First Liberty Bank Opens New Location in Norman
First Liberty Bank opened its first location in Oklahoma City at the former Jackie Cooper BMW Dealership at 9601 N. May Avenue in The Village with a trailer, four employees and a vision.
The bank was founded in 2006 by Joey Root, president & CEO, along with Norman residents Barry Switzer, Hunter Miller and Toby Keith. Root had watched as another bank he worked for grew away from its community roots and realized his experience as a community banker is where he wanted to stay.
Root hired his executive management team: Sandy Bracken, chief financial officer, Tammy Boatman, chief credit officer, and Tammie Garrison, executive vice president of Treasury Services, all still serving as a part of the executive management team today. Executive vice president Scott Hughes was hired as chief lending officer in 2015.
“We are honored to be a part of the Norman community,” said Noah Milligan, president of the bank’s newest location at 3500 24th Avenue in Norman. “As a local community bank, we strive to do two things; provide the best financial services to companies and individuals in the communities we serve and give back to these communities by supporting civic and charitable organizations with our money and our time.”
Since the initial capital was raised, First Liberty Bank has grown to over $40 million in equity and $440 million in assets with 70 employees and two locations.
“We have deep ties to Norman with Coach Switzer, Hunter Miller and Toby Keith as founders and supporters of the bank, so when we were looking to expand into a new community, Norman was the obvious choice,” Milligan said.
Both locations offer a wide range of commercial depository products and lending options for your business as well as personal checking, savings and mortgage lending.
“Whether it is a personal checking account, a mortgage for your home or a commercial loan for your business, we are here to help,” said Milligan.
For more information, go to myfirstliberty.com or call 561-0300. – BSM