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Sheila Wyatt, database coordinator for the Oklahoma Bankers Association, recently completed the three-day 2016 Oklahoma Bankers Association Basic Banking School in Oklahoma City. Wyatt, from Luther, was among 31 graduates who completed the training held Sept. 12-15 at the OBA Harris Event Center.
Other graduates included: Pam Campbell, public affairs director at Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; Alex Hansen, personal banker at Valliance Bank; Ryan Kilmer, accounting assistant at Oklahoma Bankers Association; Frederica McGinnis, accounting/compliance at First Liberty Bank; Megan McGuire, member relations at Oklahoma Bankers Association; Kellie Schnurr, communications coordinator at Oklahoma Bankers Association; Julie Waddle, digital marketing manager at FNB Community Bank; Trey Warren, retail operations assistant at Valliance Bank and Sheila Wyatt, database coordinator at Oklahoma Bankers Association, all in Oklahoma City.
The OBA Basic Banking School, held in alternating years, introduces its students to basic banking concepts as they relate to the overall function of a bank. This school is designed to address the educational needs of new bank employees, management trainees, employees with limited or specialized banking experience and soon-to-be promoted employees.
Areas of study include payment channels, bank operations, security and fraud, internal controls, lending, history of banking, effective communication skills, accounting, customer service, FDIC Insurance and compliance.
The OBA conducts more than 70 educational programs and seminars each year, which reach more than 5,000 bankers across the state. The Association represents approximately 230 banks across the state and serves as the primary advocate for the banking industry. It’s also heavily involved in fraud training and prevention as well as legal and compliance services and communications for its member banks.
Congratulations Sheila Wyatt.