About Us

 

25 Years and Counting

2023 marks a significant milestone for American Bank of Oklahoma. Over 25 years we’ve planted roots that have grown deep in the Oklahoma communities we serve. We’ve made customers for life, many of which we call friends. We’ve taken a simple idea to become a homegrown resource—one that’s not too small, not too big—to reaches we couldn’t have imagined possible. To our hundreds of banking, mortgage, and insurance customers who’ve entrusted us then as now, and to our outstanding staff who’ve made ABOK a fixture in the towns we call home, thank you.

Philosophy

In every community we serve, American Bank of Oklahoma distinguishes itself as a full-service bank where decisions are made at the local level—and that’s a refreshing difference for our customers. Every day, we help folks plant roots, buy homes, save for the future, and grow or start businesses. Here, relationships run long and deep, and that’s exactly what we planned since opening our first branch in 1998. 

We understood then, as we do now, that bigger banks aren’t always the best fit for those who live and work in small or rural communities. We strive to demonstrate a more personal approach to meet individual needs large or small and encourage our employees to make positive impacts on local lives and the places they call home. Yes, ABOK invests in people. But we also invest in the heartbeat of communities to keep them growing strong and vibrant.

This isn’t just our job. It’s our passion.

Board of Directors

Martin D. Colpitt

Chairman

Independent Oil Producer

David P.Jones

Member

American Bank of Oklahoma Muskogee Branch President

Teresa Brown

Member

American Bank of Oklahoma President and CEO

Kenneth H Jones, II

Member

Home Builder

L.D. Rapp

Member

Owner,
Rapp Insurance Agency

Wanda Sanders

Member

Retired Owner
Overhead Door of Tulsa, Inc.

John A. Sullivan

Member

Lobbyist
Sullivan Strategies, Inc.

History

You could say that finance courses through the veins of Joe Landon, chairman of the board, president, and CEO of American Bank of Oklahoma. After a successful career working for banks throughout the eastern half of Oklahoma and in Texas, Joe determined in 1997 to start one of his own. Keeping in the spirit of his love for smaller communities, he organized a group of investors and raised $2.7 million in capital. A year later, Joe opened the doors to American Bank of Oklahoma in Collinsville, about 20 miles north of Tulsa.

 The Collinsville home office would be the first of five more ABOK locations in tightknit towns and communities handpicked by Joe to introduce a higher level of personal banking services. Over the next 19 years, American Bank of Oklahoma branches sprung up in Skiatook, Ramona, and Disney, with two locations in Muskogee.

Throughout this time, opportunities arose to offer additional services—this time in the areas of insurance and group benefits and mortgage lending. AmeriBank Group Benefits was founded in 2013 with headquarters in Ramona. We next opened American Bank of Oklahoma Mortgage Group in 2014 with locations in Collinsville, Muskogee, Owasso, and Tulsa. 

After more than 20 years since we opened our inaugural bank branch in Collinsville, ABOK today manages more than $363 million in total assets. We are humbled by the achievements that continue to make us a bank of choice for the hardworking folks in eastern Oklahoma. 2022 marks Joe Landon’s 50th year in the banking industry—a half-century of dedication to customers, employees, and their hometowns.

We’re Better Together

American Bank of Oklahoma embraces and celebrates the diversity and differences of our customers and team members. No matter where you work with us or for us, we are committed to demonstrating an all-inclusive business experience and hosting a customer space and employee workplace where everyone is welcomed and respected.

We strive to be an all-inclusive employer without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The same applies to our customers, whether they choose to bank with us, finance a home, or take advantage of our group insurance and benefits. 

Our employees and customers come from all walks of life, so we work hard to not only be an employer of choice but a people-first financial choice in the communities we serve…because we believe we’re all better together.

Community

American Bank of Oklahoma understands that every community is woven from essential threads that support, service, and enable towns to grow and thrive. 

ABOK is a proud champion of our local communities and demonstrates that pride through sponsorships and investments in:

    • Childhood education, supplies, and technology
    • Financial literacy programs 
    • Team sports
    • Professional and civic organizations
    • Annual holiday and special events
    • First responders 
    • Local non-profits 
    • Individual needs that otherwise might go unnoticed.

We Live and Work Where You Do. And We’re Always Here to Help.

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