By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2010
Brian J. Talkington joins American Heritage Bank as Vice President in the business development area of the bank.
American Heritage Bank Chairman and CEO William L. Berry recently announced the appointment of Brian J. Talkington to the position of Vice President of business development. Talkington’s office will be at the new Glenpool branch of American Heritage Bank, located on the southwest corner of Highways 75 and 117 (121st Street). His primary responsibility will be the development of commercial relationships in the Tulsa metro area.
Talkington received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Oklahoma. He also completed the Oklahoma Bankers Association Commercial Lending School, and has served other area banks and their business customers with working capital products, emphasizing cash flow financing. Talkington is an Oklahoma native and has resided in Tulsa for the past ten years. “I am excited about the future in Tulsa and serving surrounding communities with American Heritage Bank,” said Talkington.
When away from the office, Talkington enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Lynette, and their three children. He also enjoys playing golf, running, and being personally involved in the Tulsa community. Talkington is a member of the Jenks Chamber of Commerce and St. Bernard Catholic Church.
Mr. Talkington hopes to live up to the mission of American Heritage Bank by meeting the banking needs of his business clients in the community through the establishment of long-term relationships, superior customer service, dynamic banking products and community leadership.
American Heritage Bank is not a newcomer in the banking industry. It is one of the oldest and largest independently owned banks in the state. They opened doors in Sapulpa in 1905 and since that time have successfully opened 15 community based branch locations in 12 northeastern Oklahoma communities, with assets approaching $700 million.
American Heritage Bank’s credit culture has been consistent, conservative, and based on fundamentally sound lending practices throughout the years. A well-capitalized, secure, and positive loan portfolio has positioned them for future growth in the Tulsa market. According to Talkington, “We will continue to make business loans with terms, rates, and fees that are very competitive in today’s environment. Our industry-leading technologies will enable us to continue our commitment to be the preferred business bank in Tulsa.”
As a full-service financial institution, American Heritage Bank offers cash management services that include remote deposit capture, business checking, ACH direct deposit and pay, payroll checking, wire transfers, payroll debit cards, merchant card services, and business check cards. AHB provides lending solutions for commercial real estate development and construction, raw land, refinancing, acquisition and expansion, equipment, working capital, and inventory. AHB provides investment, insurance, and trust services to industries including manufacturing, oil and gas production and support services, professional services, medical and health care, transportation, and retail.
American Heritage Bank provides low cost, personalized trust administration while maintaining privacy, loyalty, and impartiality with hometown convenience and friendliness.
“Customers value American Heritage Bank’s consistent lending practices, the speed by which credit decisions are made, our lower total loan fees, and our long-term focus on amortizing loans,” said Talkington.
Call or schedule an appointment with Brian Talkington for more information on commercial products and services that could benefit your company.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.