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BOULDER, COLO. – The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) recently elected Barry Anderson, president and chief operations officer of F&M Bank in Edmond, OK, to its Board of Trustees.
Anderson began his banking career as a teller for American Heritage Bank in El Rino, OK, before heading to pursue a degree at Oklahoma State University. Additional educational programs Anderson has completed include the Oklahoma Bankers Association (OBA) Basic, Operations and Intermediate Schools of Banking, the Oklahoma City University Graduate School of Community Banking and the University of South Carolina Graduate School of Bank Investments & Financial Management. He graduated from GSBC in 2007.
Anderson is active in his state bankers associations; he serves on the board of the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma (CBAO) and has previously served on several CBAO and OBA committees. On the local level, Anderson is a current member and former chairman of the board of trustees for First Christian Church of Guthrie as well as a board member of the Logan County Economic Development Council.
Barry and his wife Wendy share two children, Katie and Bryce. Anderson succeeds Troy Appling, executive vice president of The Bankers Bank in Oklahoma City, OK, as an Oklahoma representative on the GSBC Board of Trustees.


BOULDER, COLO. — The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado is proud to honor 17 Oklahoma financial professionals for their graduation from its 25-month program:
The graduates pictured (L to R) include:
Front Row:
• Luis A. Aita, First Bethany Bank & Trust, Bethany
• Rocky D. Williams, Arvest Bank, Norman
• April R. Malone, Oklahoma State Banking Department, Oklahoma City
• Amy S. Ott, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Oklahoma City
• Shandy Belford, Arvest Bank, Edmond
• Elizabeth J. Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City
Middle Row:
• Jed C. Waggoner, F&M Bank, Guthrie
• Holly R. Bunt, Great Plains Bank, Enid
• Jason L. Redd, First National Bank & Trust of Elk City, Elk City
Back Row:
• Ryan L. Cross, Arvest Bank, Moore
• Michael A. Levine, First Liberty Bank, Oklahoma City
• Morris R. Wilson,, Oklahoma State Banking Department, Oklahoma City
• Jonathan M. Ackley, All America Bank, Lawton
• Jason D. Seifried, High Plains Bank, Okeene
• Travis L. Koch, Kirkpatrick Bank, Edmond
• Michael S. Stone, First Oklahoma Bank, Jenks
• Rusty T. Bracken, Farmers State Bank, Quinton
Graduates receive a diploma upon successfully completing six weeks of classroom training–two weeks for three consecutive years–which focus on general management and technology, leadership and human resource management, financial management and lending. The students also completed intersession projects and ended their curriculum at GSBC with an extensive bank management simulation course.
GSBC awarded 156 total graduates from across the nation with its prestigious diploma in banking July 25 during a ceremony at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.


The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado is America’s Premier Community Banking School, boasting more than 8,000 alumni since its inception in 1950, and educating approximately 600 bankers and regulatory professionals from around the nation annually. GSBC prides itself on its commitment to providing unmatched higher education to America’s community bankers. To learn more about GSBC’s lineup of comprehensive educational programs, visit

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Advantage Health Plans Trust is excited to announce the promotion of Melissa Nance to Chief Brand Officer.

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ICBA Names Martina Dashner Vice President of Political Operations

ICBA Names Martina Dashner Vice President of Political Operations

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 24, 2019)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) has promoted Martina Dashner to vice president of political operations.

“We are delighted to recognize Martina for her efforts to help grow ICBPAC into one of the premier political action committees in the nation,” said ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey. “Martina is a highly respected member of the congressional relations team, whose efforts have helped elevate key community banking issues with policymakers. Martina is a dedicated professional who will excel in her expanded role.”

Since joining ICBA in 2015 as director of political events, Dashner has taken on a growing list of responsibilities from the Annual ICBPAC Silent Auction to in-depth political analysis of congressional races. In her new role, she will oversee the day-to-day responsibilities and operations of ICBPAC—ICBA’s political action committee that helps support candidates that promote community bank-friendly policies.

Dashner has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Michigan State University and is a certified meeting professional. 

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 52,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 760,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in five U.S. counties. Holding more than $4.9 trillion in assets, $3.9 trillion in deposits, and $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at e

Advantage Health Plans Trust Welcomes Garrett Voss as Director of Business Development

January 14, 2019, Oklahoma City, OK – The Kempton Company, Administrator of Advantage Health Plans Trust, is proud to welcome Garrett Voss as the Director of Business Development.
Mr. Voss joins the AHPT team from Agility Medical Group, bringing experience in business development, sales, public speaking, strategic planning, and healthcare. His focus will include relationship development, client support, and new group engagement with the community banks in Oklahoma.
Melissa Nance, Vice President of Market Development, believes that Garrett’s background will be a valuable asset, “Garrett brings a unique viewpoint to our team with his past experience working with medical providers. He will bring another perspective to the patient and provider conversation, help promote the growth of AHPT Oklahoma, and further advance the free market principles that have made AHPT successful.”
Administrator Jay Kempton wholeheartedly agrees, stating, “Garrett has a distinctive and valuable skill set. His background will provide special insight to the members of the Oklahoma banking community. We are very excited that Garret is a member of the AHPT team!”
Mr. Voss is excited to help educate the banking community about the advantages and benefits of joining AHPT, with its focus on transparency and the free market in healthcare. He is eager to share the story of lowering costs while offering high-quality benefits, “I am extremely excited to help grow Advantage Health Plans Trust by educating community banks on the uniqueness of our model with transparent pricing and great customer service!”
Mr. Voss is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Public Relations and is licensed in Life, Accident and Health Insurance.
Please reach out to Mr. Voss to extend your congratulations and learn more about his new role with The Kempton Company and Advantage Health Plans Trust.
Contact Information:
Garrett Voss
The Kempton Company, Administrator of Advantage Health Plans Trust
13431 Broadway Extension, Suite 130
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
(405) 761-8300 (mobile)
About Advantage Health Plans
Advantage Health Plan Trust was created by community bankers in 1977 to be a true health benefits solution for those in the financial services industry; protecting its members from the volatility of the insurance market and offering services and benefits not typically available to smaller employer groups. AHPT is owned and managed by its members. Learn more about Advantage Health Plans Trust by visiting
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