Bank in Hammon; and Maureen Carollo, with Great Plains Bank in Oklahoma …

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  • January 10, 2019

    Tulsa banker tabbed for state cabinet post

    Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt announced the appointment of Tulsa banker Sean Kouplen as the next secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development. Kouplen will serve in an unpaid capacity in the position. Kouplen will also continue his role as chairman and CEO of Regent Bank in Tulsa. Under Kouplen’s leadership, the bank has grown in size from $72 million to almost $600 …

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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.