Commissioner Bios

 

Mick Thompson, Ex Officio Member


Mr. Thompson , a former Poteau banker, was appointed Oklahoma Bank Commissioner September 1, 1992, by Governor David Walters. He was reappointed by Governor Frank Keating in 1996 and 2000, by Governor Brad Henry in 2004 and 2008, and by Governor Mary Fallin in 2012 and 2016. Commissioner Thompson has held this position longer that any other bank commissioner in Oklahoma’s history. He comes to the position with experience as executive vice president of Central National Bank in Poteau from 1977 to 1990.

Thompson was a state representative from Poteau from 1976 to 1984, serving as chairman of the House Banking and Finance Committee, majority floor leader from 1983-84, and a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committee. During his tenure as chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee, the Oklahoma Legislature enacted the state’s first branch banking and multi-bank holding company laws.

Thompson served as president of the Oklahoma Community Bankers Association from 1988 to 1990 and was chairman of the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority from 1988 to 1989.