Friday, January 27, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the reappointment of Mick Thompson as the Oklahoma State Banking Commissioner. He will serve a four-year term beginning in September pending Senate confirmation.
“Mick Thompson’s extensive work in both the private and public financial sector will serve him well as he works to ensure Oklahoma’s banks remain on strong financial footing,” Fallin said. “Having served in three previous administrations, Mick brings many years of experience and knowledge to the Banking Department and we look forward to his continued service as commissioner.”
Thompson was first appointed as the banking commissioner in 1992 by Governor David Walters. He was reappointed by both Governor Frank Keating and Governor Brad Henry. Prior to his appointment, he was the executive vice president of Central National Bank in Poteau. Thompson served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, where he was chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee. He also served as president of the Oklahoma Community Bankers Association and chairman of the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority.
Thompson also has worked extensively with the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, serving as both the chairman and vice chairman of District IV, a member for the national accreditation board and chairman of the nominating committee.
Thompson has a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a master’s degree in education from Northeastern State University and a graduate degree in banking from the University of Colorado. He lives in Edmond with his wife, Peggy Thompson. They have three children and three grandchildren.