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March 2018

  • March 14, 2018

    Reg relief bill passes Senate — thank you Sens. Inhofe, Lankford!

    THANK YOU Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford! Senators Inhofe and Lankford put people ahead of politics and voted YES for S. 2155, a bipartisan, commonsense bill to help traditional community banks all across Oklahoma and the country to better serve their customers and grow the economy. Thank you for showing America how Congress can work together to solve problems. …

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  • March 8, 2018

    Lankford urges Senate to pass Dodd-Frank reform legislature

    Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford gave an impassioned plea on the Senate floor Thursday evening urging his colleagues to pass S. 2155, a bill meant to bring some regulatory relief to the country’s community banks. You can watch Lankford’s speech below:

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February 2018

  • February 28, 2018

    NewsOK: Oklahoma banks post record net income in 2017

    A story appearing on NewsOK on Feb. 28 discusses how Oklahoma banks posted record profits in 2017. OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage is quoted in the article on how the earnings record is a good thing, but there were a couple of measurements that concerned him. Click here to read the full article on NewsOK.

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  • February 22, 2018

    Nominee process for OBA board positions

    Pursuant to the By Laws of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, notice is hereby given of the names of each of the six Board nominating committees. Each of these committees will select a banker from that group to serve a three-year term on the OBA’s Board. The Board structure includes 18 directors elected from each of the six OBA Groups for a three-year …

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  • February 15, 2018

    CFPB structure ruled constitutional

    The Court of Appeals of the D.C. Circuit has upheld the constitutionality of the manner in which the Consumer Financial Protection Agency is structured, reversing an earlier decision by a three-judge panel that the Bureau’s structure violated Article II of the Constitution. The court also upheld the lower court’s ruling which found that the compensation system used by the Plaintiff …

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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.