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Stride Bank employees (second and third from left) Dirk Dewald and J’Lynn Crawford present a $10,000 donation to (from left) Mooreland Fire Department members Chief Travis Case, Lieutenant Kristin Stinnett and Captain Jeremiah Moore.

Bank Donates To Fire Department

Stride Bank Donating $10k to the Mooreland Volunteer  FirE Department
Mooreland, Okla. (August 5, 2022) 

Stride Bank is donating $10,000 to the city of Mooreland, Oklahoma’s Volunteer Fire Department. Mooreland has recently been battling a large fire that continues to fester due to the extreme heat in the area and across the state. Because the Mooreland Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) is volunteer-based, they rely heavily on the community to help them during these high-stress situations. By donating money to replenish equipment and resources to stop the spread of the fires, Stride Bank is proud to support the community where our customers, friends, neighbors, and employees work and live.

The   Mooreland VFD has experienced an outpouring of support and donations from the community as well. Many community members have donated water, aspirin, money, and time to the department to help keep the volunteer firefighters hydrated and financed.

Dirk Dewald, SVP, Mooreland/Woodward Market President and Agricultural Loan Production Manager, says, “Stride Bank is fortunate to be positioned to help the community in situations where support is often necessary. We have been a part of Mooreland for years, in good and bad times, and we will continue to support the community when needed.”

Brud Baker, CEO and President, is incredibly proud to be part of this close community for many years now. “Stride Bank is dedicated to our small communities that we serve. Our bank is always growing, but we never forget the people along the way that helped us to get here, and the city of Mooreland is no different. We are thankful for the Mooreland VFD every day.”

The Stride Bank team saw the Chief of the Mooreland VFD, Travis Case, speak on the news about the fire and knew they had to support the department somehow. Many of Stride Bank’s agricultural loan customers were affected by the fires, so the decision to help came naturally to the company. Case said he is grateful for the support from the community. “Everyone seems to forget about the fire department until we are needed, but when we are needed, the support is amazing. The community has provided us with the tools we need to be firefighters. We are able to focus on keeping everyone safe and stopping the spread of the flames.”

For more information on how you can support the Mooreland Volunteer Fire Department, visit their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Moorelandfiredep

Press Release

Oklahoma City, Okla. - July 26, 2022 - Stride Bank Adds New Chief Investment Officer to Wealth Management Team

 

Stride Bank is excited to announce Brad Wallace as the new Chief Investment Officer of the bank’s Wealth Management division.

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Contact Brad Wallace Today!

Wealth Management,  Chief Investment Officer
bwallace@stridebank.com
office: 405-595-2022



 


 

Wealth Management President - Kevin Karpe

PRESS RELEASE

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. – JAN. 2021 – The Board of Directors of Stride Bank have announced Kevin Karpe, as the Wealth Management president.

Stride Bank is excited to announce the addition of Kevin Karpe as President of the bank’s Wealth Management group.

Kevin is a 32-year veteran of the trust and investment industry. Prior to joining Stride Bank, Kevin was President of Heritage Trust Company in Oklahoma City for over 10 years. Additionally, he previously spent time with Home National Bank in Ponca City, and Central National Bank (now Stride Bank) in Enid, OK.

Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and graduate degree in banking from Louisiana State University.  Kevin is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor, CTFA ©. He has previously served on the boards of the Marland Children’s Home, the Ponca City YMCA, Ponca City Literacy Council, the local United Way, Ponca City Country Club, the NWOSU alumni association, the Opportunity Center, Inc., and most recently as President of the Oklahoma Catholic Foundation. Kevin is also a former board member of Shebester-Bechtel, Inc., an oil field servicing company, and of Heritage Trust Company.   


Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in banking from Louisiana State University.  Kevin is a Charted Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA).
He has previously served on the boards of the Marland Children’s Home, the Ponca City YMCA, Ponca City Literacy Council, the United Way, Ponca City Country Club, the NWOSU alumni association, the Opportunity Center Inc. and most recently served as President of the Oklahoma Catholic Foundation.  Kevin is also a former board member of Shebester-Bechtel Inc., an oil field servicing company, and of Heritage Trust Company.

“I’ve known members of the board and employees of Stride Bank for many years. I admire the success the bank has had and the resulting investments they have made in technology and people. I look forward to utilizing these resources to enhance the experience of the customers we serve now and well into future.” 

Kevin is married to his high school girlfriend and in their spare time, he and Reign enjoy traveling, especially as it involves the outdoors and grandkids.

 

Contact Kevin Karpe Today!

Wealth Management President

kkarpe@stridebank.com

Office: 405-510-3276  |   Cell: 580-304-4166


 

Steven McNamar - CFO

PRESS RELEASE

Steven McNamar appointed to Chief Financial Officer

Stride Bank recently announced Steve McNamar as the bank's new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, McNamar will oversee the bank's accounting and finance department, including cash management, capital planning, asset/liability management, financial reporting/forecasting and management of the bank's investment securities portfolio.

 

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Stride Mortgage Expansion

Stride Mortgage Expansion - Oklahoma City, OK

STRIDE BANK EXPANDS ITS MORTGAGE DIVISION

Over the past year, Stride Bank’s status as a digital leader in the financial industry has put them in a position to nearly double in size. From $700 million to well over $1 billion in assets, the bank is growing at an unprecedented rate. With all of this growth happening, they are also actively expanding their mortgage division.  With the full backing and funding capabilities of the bank, our leadership team’s more than 150 years of combined experience, and the entrepreneurial spirit around these parts, we are ready to move forward making even bolder moves.

 

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Brud Baker

FIRST WORD:  A Talk with Stride Bank's CEO Brud Baker.

TOM BROWN's BANKING WEEKLY [Vol V, No. 51 | 12/18/20]:  Financial Services Insights And Intelligence

Brud Baker reminds me of a wildcat driller whose well has just hit oil.
 

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Stride Bank The Oklahoma Project photo

The Oklahoma Project

A small bank in Oklahoma is betting it all on the digital banking revolution.

Driving on the open, flat highways in Oklahoma can play tricks on your sense of time. The scenery mostly looks the same, so it feels like you’re going nowhere fast. But then, you look down and suddenly realize you’re pushing 90 miles an hour.

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