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July 2018

  • July 23, 2018

    Answer leadership’s call: OBA Emerging Leaders Academy accepting applications

    Take note the OBA 2018-19 Emerging Leaders Academy is currently accepting applications. We’re looking for the best and brightest bankers who seek to sharpen their leadership skills. The Academy will help you reach new heights with powerful speakers offering information leaders need for effectively maneuvering in today’s business climate. Each session helps participants become true leaders by understanding those around …

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  • July 11, 2018

    OBA seminars scheduled on banking marijuana-related businesses

    Register today for the OBA’s initial seminars addressing bankers concerns over the recent legalization of medical marijuana. “Preliminary Considerations for Banking Marijuana-Related Businesses” will take place on Aug. 7 in Oklahoma City and Aug. 8 in Tulsa. Click here for more information and to register for the Oklahoma City seminar. Click here for more information and to register for the Tulsa Seminar. There …

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  • July 5, 2018

    Clarifying language on ‘five-day rule’

    The OBA has received questions from bankers recently related to the mandatory annual five consecutive days of leave rule, particularly in how it relates to holiday days, such as this week’s July Fourth. Here is the response from the OBA’s legal team: 10-5-3. Minimum control elements for bank internal control program All internal control programs adopted by banks shall contain …

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June 2018

  • June 28, 2018

    2018 OBA Annual Washington Visit scheduled

    The OBA’s Annual Washington Visit has been scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and the hotel will be the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. Registration information should be hitting your bank shortly, but you can also download the registration and information form, and get more info on the hotel, by clicking here. If you have any questions, contact Adrian Beverage at the OBA.

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  • June 21, 2018

    Frauds popping up among Oklahoma banks

    They’re back: BEC wire and ACH fraud. Not that they ever went away, but we are seeing a serious uptick in wire fraud that is impacting realtors and abstract companies.  The numbers are large (just under $40,000 and just under $300,000, as two examples).  Our bankers are doing callbacks as required but the realtors believe they have been given correct …

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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.