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June 23, 2014

Fidelity Bank announces leadership changes

OKLA. CITY — Fidelity Bank is making changes to key leadership roles following its most profitable fiscal year to date. Fourth-generation family member and bank leader Aaron Bastian has moved into the position of chief executive officer of Oklahoma Fidelity Bank. Wichita commercial business lending manager Jeff Ronen has been promoted to replace Bastian as president of Oklahoma Fidelity Bank.

“These changes are made with an eye to the future and will position us to build on our record performance,” said Clark Bastian, chairman and chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank. “We expect additional growth in Oklahoma under the leadership of Aaron and Jeff.”

In his new role, Aaron Bastian will focus on long-term strategic initiatives for Oklahoma Fidelity Bank. “In just 10 years in the Oklahoma City metro area, we have made great strides in our retail, consumer lending and commercial banking divisions,” said Aaron Bastian. “However, we must continually evaluate the ways we support our customers and the products we offer. This means understanding the challenges that business owners face and ensuring they have access to comprehensive cash management, credit and capital solutions.”

Ronen brings a background of banking, corporate capital development and small business ownership to Oklahoma Fidelity Bank. Ronen will oversee the administration and daily operations of the bank’s six-office market presence. “Our Oklahoma division has experienced tremendous growth under Aaron’s leadership,” Ronen said. “I’m honored to continue the work and lead the great team he put in place. With the foundation we have, the future is very bright.”

The leadership role transitions have begun and will be fully completed by August.

 

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