January 2017: AVB Bank announced the promotion of Kelli Sowell to Executive Vice President and her addition to the Bank’s Executive Management Team. She serves as AVB’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
Sowell has 24-years of experience in the financial industry, including branch and call center management, retail sales and training, electronic banking, consumer lending and fulfillment, marketing and public relations, and cash management.
Ted Cundiff, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Kelli has demonstrated great leadership and acumen in overseeing AVB Bank’s marketing efforts, brand management and strategic focus on our customers.” Cundiff continued, “I am proud to recognize Kelli’s contributions and experience as we continue our growth in the Broken Arrow and Tulsa markets.”
“Since my first day at AVB Bank, I have known that I was exactly where I was meant to be…working with such a dedicated and knowledgeable team,” said Sowell. “It is my honor to serve AVB Bank and our customers each and every day.”
Sowell is a graduate of the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s Leadership and Management Development Program and Intermediate School of Banking; the American Bankers Association National Consumer Credit School and Graduate School of Banking Marketing; and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. Active in the Broken Arrow community, she is a graduate of Leadership Broken Arrow. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU) and pursued graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma (OU).
Residents of Glenpool, Sowell and her husband, Sean, have three daughters, Sydney Noel, Riley Grace and Hadley Quinn.
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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