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February 2024

  • February 2, 2024

    2024 Compensation Trends & Employee Benefits Survey open for bank participation

    We are excited to announce the 2024 Compensation Trends & Employee Benefits Survey is now open for participation! The survey covers recent trends in various compensation programs such as: annual incentive plan design and payouts, equity/mid-term incentive programs, executive benefits, employment/change-in-control agreements, deferred compensation plans/supplemental executive retirement plans, perquisites and employee benefits surrounding 401K plans, medical coverage and more.  This survey will …

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January 2024

  • January 31, 2024

    Bankers at state capitol: Register for OBA’s 2024 Contact Banker Program

    Oklahoma Capitol

    We have set the dates for the 2024 Contact Banker Program. Click here to find a sign-up form with the dates for this year’s program. Please select dates that work best for you and return you form to Once we have the groups finalized, we will send an email confirmation for your date. On the date you select, there will be a …

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  • January 18, 2024

    Review your bank’s information for OBA Directory

    The Oklahoma Bankers Association Directory of Banks is again being produced this year by NFR Communications. To best serve you, we want to include the most up-to-date and accurate information about your bank, your branches and your staff. However, we need your help. To ensure we are using the most accurate information, please follow the instructions provided in the letter …

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  • January 10, 2024

    OBA scholarship available for high school students

    Each year, the Oklahoma Bankers Association awards a $1,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman who has a parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse who is a Professional Member of the Association. The student must enroll in an accredited Oklahoma institution of higher education. The applicant must also be graduating from an Oklahoma high school. A panel of bankers will select the …

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  • January 2, 2024

    Banking agencies update electronic communications rules

    The banking agencies have updated their uniform rules of practice and procedure to recognize the use of electronic communications in all aspects of administrative hearings and to other increase the efficiency and fairness of administrative adjudications.

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior Vice President/Communications

Email:      |      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.