Piedmont resident Jay Winkle was recently appointed to the president position by Great Plains National Bank in Piedmont to take over for former president Jamie Allison after Allison took a job with Legacy Bank in Oklahoma City.
Winkle, a Piedmont resident, has been with Great Plains since the Piedmont branch first opened in January of 2013.
He has worked in the banking industry in the Oklahoma City area for the past 17 years and has been a resident in the Piedmont area since 1996.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead this bank, and am optimistic about the future of Piedmont,” Winkle said. “I look forward to continue serving the financial needs of the people of Piedmont and partnering with the Piedmont school system where my sons attend school.”
Winkle said he was excited to be able to move a lot of his customers from Oklahoma City to the Great Plains Piedmont branch and looks forward to still serving them from the capacity of President.
Great Plains also hired Matthew Scantlin as a commercial lender at the Piedmont branch.
Scantlin, also an Oklahoma native, joined Great Plains at the beginning of March.
An experienced lender, he has been in banking since 2006 and his experience includes consumer lending, business banking, private banking, and commercial lending.