MICK THOMPSON Oklahoma State Banking Commissioner

Mick Thompson, a former Poteau banker, was appointed Oklahoma Bank Commissioner September 1, 1992, by Governor David Walters. He was reappointed by Governor Frank Keating in 1996 and 2000, by Governor Brad Henry in 2004 and 2008, and by Governor Mary Fallin in 2012. Commissioner Thompson has held this position longer that any other bank commissioner in Oklahoma’s history. He comes to the position with experience as executive vice president of Central National Bank in Poteau from 1977 to 1990.

Thompson was a state representative from Poteau from 1976 to 1984, serving as chairman of the House Banking and Finance Committee, majority floor leader from 1983-84, and a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committee. During his tenure as chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee, the Oklahoma Legislature enacted the state’s first branch banking and multi-bank holding company laws.

Prior to being appointed Bank Commissioner, Thompson was director of legislative and governmental relations for the Governor’s Office.

Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, where he currently serves on the School of Business Advisory Council. He earned a master’s degree in education from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, as well as a graduate degree in banking from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado recently awarded the James C. Scarboro Memorial Award to Commissioner Thompson. The award is presented annually to a commercial banker or banking educator who has provided outstanding leadership to the banking community and/or banking education nationwide.

Thompson served as president of the Oklahoma Community Bankers Association from 1988 to 1990 and was chairman of the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority from 1988 to 1989.

In May 2003, Thompson was named Chairman of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). He has served as a member and Chairman of the CSBS Legislative Committee. He has also served CSBS as Chairman and Vice Chairman of District IV, a member of the national accreditation board, and as chairman of the CSBS Nominating Committee.

Thompson also served on the Board of Trustees of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and currently serves as Advisor to the Board.

In addition, Commissioner Thompson has been a member of the State Liaison Committee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC), Washington, D.C., and is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Washington, D.C.

Thompson and his wife, Peggy, make their home in Edmond, Oklahoma. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.