Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

McGuire Takes Helm of Oklahoma Bankers Association

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

McGuire Takes Helm of Oklahoma Bankers Association

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Ted McGuire, president and chief executive of RCB Bank in Claremore, is the new chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association.

McGuire succeeds Terry Hague, CEO of Farmers Exchange Bank of Cherokee. He will serve as OBA chairman until May 2001.

The 35-year industry veteran has been president and CEO of RCB Bank since 1983. He began his banking career in 1965 with the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Crescent and served there until 1972. After serving as the executive vice president at Security Bank and Trust, he switched to a similar post at Security National Bank in Enid, which he held from 1979-82. He then returned to Security Bank in Blackwell, serving as president until he joined RCB.

John Goad, president and CEO of American Bank and Trust in Edmond, was elected OBA first vice chairman during the association's annual convention two weeks ago in Tulsa. He will automatically become vice chairman in 2001 and OBA chairman in 2002.

Goad succeeds Okmulgee banker Nevyle Cable, who became vice chairman during the convention and who will succeed McGuire as OBA chairman next year.

Goad, who also serves as president and CEO of American Bancorp of Oklahoma and as director of Texas Guaranty Bank and American Mortgage, began his banking career as a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. bank examiner before joining American Bank and Trust in 1976.

In other convention business, Dick Beshear, chairman, president and CEO of First Security Bank and Trust in Oklahoma City, was elected to the OBA Board of Directors. He will serve a three-year term representing OBA membership Group 5.

Beshear has been with First Security Bank for 15 years. He began his banking career in 1976 with Farm Credit Bank in Wichita. In 1979, he joined United Oklahoma Bank, serving as vice president of commercial lending until joining First Security in 1986.

Five other bankers were elected to three-year terms in addition to Beshear:

* Paul D. Anderson, president and CEO, First Bank of Cleveland.

* Ed Bivins, chairman and CEO, Community State Bank, Hennessey.

* E.R. "Ernie" Cunningham, president and CEO, Bank of Cordell.

* Carl Hudgins, president and CEO, Bank South, Tulsa.

* R. Dale Nichols, president and CEO, First National Bank, Wewoka.

Several other Oklahoma City area individuals were recognized during OBA's annual awards luncheon. They included:

* Don Abernathy Jr., president and CEO, The Bankers Bank, Oklahoma City -- recognized for completing service on the OBA board.

* John Koch, senior vice president, The Bankers Bank -- recognized for serving as chairman of the OBA Lending Committee.

* Kelly Polland, vice president, Bank of America, Oklahoma City - - recognized for chairing the OBA Marketing Committee.

* Brad Kreiger, president and CEO, Arvest Bank, Oklahoma City -- recognized for chairing the Senior Management Committee.

* Bob Moses, executive vice president, First Capital Bank, Guthrie -- recognized for chairing the Commercial Lending School Board.

* Joe Koster, vice president, First National Bank, Midwest City - - recognized for chairing the Consumer Lending School Board.

* Larry Briggs, president and CEO, First National Bank and Trust, Shawnee -- recognized for serving as an industry spokesman through the OBA Banking Advisor Program.

* Lee Symcox, president and CEO, First Fidelity Bank, Oklahoma City -- recognized for serving in the Banking Advisor Program.

* Doug Tippens, executive vice president, American Heritage Bank, El Reno -- recognized for serving in the Banking Advisor Program. …

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