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December 23, 2012

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NORMAN — First Fidelity adds office staff

Lee R. Symcox, president and CEO of First Fidelity Bank, a locally owned full-service community bank, recenlty announced the addition of Lisa Fincher as banking officer, office manager for First Fidelity Bank’s Noble office. Fincher has more than five years of experience in retail banking and will be responsible for client retention, business development and staff oversight, while managing the overall operations of the bank’s office in Noble. Fincher resides in Lexington and is an active member of the Noble Chamber of Commerce.

First State bank VP retires

 Vice-President of Operations at First State Bank, Sharlene Willenberg, has announced her retirement effective the end of this month. A come and go celebration will be from 10 a.m unitl 3 p.m. on Dec. 31 in honor of her 30 years at the community bank. Customers and friends are invited to come by the bank at 102 N. Main, Noble. 

Willenberg began her career at First State in 1981 as Loan Clerk. In 1986, she was promoted to Teller Supervisor followed by 1999’s added responsibilities of Assistant Cashier. In 2002, Ms. Willenberg was named Assistant Vice-President and Teller Supervisor. She has served in her current position since 2006. A Grapevine, Texas High School graduate, Willenberg served as Office Manager for Woolco Department Stores in Round Rock, Texas prior to moving to the Norman/Noble area. She attended the Oklahoma Bankers Association School of Banking and continued her banking education through OBA classes and seminars throughout her career. Retirement will permit Willenberg and husband Bruce to devote more time to raise and show their CFA registered Manx cats and to enjoy their country living lifestyle.

Scott Meacham to lead i2E

Scott Meacham, a director with the Crowe & Dunlevy law firm and former Oklahoma State Treasurer, has been named President and CEO of i2E, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that provides a suite of services for the state’s high growth startup companies. Meacham was recently selected as i2E’s fourth chief executive officer in the 14-year history of the company. He succeeds Tom Walker, who resigned from the post at the end of July to accept a similar position with TechColumbus in Ohio. 

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