Mike Murphy believes strengthening our state starts with serving its people.
“Oklahoma is great,” says Mike Murphy, Executive Vice President and CFO. Mike stayed in the Oklahoma City metro area to start his 30-year banking career, and he’s proudly called Oklahoma home for almost 50 years. “It is a great place to raise a family, and has plenty of activities and community groups to enjoy.” Mike’s enthusiasm and passion for serving this state is shared by every member of our team.
To us, you’re a name, not a number. And you’re more than a customer—you’re a friend and neighbor. The way we see it, by helping the people we serve, we’re strengthening the state we call home. Our commitment to service goes beyond our bank. There’s no better example of this than Mike.
“We like to be involved,” says Mike. That’s an understatement. Mike has given time, energy, advice and support in many ways to his Church, the United Way of Norman, the Cleveland County Christmas Store, Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity and many others. He shares his expertise as a guest instructor and business plan judge at the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. He has even taught financial literacy to elementary and high school students.
When not serving the community, Mike’s serving our customers in his leadership role. Mike joined our team in June 2015. He earned his MBA from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Mike launched his career in banking as an examiner with the FDIC. He has lived in the Norman area for 22 years and is proud to call Oklahoma home.
“It’s great. From the forests in the east to the plains in the west, with the metro OKC and Tulsa areas offering so many activities,” says Mike. “Guthrie has so much history and so much potential to take off. I love our team in Guthrie/Logan County. And I’m weird because I like the drive between Mulhall and Guthrie.”
However you feel about the drive between our locations, we’re sure you’ll agree that there’s potential as far as the eye can see in Oklahoma. With leaders like Mike at the helm, we’re doing our part to make all of that potential a reality.
Founded in 1909, Oklahoma State Bank prides itself on helping customers reach their financial goals. Our customer-focused mindset begins with our leadership and extends to every member of our team. With personal and business banking experience and knowledge, we provide services to exceed our customers’ expectations. Whatever your financial goals, we invite you to experience how we are The Best Bank For You.