Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

4 City Bankers to Serve on Association Board

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

4 City Bankers to Serve on Association Board

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By Nancy Raiden Titus Journal Record Staff Reporter Four Oklahoma City bankers were selected to serve on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Bankers Association at its 94th annual convention May 17-19 in Tulsa. The group also elected a banker from Ardmore to serve as chairman and a banker from Altus to serve as vice chairman of the state trade organization. Terrence Cooksey, chairman, presi- dent and chief executive officer of the Exchange National Bank in Ardmore, was elected chairman. He takes the place of Bruce Benbrook, chairman and president of the Stock Exchange Bank in Woodward, who had served as presi- dent. A change in the association's by-laws changed the titles of the leaders. Roger Beverage, who had been executive vice president, is now president of the trade group based in Oklahoma City. Ken Fergeson,& chairman and chief executive officer of the National Bank of Commerce in Altus, was elected vice chairman and will become the& group's chairman in 1992. Oklahoma City area bankers elected to two-year terms on the board of directors were: Ron Carte, chief executive officer and presi- dent of First Oklahoma Bank & Trust Co. in Edmond; Dennis Jett, chief executive officer, president and director of The First Oklahoma Bank NA of Shawnee; and Joe Williams, chief executive officer and president of the American Heritage Bank of El Reno. Bill Johnstone, chairman, president and chief executive officer of City Bank & Trust Co., at Robinson and Park avenues in Oklahoma City, also was appointed to a special one-year term on the board. City Bank also received a first place Community Applause Award in the large bank division for its "Hoopfest," a three-on-three charity basketball tourna- ment played on the streets of downtown Oklahoma City last summer. The tourna- ment, which had 257 teams with players from as far away as Alaska, raised about $15,000 for Children's Medical& Research and Special Care, an organiza- tion that provides day care for disabled children. …
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