William B. “Brad” Haines – Mr. Haines is the founder of the Company and has served as the Chairman of the board of directors of the Company since its inception in 2004 and the board of directors of the Bank since the Company acquired it in 2004. Mr. Haines served as Chief Executive Officer of the Bank from 2004 until 2014 and has owned and operated various private companies in the construction, real estate, ranching, aerospace, aviation, energy and finance industries. He is the founder and owner of Haines Capital Group, where he has served as Chief Executive Officer since 1999. Mr. Haines’ long-term presence on our board of directors, his reputable position in the community and his extensive experience managing businesses qualify him to serve on our board of directors and as Chairman of the Board.
John T. “J.T.” Phillips – Mr. Phillips has served on the board of directors of each of the Company and Bank since 2004 and actively participates in the execution of our business strategy. Mr. Phillips has served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank since 2015 and as Secretary of the Company since 2004. He served as President of the Company from 2004 to 2018 and as Chief Financial Officer of the Bank from 2004 to 2015. He was appointed as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company in 2018. Additionally, Mr. Phillips has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Haines Capital Group since 2003 and as an executive and director of various construction, real estate, ranching, aerospace, aviation, energy and finance companies. Mr. Phillips holds a B.S. in Finance/Accounting from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Mr. Phillips’ leadership experience and understanding of finance and accounting qualify him to serve on our board of directors.
Thomas L. “Tom” Travis – Mr. Travis has served on the board of directors of the Company since 2018 and the board of directors of the Bank since 2014. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank since 2014, and he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in 2018. Mr. Travis has over 35 years of experience in the Texas and Oklahoma banking communities. His banking experience includes managing the commercial banking function, insurance agency and swap desk and co-managing a multi-billion dollar mortgage-backed securities portfolio, as well as negotiating, closing and integrating eight merger transactions. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Travis worked from 1991 to 2014 at IBC Bank, a Texas-based financial institution, where he served in various roles, including President of IBC Bank San Antonio and IBC Bank Oklahoma. Mr. Travis has extensive knowledge and experience running a large commercial bank. His community involvement includes having served in Texas and Oklahoma in various civic, business and philanthropic organizations, including as a United Way Trustee, Trustee of Southwest Research Institute, board member of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Business Roundtable, Paseo Del Rio Association and many others. Mr. Travis holds a General Business degree from Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Travis’ many years of banking experience provide invaluable leadership and insight to the board of directors, beginning with the establishment of our strategic direction all the way through the oversight of our execution in all major areas, which qualify him to serve on our board of directors.
Bobby J. Alexander – Mr. Alexander has served on the board of directors of the Bank since 2004 and was appointed to our board of directors in 2018. Mr. Alexander has served as the Chief Executive Officer at Power Rig, LLC, an oil and gas drilling company, since 2007 when he founded the company. In addition, Mr. Alexander has served as Oklahoma Transportation Commissioner for District Six, a nine-county area in northwestern Oklahoma since 2011. He has held various executive management positions at one public company and several private companies. In 2013, he was named Citizen of the Year by the Woodward Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Alexander holds an Associate’s degree in Petroleum Technology from Kilgore College in Texas. Mr. Alexander was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his operating and management experience in a range of energy related companies combined with his active role in the community.
Charles W. Brown – Mr. Brown has served on the board of directors of the Bank since 2016 and was appointed to our board of directors in 2018. Mr. Brown is the owner of Greenbrier Royalty Fund, Black Hawk Mineral Partners, and Century 2000 Mtg., having served as their Chief Executive Officer since each company was formed in 2017, 2009, and 2010, respectively. In addition to these companies, Mr. Brown has owned and served as the Chief Executive Officer of various companies in the energy industry over a 40-year career. Mr. Brown was selected to serve on our board of directors because he provides insight from his experience in the energy space, specifically his knowledge of oil and gas, mineral and royalty interests, and as a successful business owner.
William M. Buergler – Mr. Buergler is a licensed certified public accountant and has over two decades of accounting and tax experience. Since August 2017, Mr. Buergler has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, or Chesapeake, where he began working in July 2014 as Vice President − Tax. Before joining Chesapeake, Mr. Buergler worked for two public accounting firms: Ernst & Young LLP, where he served as a Partner from 2009 to 2014 and as a Senior Manager from 2002 to 2008; and Arthur Andersen LLP, where he served from 1996 to 2002. Mr. Buergler currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, or RFBO, and previously served as Chairman and Treasurer of the RFBO Foundation Board. Mr. Buergler holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Accounting from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Buergler’s tax and accounting acumen and his leadership experience, both in the workplace and the community, qualify him to serve on our board of directors.
Mike Sanner – Mr. Sanner is a licensed certified public accountant and began his career at the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with his MBA. Mr. Sanner has over 37 years of experience providing assurance services to both public and private companies, primarily in the energy sector. Prior to his retirement in June 2013, Mr. Sanner served as Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Sanner currently serves as a member of the Oklahoma Accountancy Board and has been involved in numerous civic, professional and charitable organizations. Mr. Sanner has also been a member of the board of directors of OGE Energy Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company, since September 2017, serving on the audit committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee.
Gary D. Whitcomb – Mr. Whitcomb has served on the board of directors of the Bank since 2010 and was appointed to our board of directors in 2018. Mr. Whitcomb has over 30 years of experience as a real estate broker and real estate investor. He has owned and operated Whitcomb Real Estate Sales & Consulting, selling real estate and investment properties, since 1986. Before beginning his real estate career, Mr. Whitcomb served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Whitcomb has served as the Mayor and City Commissioner of Woodward, Oklahoma, and has also served on the board of directors of the Woodward Industrial Foundation, United Way, and Kid’s Inc. Mr. Whitcomb holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma with an emphasis in finance, accounting and economics. Mr. Whitcomb was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his leadership expertise and his knowledge of the real estate markets in which we operate.
Lonny D. Wilson – Mr. Wilson has served on the board of directors of the Bank since 2016 and was appointed to our board of directors in 2018. Mr. Wilson recently retired in 2018 as Chief Executive Officer of Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma, a leading information manager and claim processor for independent pharmacies, where he served in that capacity since 1989. Over the course of his career, he has owned and operated multiple pharmacies. He has served as president of the National Community Pharmacist Association, or NCPA, president of RxLinc (a national claims and data management provider), and chairman of Mirxa (an innovative clinical solutions developer), and he has chaired various NCPA committees for the past 25 years. Mr. Wilson is a graduate of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy. In 2012, Mr. Wilson was selected as the first-ever recipient of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy Dean’s Distinguished Service Award and received the 2016 Calvin J. Anthony Lifetime Achievement Award by the NCPA. Mr. Wilson has previously served as a director for three other community banks. He was selected to serve on our board of directors because of his experience in the banking industry, knowledge of corporate governance matters and his distinguished career.
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