Steven Barnes, Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer
December 2016: AVB Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Steven Barnes to serve as Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer. Barnes has over seventeen years of experience in the financial industry, including branch management, internal audit and consumer and commercial lending.
Topper Causby, AVB’s Chief Lending Officer, said, “We are thrilled to have Steve join our bank. His extensive background in finance will only strengthen this bank and our pursuit to grow with the communities we serve.” Causby added, “AVB Bank has a long-standing reputation of advocating for small businesses and with Steve on our team, we are even better positioned to help business owners achieve their goals.”
“Joining a team of like-minded individuals who are deeply involved in serving this community is an honor and privilege I greatly appreciate,” says Barnes.
Brittany Taylor, Barnes’ long time assistant, has joined him is his move to AVB Bank. Barnes and Taylor office at AVB Bank’s Stone Wood Hills branch, located at 2201 N. Elm Place.
Barnes grew up in Sapulpa. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in Finance from Northeastern State University, and completed his Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa. Barnes is a graduate of Leadership Broken Arrow. A 13-year resident, he and his wife, Mollie, and daughter, Natalie, are proud to call Broken Arrow their home.
Founded in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, in 1905, AVB Bank is a fourth-generation family-owned community bank with locations in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. AVB offers a variety of competitive deposit and lending solutions for businesses and individuals, including checking and sweep accounts, commercial and small business loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate finance loans, home mortgage loans, credit cards, merchant services, remote deposit capture, and online services including bill payment and cash management.
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