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Muskogee-based Armstrong Bank acquires Owasso, Collinsville Vast Bank locations

Muskogee-based Armstrong Bank acquires Owasso, Collinsville Vast Bank locations

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Armstrong Bank announced its acquisition of the Owasso and Collinsville Vast Bank locations.

The acquisition, which also includes Vast’s Catoosa and Oologah branches, was completed on Friday, Sept. 4, and expands the Muskogee-based community bank’s footprint to 30 locations.

“All of us at Armstrong Bank are excited to serve our new customers in Catoosa, Owasso, Collinsville and Oologah,” Armstrong Bank CEO Billy Taylor said in a news release. “We cannot wait to welcome them to the Armstrong family.”

Armstrong Executive Vice President and Director of Retail Banking Jodee Thompson was named regional president of the four locations, while Stephanie Lord and Crystina Griffith joined Armstrong from Vast as the branches’ market presidents, respectively.

Lord, an Owasso native, joins Armstrong with 18 years of experience in the banking industry, the last five with Vast. Griffith comes to the bank with six years industry experience, her last three with Vast.

Thompson has been with Armstrong over 22 years, serving the bank in a variety of capacities, including loan administration and compliance, before heading up retail banking in 2019.

“With Jodee’s leadership and understanding of community banking combined with Stephanie and Crystina’s knowledge of these communities and customers, I believe Armstrong Bank’s future in this area is bright,” Taylor said. “I am eager to share our corporate culture of integrity, exceptional customer service, and innovative financial solutions in this market.”

The new Armstrong branches are located at 12401 E. 86th St. N. in Owasso and 118 N. 11th St. in Collinsville, as well as 650 S. Cherokee St. in Catoosa and 105 S. Elm St. in Oologah. More information about Armstrong Bank can be found at armstrong.bank.

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