The Norman Transcript

Headlines

April 21, 2013

People in Business

NORMAN — First Fidelity announces

Lee R. Symcox, president and CEO of First Fidelity Bank, a locally owned full-service community bank, has announced the addition of Veronica Smith as senior vice president, director of loan operations.

Smith brings more than 25 years in banking experience to her new role. Smith will manage all loan processing functions, including application processing, payment processing and other loan client services. She will also be responsible for loan operations policies, procedures, budget and personnel.

Prior to her new position, Smith worked in a number of operations management roles, most recently at Coppermark Bank.

Smith is a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s national commercial lending school, the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s compliance school, and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

Statewide Mortgate Bankers Association officers

Oklahoma Mortgage Bankers Association Chair, Debra Still, installed four newly elected statewide officers at the 80th Annual Conference held April 8th- 9th.

The new slate of statewide officers are President, Kent Carter of Citywide Mortgage; 1st Vice President, Julie Griffith of Bank of Oklahoma; 2nd Vice President, Rich Tucker of First Mortgage; and Secretary- Treasurer, Linda Dickerson of Exchange Bank. 

The officers were installed at the Oklahoma Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Conference at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City.

More than 300 mortgage professionals attended the conference themed “It is a great time to be in the mortgage business in Oklahoma - Can You See It?”

Conference attendees were welcomed by Mayor Mick Cornett and State Senator Dan Newberry, the Chairman of the Senate Business and Industry Committee.

The conference offered a variety of classes related to the mortgage industry and leadership lectures from four national speakers. 

Top Governor’s Cup business plans recognized

Two University of Oklahoma teams claimed top three places in the 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup.

The Governor’s Cup requires student teams to identify a concept, research the market, write a business plan and present it before a panel of judges. Winning teams emerged from two days of oral competition last weekend at the PHF Conference Center in Oklahoma City.

As a top two finisher, FieldFocus advances to compete in the Tri-State competition next month in Las Vegas. High Growth Undergraduate Division are First place, $20,000: Code Sooq, University of Tulsa; Second place, $10,000: FieldFocus, University of Oklahoma’ and Third place, $5,000: Animal Analytics, University of Oklahoma.

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Headlines
  • Tornado Repair Oklahoma officials account for $9.4M in disaster spending

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Nearly a year after deadly tornadoes hit central Oklahoma, officials announced that they have spent close to $9.4 million in private donations on relief efforts....

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Moore schools receive $500K

    As Mickey Davis addressed the auditorium, the picture of a bright-eyed, happy 8-year-old on the podium in front of her could not be ignored. Davis’ son, Kyle Davis, was one of seven who lost their lives in the May 2013 tornadoes at Plaza ...

    April 24, 2014

  • Man arraigned after wife’s death

    A judge on Wednesday denied bond for a 37-year-old Norman man formally charged with stabbing his wife to death with a kitchen knife early Saturday morning in their southeast Norman apartment. Abid Sandhu, 37, was arraigned before Special ...

    April 24, 2014

  • Earth Day activities continue this week

    Oklahoma is no stranger to extreme weather, but many say those extremes are even greater than before. Norman resident and biologist Kathy Rand is convinced those climate irregularities are a result of climate change caused by pollution, ...

    April 24, 2014

  • Severe storms loom across central U.S. this weekend

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation’s mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South....

    April 25, 2014

  • Telling stories of a distant land

    Bakhtawar Aamire of Pakistan has been telling the same sad legend to Oklahomans for the past month. The story goes like this: Long ago, a young woman in love lived in the area that is now the city of Gujrat in the Punjab Province of ...

    April 25, 2014

  • NPS announces severe weather procedures

    Norman Public Schools is clarifying new severe weather/tornado procedures with letters to parents and a website that details the district’s severe weather plan....

    April 25, 2014

  • Sam Noble honored with national medal

    The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma will be awarded the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community, OU announced Thursday....

    April 25, 2014

  • Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs

    NEW YORK — Companies are finally starting to spend some of the cash they’ve been sitting on, and that could mean a stronger economy and more jobs are on the way. Industrial companies such as General Electric, Honeywell and Caterpillar ...

    April 25, 2014

  • Workshop to empower young women

    BeautyIS, a free event targeted for girls ages 11 to 14 — with the purpose of helping them uncover the beauty within themselves — will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the LoveWorks Center, 127 Main St....

    April 25, 2014