Biography

Christopher C. Turner was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Oklahoma City Branch Board of Directors in 2018.   

Mr. Turner is the chief operating officer and executive vice president of The First National Bank & Trust Company. A 40-year veteran banker in Oklahoma City, Mr. Turner was associated with Local Oklahoma Bank for 24 years, prior to its acquisition by IBC Bank in 2004. He served in various capacities including Internal audit director, marketing director, director of mergers and acquisitions and ultimately executive vice president for branch administration and retail sales. He was the architect of the bank’s Retail Sales Culture, which resulted in phenomenal growth in retail accounts and fee income.

After retiring from IBC Bank in 2007, he and two partners acquired The First State Bank, Oklahoma’s Oldest Bank (chartered in 1902). The acquisition was completed in April 2009, and since that time the bank has grown from $20 Million in assets to over $400 Million. In addition, he has successfully expanded the banks footprint in the metro area.

He currently serves on the boards of The Alliance for Economic Development for OKC and the Oklahoma State Fair. He is also Chairman of Progress OKC, a Community Development Corporation. He has served on the boards of The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, Positive Tomorrows, United Way of OKC, Leadership OKC (Class of 2005) and numerous other non-profit organizations.

Mr. Turner has served as past Chairman of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, and is Chairman of INTEGRIS Health, the parent company of the state’s largest healthcare system. He has served on its Governance Committee, Finance Committee and Chairman of the Audit/Compliance Committee.

A native Oklahoman, Mr. Turner attended Morehouse College initially but completed his studies at The University of Central Oklahoma in 1982 majoring in accounting. Mr. Turner and his wife Sharon have been married for 39 years and have two adult sons who also reside in Oklahoma City.

Learn more about Mr. Turner in TEN Magazine.