Funk Joins Board of OKC's Federal Reserve Branch

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Robert A. Funk, chairman of the board and chief executive of Express Personnel Services International of Oklahoma City, has been appointed a director of the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He replaced William H. Braum, who retired from the board in April. Funk's term continues through December 2002.

Funk owns Express, franchiser of staffing services with more than 400 offices employing 250,000+ people. Funk is also the owner of Express Ranches in Yukon, the third largest registered herd breeder in the United States with additional ranches in South Dakota, New Mexico, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas.

Other members of the board include Larry Brummet, chairman, president and CEO of Oneok, Tulsa; Patricia Fennell, executive director, Latino Community Development Agency, Oklahoma City; David L. Kruse II, senior vice president, American Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Center, Tulsa; W. Carlisle Mabrey III, president and CEO, Citizens Bank and Trust, Okmulgee; Michael S. Samis, chairman and CEO, M-D Building Products, Oklahoma City; and Betty Bryant Shaull, president-elect and director, Bank of Cushing and Trust Co., Cushing.

The Oklahoma City Branch is one of the three for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

MidFirst

Kim Croom has been promoted to vice president of MidFirst Bank. She will be responsible for administration of the company's payroll and benefits programs. Since 1990, Croom has served MidFirst as both an assistant vice president of human resources and an internal audit manager. Before joining the firm, Croom worked as a certified public accountant and audit manager for nine years with Coopers & Lybrand in Oklahoma City. …