Local bank president named Chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma

Barry Anderson, President and COO, of F&M Bank in Guthrie was installed as Chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma (CBAO) for 2021/2022. Barry accepted the Chairman’s gavel from outgoing Chairman Chris Jordan at the annual CBAO convention held at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City September 8-10. 

Barry Anderson has been a leader at both the state and national level. He has served for many years as a director of CBAO. Two years ago, he became a member of the CBAO executive committee as Vice-Chairman, followed by one year as Chairman-Elect before assuming this new responsibility. Anderson has been a dedicated volunteer leader and board member for many years.

CBAO also elected Curtis Armor, Shamrock Bank, N.A., Coalgate, OK, as Chairman-Elect; Robert Young, Seiling State Bank, Seiling, OK, as Vice-Chairman; Jake Charnock, First National Bank and Trust, Ardmore, OK, as Treasurer; Chris Jordan, Farmers State Bank, Stigler, OK, as Immediate Past-Chairman; John Workun, Quail Creek Bank, N.A., Oklahoma City, OK, as Second-Immediate Past Chairman; and Craig Buford, CBAO, as Secretary.

Directors reelected to the board include Mark Russell, Great Plains Bank, Elk City; Kyle Hughbanks, BancCentral N.A., Alva, OK; Bill Croak, FNB Bank, Midwest City, OK; Don Abernathy, Legacy Bank, Oklahoma City, OK.

Directors elected to the board include Carl Storm, Community State Bank, Hennessey, OK; Robin Banell, First Enterprise Bank, Oklahoma City, OK; Scott Gesell, GatewayFirst, Jenks, OK; Terri Thompson, American Exchange Bank, Henryetta, OK; Rhonda Allen, AmeriState Bank, Atoka, OK.

The Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma (CBAO) was formed forty-seven years ago for the purpose of addressing legislative issues that were different or conflicting with large out-of-state financial institutions. 

CBAO is the strategic partner in Oklahoma with ICBA and it works closely with the other state community banking associations of the nation.  CBAO has only one mission, community banks!


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