First United Bank Celebrates Third Annual United Acts of Kindness Day

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank is on a mission to ignite a kindness revolution. The bank recently collaborated with stakeholders— including employees, customers, local businesses, nonprofit organizations, churches, community leaders and members—to impact people’s lives positively through simple acts of kindness over 24 hours. On February 17, First United Bank branches across Oklahoma and Texas … Read more

Oklahoma-based First United Bank’s Carter Promoted to Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

Greg Carter, who joined Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank in 2014 as vice president/talent acquisition manager, has been promoted to senior vice president/senior talent acquisition partner. In this role, he will focus on senior-level recruiting, including commercial banking roles such as market presidents and commercial lenders. First United Bank operates 40 branches in Texas. “Greg … Read more

First United Bank Names Newman Chief Information Officer and Tobkin Chief Technology Officer

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank has named Renee Newman chief experience officer and Tadd Tobkin senior vice president/chief technology officer. Newman has more than 25 years of financial services experience spanning community, regional and large financial institutions. Reporting directly to CEO Greg Massey, Newman will drive a consistent customer and employee experience across all channels. … Read more

First United Bank Honored with American Bankers Association Marketing Award

Each year, the American Bankers Association (ABA) recognizes the nation’s best bank marketing initiatives during its ABA Bank Marketing Conference. This year’s Brand Slam awards honored elite bank marketing strategies that stood out among hundreds of nationwide entries from banks of all sizes. Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank, which has 40 branches in North and … Read more

Oklahoma-based First United Bank Welcomes Calhoun as Treasury Management in North Texas

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank has announced Joan Calhoun as senior vice president/treasury management sales manager for the bank’s Dallas/Fort Worth/North Texas region. She joins the bank with more than 30 years of industry experience across large and regional financial institutions, specializing in retail, credit, financial advising, business banking and treasury management. “Joan is an … Read more

First United Bank Awarded Prestigious Sustainability Award in Sherman

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank has been awarded the prestigious Sustainability Leadership Design Award from CoreNet Global–North Texas for its banking office on Taylor Street in Sherman. CoreNet Global is a leading professional association for corporate real estate and workplace executives, service providers, and economic developers. The Sustainability Leadership Design Award celebrates work that accelerates … Read more

Krebbs Promoted to Plano-Parkwood President at First United Bank

Justin Krebbs was recently promoted to community bank president for the Plano-Parkwood branch of Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank. He joined First United Bank in 2019 and has more than 22 years of banking experience specializing in all types of commercial lending, leading markets in Oklahoma and Texas and a track record of building high-performing … Read more

Lane and Jamison Promoted in North Texas at Oklahoma-based First United Bank

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank recently announced two executive promotions in North Texas. Ted Lane has been promoted to director of treasury management services. A certified treasury professional, Lane joined First United in 2021 with more than 28 years of financial experience specializing in business development, commercial banking and merchant services. He has played a … Read more

First United Bank’s John Massey Passes Away

John Massey, the charismatic and big-hearted chairman emeritus of Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank, passed away surrounded by family on June 24. He was 86 years old. An Oklahoma native, he grew up in Boswell, Guthrie and Durant. He learned the value of hard work and resilience early from his parents, Jennie and Emmett Massey. … Read more

First United Bank’s Suchala Named Among D Magazine/D CEO’s ‘Dallas 500’ List for 2022

Ryan Suchala, Dallas community bank president at Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank, has been named as one of the D Magazine/D CEO’s Dallas 500 honorees for 2022. According to D CEO, this list profiles “the region’s most influential business, civic and nonprofit leaders” throughout North Texas. For the past four years, Suchala has helped lead … Read more