The Bankers Bank Promotes Troy Appling to President/CEO
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA (January 5, 2021) – The Bankers Bank, a correspondent bank in Oklahoma City serving community banks in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, today announced the promotion of Troy Appling to President/CEO. In his new role, Troy will provide leadership, direction, and guidance of the holding company and subsidiaries in achieving their goals and objectives.
“Troy has been a key part of our successful business development department for more than 25 years and we are thrilled to promote him to this important position. We look forward to his leadership in implementing our corporate strategy as we continue to be an innovator in the evolving business of correspondent banking,” said Herschel Brewster, chairman of the board of directors.
Mr. Appling joined The Bankers Bank in 1994 as a correspondent banking officer and quickly rose to become executive vice president and head of the business development department. He is a proven leader with strong banking knowledge, business vision, and the ability to bring people together.
Mr. Appling completed a bachelor’s degree in finance from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. After graduating from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado in 2003, Mr. Appling enjoyed a 15-year term on the board of directors. Mr. Appling held positions at First State Bank in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, and Sooner State Bank in Tuttle, Oklahoma before joining The Bankers Bank and has served on various boards, including the Oklahoma Bankers Association.
The Bankers Bank conducted a thorough national search over a ten-week period, receiving more than 140 applications. Several of the strongest applicants were invited to interview in person. While there were a number of impressive candidates, the Board of Directors determined Mr. Appling’s skills and experience make him the best candidate for the position.
The Bankers Bank provides the highest quality of correspondent services to community banks. The unique ownership of more than 100 community banks with no majority shareholders gives us the ability to offer these services at a reasonable cost and oversee the high level of service in each area. In business for more than 30 years, we are committed to meeting the needs of community banks and providing the products and services that matter most.