Great Plains Bank recently announced the hiring of Ryan Ward to serve as the Oklahoma City President.
Ward brings 12 years of banking experience that includes a background in lending to contractors and manufacturers, as well as commercial real estate financing. He is a graduate of the Oklahoma Bankers Association (OBA) Commercial Lending School, the OBA Leadership Academy, as well as the UMB Bank Management Training Program.
In addition to his professional credentials, Ward is an active member of the community serving on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement for the Oklahoma City region.
“Ryan is an excellent fit for the Great Plains brand of banking,” says Great Plains Bank Chief Executive Officer Mark Russell. “He is an extremely knowledgeable and well-rounded banker that is deeply devoted to his customers and community. We’re excited that customers in our Oklahoma City market will have access to someone with his level of expertise and commitment to the outstanding quality of service that Great Plains Bank is known for.”
Ward graduated from Oklahoma Christian School (OCS) in Edmond before going on to earn his degree in Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma. He and his wife Angie live in Edmond with their two children, Jett and Reese.