President and CEO
Bob has been in banking since 1962 and has over 59 years of professional experience in the banking industry. During his 21 years with an independent community bank, he was involved in all areas of operations, audit, accounting, planning, data processing, investments, and asset/liability management.Bob has attended Cameron University, the Graduate School of Banking, Intermediate School of Banking, Oklahoma School of Banking and taken various AIB courses. Bob enjoys working with community bankers and helping staff grow and develop their careers. In his free time, Bob enjoys fishing, trap shooting and playing music. He performs at local nursing homes, farmers markets and church events. Three things you didn’t know about Bob are that he has trained horses and bird dogs, fell in a well, and chained a school bus to a tree - there’s plenty of stories there - just ask Bob.
The elevator to success is broken. Take the stairs!
Senior Vice President, Consulting Division Manager
Sharon has over 22 years banking experience. Sharon’s focus is in asset and liability management, liquidity risk management and strategic planning.
Sharon enjoys interacting with colleagues and solving problems for clients. Sharon volunteers at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, World Changers, and community events through her church. Her personal motto is to always be kind to others; you never know what trials they may be going through. Sharon likes to spend her free time with her children and grandchildren, singing, and reading. Some things you may not know about Sharon; she’s a little OCD, she loves miniatures and she had brain surgery as a child. Sharon is also related to Mary Surratt who was the first woman executed by the US federal government for her role in President Lincoln's assassination. How about that?! Over the years she has learned the key to success is a good work ethic, dependability, kindness and some good luck.
My goal is to do the best job I can and to contribute to the success of our clients.
Laurie Bethune, CRCM
Senior Vice President, Audit Manager
Laurie has over 20 years of professional banking experience. She has a B.B.A. specializing in Finance from Cameron University. She has served as BSA and Compliance Officer and has experience within all areas of the bank.
Laurie enjoys sharing knowledge she’s received from working in many different areas of banking. She hopes to obtain certifications within many different areas of banking, help others to expand their areas of knowledge and continue to learn about the systems and process within the bank. She earned her degree in Business Administration at Cameron University. Laurie keeps busy when she's not working -- she serves as Secretary Clerk of the Central Elementary Athletic Association (CEAA) and sits on the Central High School Board. She likes to fish, ride ATVs, garden, and hang out with family.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
Vice President and Audit Manager
Trish has over 21 years of professional banking experience. She has a B.A. in Accounting and a MBA from Cameron University. Trish’s banking experience ranges from the Teller and Bookkeeping areas of the bank to participating in ALCO meetings and assisting with preparation of the bank’s annual budget. Her focus is in the areas of internal audits, compliance audits, and directors examinations.
She started working in banking at the age of 16 in 1996. Trish really enjoys helping bankers, getting to know our clients and being able to audit various areas of banking. She attended Cameron University and obtained a Bachelor of Accounting degree. She has also attended the Oklahoma Bankers Association Intermediate School. Trish has earned her MBA degree, and is working towards certification in internal and risk-based audit. She wants to contribute to the company by bringing innovative ideas to the table that will continue to support our clients to be successful in a world where the compliance burden is constantly increasing. Trish volunteers her time to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and was an officer of a beautification committee for her local community. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and doing anything outdoors. Something you may not know about Trish is she used to compete in beauty pageants. She attributes her success to a supportive and loving family and co-workers, her faith in God, self-discipline and never being afraid to fail.
I enjoy working with clients to improve their processes and procedures, and to see them succeed.
Linda has over 33 years of banking experience in operations, financial services, lending, and supervisory experience. Linda specializes in compliance audits. She has an Associates’ Degree in General Studies/Business Administration.
Linda enjoys the working relationships that develop from working with banks. The relationship allows MAi to work with our clients as a part of their team. Linda is known for being fair, honest and tenacious. Her goal is to do the best job she can for our clients. During her spare time, Linda enjoys playing with her Boston Terriers -- Bug and Piggy. She likes crocheting, reading, and eating Chinese food. She enjoys watching ducks on the lake by her house. In 2015, she saw Common Mergansers and Blue Winged Teals duck species for the first time.
My personal motto is "do what you say you will do and be able to admit you made a mistake."
Office Manager/HR Administrator
Karin worked in a bank straight out of high school and then pursued a career in accounting. With over 40 years’ experience in banking and related fields her focus is on accounting, office management, human resources and IT Systems Administration.
Karin has a knack for accounting, human resources and business organization. Karin enjoys her work because she gets to help clients and co-workers do their best. She’s committed to great service. Since she has worked as an accountant and human resource manager in a variety of fields, we’re excited for what she will be able to accomplish at MAi! Clients describe Karin as honest, trustworthy, and friendly. In her free time Karin enjoys riding horses, attending concerts, and spending time with her family.
Live, love, laugh!
Senior Audit Associate
Shannon has over 22 years of banking experience. Shannon’s expertise lies in Operations Regulations with an emphasis in Regulation E, Consumer Lending Laws and Regulations, and BSA. Her strength is mainly in compliance audits and has developed knowledge in other areas of banking.
Shannon can often detect a potential problem before it’s an issue and will go the extra mile to solve any problem. Shannon’s goal is to develop a strong working knowledge in all areas of banking to assist our clients and colleagues to the fullest. She loves learning new things, helping people, and is known for her attention to detail. Shannon volunteers at the local animal rescue, and enjoys singing in her church choir. In her free time, Shannon likes watching movies, reading, making craft projects, and cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and pets. Some interesting things about Shannon -- she speaks Spanish, she knows every song lyric and loves to sing along, and she’s a Sooner fan who loves the Texas fight song. We forgive you Shannon!
I’m a big believer in treating others the way you would like to be treated.
Senior Audit Associate
Crystal has over 6 years banking experience. Her banking experience has been as an internal auditor and compliance associate. Crystal graduated from Cameron University with a BBA.
Crystal enjoys building relationships with clients. She is excited to be providing services to bankers that allow them to focus on their jobs and communities. Crystal has worked as an internal auditor and as a compliance associate. Her diverse background makes her an asset to MAi and our clients! Crystal graduated from Cameron University with a BBA. When she's not helping bankers, Crystal loves spending time with her family, cheering for her sons at t-ball games, or relaxing by the pool.
Go to sleep with dreams, wake up with a purpose.
Senior Audit Associate
Brandi has over 17 years banking experience. Brandi earned a Master’s in Science Management and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Brandi’s experience has been as a Lending Compliance Officer, Vice President and CRA Committee Chair.
Brandi earned a Master’s in Science Management and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She’s a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Brandi received a full softball scholarship to McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Her current career goals are to receive the CRCM designation and increase her knowledge of all banking compliance regulations. The key to Brandi’s success is practice, hard work and perseverance. Brandi has volunteered her time at the food bank and John 3:13 Feeding the Homeless Mission and is interested in helping at the animal shelter as well. During her time away from work she likes to spend time with her children, and especially likes watching her oldest daughter play softball. She enjoys going to the lake, watching movies, horseback riding, ATV riding and coaching softball. But don’t fly with Brandi, she’s terrified of flying!
In everything you do, work hard. Do not expect anyone else to get you where you’re going.
Freda has over 32 years banking experience. Freda has served as Vice President of bank operations pertaining to compliance and operations training, writing procedures, government reporting and a variety of processing platforms.
Freda has worked as a Vice President at a large bank for 32 years and assisted with 14 bank acquisitions. Freda has experience in the operations of banks and specifically in training, writing procedures, government reporting and a variety of processing platforms. People always notice Freda’s smile and the way she encourages everyone. She enjoys reading to grade school kids and volunteers for Marlow Samaritans. She spends her free time working on her farm and at OU football games! BOOMER!!
You only fail when you stop trying.
Tobie has over 11 years banking experience. Tobie’s focus is in BSA, AML and Regulatory Compliance. She has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
Starting off with a strong mentor made a big impression on Tobie. She learned how to build procedures, conduct audits, and the importance of listening. Tobie is very goal oriented and is working towards obtaining CRCM certification. She has her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and has attended OBA compliance and operations schools. She was even selected for an honor at the OBA operations school! Tobie enjoys hiking, biking and exploring with her family.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
La Toya Bengs
In banking since 2012, La Toya has worked for a large bank in internal audit.
La Toya enjoys building relationships with the people she works with. She’s an experienced auditor but really loves making people laugh and smile. She earned her degree in Finance with a minor in Accounting. She also has a great memory. La Toya exudes positive energy while doing quality work. During her free time, La Toya likes to spend time with her family and work out. They visit her in-laws farm from time to time. Can you believe she used to work on a farm picking pecans and plucking chickens?!
In banking since 1959, Jim knows how to help bankers.
Jim really enjoys talking to bankers. As a banker for over 50 years and IT consultant for 11 years, he's had a lot of time to develop relationships with bankers. Jim's always upfront and honest, a highly valued trait. Jim has a genuine concern for issues bankers face, and with all of his experience, he's the go-to-guy for solutions. During his free time Jim likes trout fishing at Red River New Mexico. He loves his little yorkie, Elena.
A good day starts with planning.
Cindy has over 10 years of banking experience. Her experience has been as a teller, internal audit, wire transfer, and cash management. Her focus now is taking care of client needs and audit support.
Cindy provides excellent customer service and takes care of all administrative and marketing needs. While working at Halliburton, Cindy received many awards for ethics, quality control and customer service. She loves to be involved in the community being a member of the Duncan Chamber of Commerce and the American Indian Chamber of Commerce through MAi. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking road trips with her husband and playing bingo! She is a bingo caller at the local Moose Lodge on Thursday nights.
Do what you love, life is too short. Be the best you can be everyday!
Jordan has over 5 years banking experience. She has a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Ethics from Mid America Christian University. Jordan started her banking career in 2016 with Endurance Federal Credit Union, where she held positions as FCU and MSR Supervisor.
Jordan started her banking career in 2016 with Endurance Federal Credit Union, where she held positions as FCU, and MSR Supervisor. During her time there she learned the key to success is hard work and dedication to the job and gaining knowledge through continuing education.
Jordan is the oldest of four siblings and is a pet owner of two dogs Barry & Balto. When she can, she loves to donate her time to Kindred Community, spend time with family and friends, travel, golfing, and learning to play the piano.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.