Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Financial Briefs Feb. 25, 2003

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Financial Briefs Feb. 25, 2003

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Bank of Oklahoma will contribute $10 to schools for each new consumer and business checking account opened at any branch statewide during the month of March.

The bank will donate a minimum of $25,000 as part of its "Support Our Schools" campaign aimed at aiding education. The total gift could be much higher than the minimum, depending on the number of new accounts opened. Customers will incur no charges related to the contributions and have the option of designating which Oklahoma school districts get the $10 donation.

"Supporting education is a priority for Bank of Oklahoma and is essential to the future of our state," said Mark Funke, the bank's Oklahoma City president. "This is another way to help support our school districts and build a stronger learning environment. We wanted to do our part to help our community during the current economic slowdown, and this is a great way for Oklahomans to lend a hand."

The Support Our Schools campaign serves as a reminder that Oklahoma schools will continue to need critical financial help, said Executive Vice President Steve Bradshaw, head of the bank's consumer division systemwide.

"Our schools need more funds to maintain their essential mission of shaping our children, our communities and our companies," Bradshaw said. "We hope our gesture continues to inspire other citizens, companies and organizations to step up and help make a difference during this crucial time for our school districts."

Advanced Financial Solutions

Ron Victor and Jim Kalinski have joined Advanced Financial Solutions.

Victor will be product marketing manager for remittance solutions. He will focus on managing product strategy and increasing sales for the remittance and integrated lockbox solutions. He has more than 20 years' experience in banking and remittance processing technology and product and operations management. Victor was president of the Banctec Systems Users Association for two years.

Kalinski was appointed senior business analyst. He will primarily focus on the large financial institutions.

He has more than 20 years of banking and financial industry experience with the development, design, and implementation of applications for payment processing and imaging related technology solutions. He has been with Computer Sciences Corp. and Unisys.

Last week, AFS announced record sales for 2002.

Bank of Oklahoma

David K. Koehn has joined Bank of Oklahoma's Business Banking Group as vice president, market manager, Norman West. Koehn was with BancFirst.

Michael W. Dudleson has been promoted to assistant vice president in the Private Financial Services area.

Exchange National Bank

Margaret Wiens has been promoted to vice president of Exchange National Bank of Moore. She is in the loan department and is administrative assistant to the president of the bank. Wiens joined the bank in 1992.

Cathy Lowe has been appointed assistant vice president with Exchange National. …

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