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April 2017

  • April 12, 2017

    Patent troll letter circulating about USAA claims

    One of our member banks has shared with us the following letter the bank received regarding a patent license involving a remote deposit capture offering. If your bank has received such a letter as the one that follows, please email it to Roger Beverage – – at your early convenience. Click here to read the letter.

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  • April 3, 2017

    OBA president/CEO featured in Oklahoman’s Executive Q&A

    The Oklahoman/NewsOK recently focused its Executive Q&A series on OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage. The story ran in the April 2 edition of the newspaper website. You can read it by clicking here.

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March 2017

February 2017

  • February 7, 2017

    OBA chairman discusses Dodd-Frank impact during TV interview

    OBA Chairman Curtis Davidson spoke with KOCO’s Markie Martin Tuesday morning during the weekday morning show on Oklahoma City’s channel 5. Davidson, who is CEO of First National Bank & Trust in Ardmore, discussed the negative impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Oklahoma’s community banks and why it’s important to try to ease some of the regulations on banks so they …

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January 2017

  • January 27, 2017

    OBA Intern Program looking for banks, bankers

    One education program, in particular, to be aware of is the OBA Intern Program. The Intern Program will again be active in 2017 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 – contact the OBA education department at (405) 424-5252!

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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.