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August 2017

  • August 18, 2017

    OBA’s op-ed on overdraft charges runs on NonDoc website

    OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage recently crafted a well-worded rebuttal concerning overdraft fees in response to a recent article in Bloomberg’s Businessweek magazine. The rebuttal ran in today’s NonDoc news website as an op-ed piece from Beverage. You can visit the story by clicking here.

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  • August 9, 2017

    OBA President/CEO offers rebuttal to Oklahoman overdraft article

    The Oklahoman published an article in its business section on Tuesday, Aug. 8, discussing overdraft fees (you can read the article, behind a subscription paywall, by clicking here). OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage wrote a letter to the editor/op-ed piece in rebuttal to this story, explaining why banks have these overdraft fees and why they are necessary to the banking …

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June 2017

  • June 16, 2017

    Latest round of 20 Questions! 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 Terri Thompson of American Exchange Bank, Henryetta; Kyle Powell of First National Bank, Okmulgee; and Tyler Spradlin of SpiritBank, Sapulpa – will give insight on …

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  • June 6, 2017

    Lankford holds meeting at OBA

    Sen. James Lankford held a meeting for Oklahoma bankers at the OBA on the morning of June 2, discussing various banking-related topics and answering questions. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho, chairman of Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee) also Skyped in to take some questions from the gathered bankers. More than 50 bankers were in attendance and heard from both senators …

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  • June 1, 2017

    Check out OBA’s special convention opening video

    Did you miss our annual convention and the opportunity to watch the opening video that featured several of our bankers singing our state song? Or, would you just like to see it again? Either way, here’s your chance to see some of our most well-known bankers tune up their vocal cords to get our convention off to a fun start!

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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.