Andrew Marshall joins First National Bank as Vice President-Commercial Lender

A graduate of Oral Roberts University, Marshall began his financial services industry career in 2006 at American Heritage Bank. From there, he moved to Arvest Bank where he served as a Credit Analyst II and in 2009 as a Loan Executive to the Tulsa Area United Way helping that organization surpass its $24 million goal. In 2011, he joined Regent Bank initially serving as Assistant Vice President, Senior Credit Analyst and most recently as Vice President, Commercial Lender. Marshall said he was drawn to First National Bank of Broken Arrow “because of the reputation of the institution in general and its Chairman (Greg Graham) and President (Mark Poole) in particular.” “I have been given a chance to help this bank grow and make a significant difference in the community. I am looking forward to making the most of this opportunity,” he said. Gregory Graham, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said he is especially pleased that Marshall accepted the invitation to join the bank’s leadership team. “Andrew has an outstanding record of accomplishments within the financial services industry and brings to our bank considerable experience in the commercial lending area along with a solid commitment to provide the highest level of service to our customer base,” he said. First National opened its doors in 1902 in what is now downtown Broken Arrow. In more than 115 years of providing trusted banking services to the community, only four chairmen have headed the institution. First National has three full-service locations in Broken Arrow, employs 46 people and is the oldest family-owned bank originated in Tulsa County.

 

Wing, Miller elected to First National of Broken Arrow Board

Paige Miller

Adam WingAdam Wing and M. Paige Miller have been elected to the Board of Directors of the First National Bank & Trust Co. of Broken Arrow, it was announced recently.

Wing serves as Assistant Manager of Wing Financial Services LLC, one of the nation’s largest Jackson Hewitt franchises.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a Juris Doctorate, both from the University of Arkansas where he played on the varsity golf team.

A 1999 graduate of Broken Arrow High School, he was a four-year golf letterman, qualified for the State tournament three times and was named to the Oklahoma Golf All-State team as a senior. He was inducted into the BAHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

Miller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First National of Broken Arrow, has 22 years of banking and 12 years of public accounting experience. Before joining the bank, she held senior financial management positions at Summit Bank and Bank South.

She is the first person to hold the CFO title at First National of Broken Arrow.

Gregory S. Graham, Board Chairman and CEO, said the addition of Wing and Miller “adds considerably to the diversity and overall expertise of the bank’s board. We are delighted both agreed to serve and look forward to many continuing contributions from them both.”

First National opened its doors in 1902 in what is now downtown Broken Arrow. In more than 114 years of providing trusted banking services to the community, only four chairmen have headed the institution. First National has three full-service locations in Broken Arrow, employs 51 people and is the oldest family-owned bank originated in Tulsa County.

Reprinted by permission from Tulsa World
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First National Bank of Broken Arrow celebrates its renovation, history

 

First National Bank of Broken Arrow celebrates its renovation, historyBroken Arrow's Rose District continues to grow, a highly successful renewal program that has drawn new businesses and breathed new life into what was once a dying area of the city.

Tuesday, though, it's one of the city's oldest institutions that is celebrating renewal, while paying homage to its past.

The First National Bank & Trust Co. of Broken Arrow first opened its doors as the Traders and Planters Bank in December, 1902.

Its founder, Fitz S. Hurd, literally put his life on the line to move to Oklahoma from Kansas and begin his life as a banker.

"They had a hotel that was under construction, but hadn't walled off the rooms yet," Chairman Gregory Graham told KRMG Tuesday. "He said he slept with his six-gun in his hand and one eye open that night."

Hurd became a founding father of Broken Arrow, and his bank, chartered as the First National Bank in 1904, was integral to the growth of the community.

Graham is only the fourth chairman in the bank's history, following in the footsteps of his father, Scott Graham, and grandfather, Al Graham.

He told KRMG that he began discussing a renovation of the building nearly eight years ago with his father, but the timing wasn't right - largely due to the economic problems in the country.

But two years ago, the decision was made to engage architects and redesign the bank, with an eye to its role in the history of the city.

Just inside the main entrance, visitors will see works of art, photographs, and quotes from the bank's founder, Mr. Hurd.

There's a framed map from the late 19th Century, believed to be the first map ever printed with the word "Oklahoma" on it.

Since the bank was founded before statehood, its charter listed it as standing in the Indian Territory.

Reprinted by permission from the KRMG
By Russell Mills
 

2014 First Achievement Award Given to Broken Arrow Resident

Rachel McAllisterRachel McAllister, daughter of Stacey and Doug McAllister of Broken Arrow has been honored with the 2014 First Achievement Award.

The scholarship, established by the First National Bank & Trust Co. of Broken Arrow in 1989, pays a share of college costs for eight consecutive semesters. Award criteria includes the recipient’s college entrance examination, grade point average, scholastic and civic leadership and financial need. To date, the bank has presented 38 First Achievement Awards with a cash value in excess of $304,000.

After watching her mother and both grandmothers battle and defeat breast cancer, McAllister, at the age of 8, said she decided she wanted to have a career that allowed her to help others. That commitment was strengthened and began to take direction with her first exposure to biology during her junior year at Union High School.

She has already been accepted at Oklahoma State University and will enroll on June 10 to study molecular genetics in its Microbiology Department. From there, her goal is to enter medical school and become either a geriatric specialist or oncologist.

McAllister earned a 3.97 grade point average placing her in the top 10 percent of her graduating class. Outside the classroom, she won Union’s Shakespeare Festival competition, served as secretary of the Medical Society, and was a member of the National Honor Society, Writers, Readers, Audiences, Performers (WRAP), Drug-Free Youth, New Drama League, Science Olympiad, Tulsa’s Louder than a Bomb and the poetry team.

In addition, she was active in People to People where she was a student ambassador, played two years in the Northeast Oklahoma all-district string orchestra and was honored as an essay winner by the Desk and Derrick Club.

She also was a volunteer on an international scale having planted trees in Australia and fought lake pollution in Italy.

In addition to her First Achievement Award, McAllister received an Academic Excellence Scholarship from OSU.

Reprinted by permission from the Broken Arrow Ledger
By Bob Lewis
Special to the Ledger