CBAO Committees

CBAO committees help to further the association’s mission on behalf of Oklahoma community banks and provide additional leadership opportunities for its bankers.


Our Membership Committee assists in the assessment, development, implementation, and promotion of CBAO membership recruitment, services, and associated benefits.

Committee Chair – Robert Young, Seiling State Bank, Seiling, OK
Vice-Chair –  Jake Charnock – First National Bank and Trust, Ardmore
Staff Liaison – Craig Buford, CBAO, Oklahoma City

Appointed Members

Jesse Cross, American Nation Bank, Ardmore

Curtis Armor – Shamrock Bank, NA, Coalgate

Mick George – CORE Bank, Waynoka

Mark Russell – Great Plains Bank, Elk City

Jill Castilla, Citizens Bank of Edmond

Michael Holt - FNB Coweta

Tammy Taylor - Taylor Douglas Consulting

Aaron McGregor - SHAZAM

Tom Badolato – BHG

Chelsea Bradshaw – Shamrock Bank, NA, Coalgate

Jeff Fulgham – American Nation Bank, Ardmore

Terry Thompson – American Exchange Bank, Henryetta

Education, Conference & Industry Supporter Liaison

Our Education, Conference and Industry Supporter Committee is to aid in the development, marketing, and growth of the CBAO annual convention, conferences and educational programs.  As well as, to serve as a liaison between the community banking industry, its providers of products and services, and CBAO, in order to foster a stronger relationship and engagement from this important constituency.

Committee Chair – Bill Croak – FNB Community Bank, Midwest City
Vice-Chair – Kelly Jordan, Farmers State Bank, Quinton
Staff Liaison – Carolyn Snyder, CBAO, Oklahoma City

Appointed Members

Rusty Bracken - Farmers State Bank, Quinton

Chris Fenton – First National Bank and Trust, McAlester

Jack Dickey, Jr. – Southwest Bank of Weatherford, Weatherford

Kirk Pittman – Seiling State Bank, Seiling

Jay Kempton – Advantage Health Plans Trust, Oklahoma City

Guy Smith – Cattleman’s Bank, Altus

Chris Jordan – Farmers State Bank, Stigler

John Workun – Quail Creek Bank, NA, Oklahoma City

Lacey Biffle – Quail Creek Bank, NA, Oklahoma City

Kayli Christensen – First State Bank, Elmore City

Kevin Butler – American Nation Bank, Ardmore

Terry Lockhart – Bank of Cherokee County, Hulbert

Matt Boston – Welch State Bank, Welch

Adam Howell – Quail Creek Bank, NA, Oklahoma City

PAC & Legislative

Our PAC & Legislative Committee works to influence legislation that has the potential to impact the interests of Oklahoma community banks. Creates guidelines for donating to candidates through the CBAO PAC and plans fundraising activities to financially support its efforts, with the help of the CBAO advocacy team.  Strategizes on how best to cultivate and maintain relationships with legislators who have the potential to influence legislation that propagates and impacts CBAO’s interests. 

Committee Chair – Rick Lindsey – The Bankers Bank, Oklahoma City
Vice-Chair - Josh Pape – Chickasaw Community Bank, Oklahoma City
Staff Liaison – Craig Buford, CBAO, Oklahoma City

Appointed Members

A.B. Bayouth, Jr – The Exchange Bank, Skiatook

Robin Banell – First Enterprise Bank, Oklahoma City

Carol Fehrle – Quail Creek Bank, N.A, Oklahoma City

Mike Stidham - Peoples National Bank, Checotah

Brian Henderson – F&M Bank, Kingfisher

Cassie McGlothlin - Security State bank, Cheyenne

Barry Anderson- F&M, Guthrie

Pat McCullough – American Nation Bank, Ardmore

Regulatory & Legal

Our Regulatory & Legal Committee assists in oversight responsibilities related to community banking regulation and compliance. Provide subject matter expertise and advisory to CBAO legal and compliance team about compliance issues facing the community banking industry.

Committee Chair – Paul Foster, Paul Foster Law Officers, PC, Norman
Staff Liaison – Craig Buford, CBAO, Oklahoma City

Appointed Members

Mick Thompson, Oklahoma State Banking Department

James Stoner – Welch State Bank, Welch

Don Abernathy – Legacy Bank, Edmond

Kim Baugh – BancCentral, Alva

Rick Holder – Cattlemen’s Bank, Gould

Kathryn Ivey, Shamrock Bank, NA., Coalgate

Carrie Foster, Paul Foster Law Offices, PC, Norman

Carl Storm, Community State Bank, Hennessey

Tan Bui, F&M Bank, Guthrie

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