By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2009
Ben Dejene has been promoted to assistance vice president and branch manager of the downtown Broken Arrow AVB.
AVB Bank is pleased to announce its latest promotions and newest staff members. Ben Dejene has been promoted to assistant vice president and branch manager of the downtown Broken Arrow location. Ben is a native of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has been with AVB since 2003. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Addis Ababa University and is also a graduate of the OBA Schools of Consumer Lending and Intermediate Banking. Linda King has been hired as assistant vice president and CRA officer. Tami Taylor has been hired as credit administration officer. Tami is a native of Tulsa, a graduate of Northeastern State University, and a member of the Risk Management Association.
AVB is a fourth-generation family-owned community bank that was founded in Broken Arrow in 1905, two years prior to Oklahoma statehood. The bank provides a wide range of services for all your financial needs, including personal, business and online banking. They provide home equity lines of credit (HELOCs), free financial educational seminars, health savings accounts, IRAs and much more. Online banking with bill payment and cash management is available, in addition to installment loans with automatic draft from your checking account. The loan department can arrange small business loans, mortgages and construction to permanent financing. Also, more than 104,000 ATM locations are on hand throughout the United States and in 43 countries worldwide, so AVB customers have access to their account 24 hours a day, seven days a week, no matter where they are.
AVB has three locations in Broken Arrow – 302 S. Main St., 6401 S. Elm Pl., and 2201 N. Elm Pl. in Stone Wood Hills – and one location in Tulsa at 9800 E. 51st St. Lobby hours for all locations are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The drive-through is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
The friendly staff at AVB encourages you to stop by with any banking questions or needs, have a cup of coffee on them, and meet the top-notch new hires and those who have already been providing excellent banking service at AVB. For more information, please contact LaTaunya Williams, marketing director, at (918) 259-2739 or via e-mail at eat0@eau0eav0eaw0.
Linda King has been hired as the new assistance vice president and CRA officer for AVB.
Tulsa native Tami Taylor has recently been hired as AVB’s credit administration officer.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.