First Enterprise Bank Chief Operating Officer
Based in: Oklahoma City
In the industry: 23 years
Current company: 8 years
Banell graduated in 2022 from the Graduate School of Banking Colorado, and she has a background in compliance and audit.
“I’ve enjoyed nding solutions to problems by working with regulators, industry advocates and my coworkers,” she said. “Researching and brainstorming have been the most rewarding parts of this career.”
She has been working in nance since she began her career.
“I didn’t mean to become a community banker,” she said. “Six days after turning 18, it found me. I’ve always loved numbers. I’ve had the privilege to work with amazing leaders willing to not only put up with me but invest in me. The more exposure I had to this industry, the more I realized how wonderful the work is!”