The Norman Transcript

February 15, 2010

People in business

Allyson Crank has been named employee of the month at First State Bank's Noble location.

Crank, loan operations assistant/loan teller since June 2008, joined the bank's staff in 2007. A Noble High School graduate, she studied mathematics while attending the University of Oklahoma. Crank attends Oklahoma City Community College where she is earning her banking certificate. She resides in Noble.

Vicki Clary, personal banker and teller supervisor, has been named First State Bank's Norman branch employee of the month.

Clary has been on staff at First State Bank since 2003. She became a full-time teller in 2004 followed by a promotion to bank services representative before advancement to her current responsibilities in 2006.

The governing board of the Oklahoma Health Care Workforce Center has appointed Jim Durbin as the executive director for the organization.

Durbin will lead efforts to establish and position the center to address both current and future health care workforce needs in Oklahoma. His position became effective on Jan. 27.

First Fidelity Bank has named Tammy Brakebill assistant vice president, office manager, for the bank's West Moore office at 11919 S. Penn. Ave.

Brakebill brings more than 20 years of banking experience to her new position, including 12 years of experience with First Fidelity as the bank's Merchant Services Manager.

Michael Mohr, owner of Mohr Construction LLC, has completed the required EPA certified training class in the renovation, repair and painting rules that go into effect in April dealing with lead base paint removal and handling in buildings built prior to 1978.

Mohr Construction LLC specializes in remodeling of homes and commercial buildings and custom homes.

Lynne Race McGuire, a Norman resident, was sworn in as a special judge for Oklahoma County District Court Dec. 1, 2009.

McGuire previously served as an assistant district attorney in Oklahoma and Canadian Counties and as an assistant attorney general. Most recently she served as the president and chief executive officer of Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, a non-profit group whose mission is to provide pro bono representation for abused and neglected children.

McClain Bank has announced the promotions of several employees in different areas of the bank. New officers include Tina Tucker, assistant cashier and Kaona Mixon, AVP/technology.