The Norman Transcript


January 26, 2014

Bank promotes five, adds board member



“As assistant branch manager in Norman, Melissa will continue to demonstrate her friendly, caring, professional attributes to our customers every day,” King said.

Harmon has been promoted to loan department supervisor in Noble. Harmon served as branch manager of the bank’s Norman location since February 2012.

She joined First State’s Norman staff as a teller in April 2009 and was promoted to loan service representative and correspondent bank clerk in Noble in May 2011.

She graduated with distinction from the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business in December 2011, having earned two BBAs in finance and accounting and a minor in psychology.

Prior to attending OU, Harmon earned an Associates in Business from Oklahoma City Community College. She is a Norman High School graduate.

“Erin is an outstanding representative of First State Bank,” King said “Her engaging manner, her genuine concern about our customers’ financial needs and her commitment to professional excellence serve her very well.”

Steffes has been promoted to branch manager in Norman. Steffes began her banking career at FSB as a personal banker and manager’s assistant in 2002. She was involved in the opening of the Norman branch that same year. In 2012, her responsibilities expanded to include personal banker and assistant branch manager in Norman.

Steffes has a BBA in finance from the University of Oklahoma, with minors in economics and sociology. Among the professional and personal skills she possesses are being a problem solver and treating others as she would like to be treated.

“Stacey has been, since her arrival 12 years ago, an extra right hand for many of us at the bank,” King said. “Very knowledgeable, very eager to help. We know, and our customers do, too, that Stacey cares greatly about people and about being a professional banker.”

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