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New OBA chairman, officers elected at convention

May 25, 2016

Curtis Davidson, CEO of First National Bank & Trust in Ardmore, was inducted as chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association at the OBA's 119th Annual Convention and Trade Show, held May 24-25 at the Renaissance Tulsa.

Davidson has been heading the bank since 2000. He is a graduate of East Central University in Ada and owned certified public accounting practices in Sulphur and Ardmore for 25 years before joining First National.

Sandy Werner, CEO of First National Bank and Trust, Elk City, was elected as the association's first vice chairman. She will move into the vice chairman's seat (currently occupied by Guy Sims, president and chairman of the board of Shamrock Bank, N.A., in Coalgate) next year and into the chairman's spot in 2018.

In other convention business, the OBA membership elected bankers to six seats on the association's board of directors. The new directors, who will serve three-year board terms, are:


Governor signs garnishment bill

Earlier this month, Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law a measure that had become the OBA's major legislative effort in 2016. The bill, HB 3104, will save every member bank money, and it will do so every year.

The law goes into effect on Nov. 1 of this year. The process will now require a judgment creditor who has a garnishment summons served on your bank to do two things:

  1. The judgment creditor must have a “good faith” belief that your bank is indebted to or holds or controls money or other property belonging to the judgment debtor (your customer); an
  2. The judgment creditor must remit a $25 fee that must be delivered to your bank and accompany the garnishment summons. 

Banker designated as next House speaker

Rep. Charles McCall, a longtime Oklahoma banker, was designated today as the next speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

McCall, a republican, is the CEO of AmeriState Bank in Atoka.

McCall has served in the state legislature for four years. He will replace Rep. Jeff Hickman, of Fairview, who is term limited.

2016 OBA Bank directory orders now being taken

We are now accepting orders for the 2016 OBA Oklahoma Bank Directory. The directory includes financial data with information on all Oklahoma banks, savings and loans, key personnel by function and title and much more.

Click here to access the order form.


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