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 was president and chief financial officer of The First State Bank in Oklahoma City which was recently acquired by First National Bank & Trust where he currently serves as its chief operations officer. A 40+-year veteran banker in Oklahoma City, Mr. Turner was associated with Local Oklahoma Bank for 26 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.

Mr. Turner currently serves as the chairman of the INTEGRIS Health Board of Directors where he provides oversight as a member of the Governance, Safety & Quality, Finance, Investment, Audit/Compliance and Strategy Committees. He is also a past chairman of the INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center board.

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 grew from $20 Million in assets to over $400 Million. He facilitated its sale to First National Bank & Trust of Shawnee, in July 2021 resulting in the largest Native American owned bank in the country. First National is owned by the Potawatomi Nation.

In addition to Integris Health, he serves on the boards of The Alliance for Economic Development for OKC, Oklahoma State Fair, Progress OKC and United Way of Central Oklahoma. He has served on the boards of The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, Positive Tomorrows, Leadership OKC (Class of 2005) and numerous other non-profit organizations.

A native of Oklahoma City and graduate of Northeast High school, he attended college at Morehouse in Atlanta and completed studies at Central State University (UCO) , majoring in Accounting. He is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Northeast OKC where he serves as an Elder.

He has been married for 41 years and has two sons who also live in Oklahoma City.

Learn more about Mr. Turner in TEN Magazine.