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OBA Services Company endorses Equias

The OBA and its subsidiary, OBA Services Company (OBASCO), are pleased to announce the endorsement of Equias Alliance, LLC's BOLI and Executive/Director Benefit Consulting services.

Equias Alliance, a team of some of the most experienced former consultants and technical resources of Clark Consulting, will continue to serve the nonqualified benefit plan and BOLI needs of their Clark Consulting clients as well as provide services to new client banks in Oklahoma and across the nation.

Trey Deupree, Ken Derks, Harry Deupree and Rob Barton, are part of this national consulting group that will focus on the needs of bankers. This seasoned Equias Alliance team of 30 with 325 years of combined experience includes eight CPA's, two attorneys, seven MBA's, three CLU's, former bank officers, directors and regulators and other designations and licenses. Equias Alliance consultants currently represent 700 bank clients.

“Our objective is to continue to assist banks in the design, implementation and administration of nonqualified deferred compensation programs and Bank-Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) assets”, said Trey Deupree, of Equias Alliance. “We are excited to utilize what we believe is the most technologically-advanced, secure system for the design and administration of nonqualified deferred compensation plans and BOLI. We have partnered with Andesa Services, Inc. to bring this $20 million system to the BOLI marketplace.”

The Equias team will continue to transition the former Clark Consulting clients to Equias Alliance during 2011. New clients will be served by the Equias Alliance team which pledges to provide the highest level of service in the industry.

Roger Beverage, president and CEO of the OBA said “We value our 24 year partnership with Trey Deupree and Clark Consulting and are pleased to confirm our relationship with Trey and establish a new relationship with the Equias Alliance group. We view this as a seamless transition for our member banks while allowing OBA to maintain our high standard of commitment and delivery of outstanding providers through our endorsement program.”

For more information about Equias Alliance contact Trey Deupree at 972-672-8245 or Lea Ann Jackson, CFO/COO of the OBA at 405-424-5252.

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