This week, First Bank of the Lake is here to help you, our valued customer, get to know our team a little bit better. We'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to President & CEO, Michael Anderson. Mike is a great guy who is truly dedicated to the success of both the bank and its clients. Keep reading to learn more about him!
Q&A With Michael Anderson:
How Did You Get Started In The Banking Industry?
I went straight from college into banking in Oklahoma City. My father was in banking for a few years and it appealed to me. I was hired by the largest bank in Oklahoma into a management training program. Over the years I have worked in International Banking, Correspondent Banking, President and CEO of several banks in Oklahoma, and over the following 23 years I was Chief Operating Officer of three larger community banks and bank holding companies in Oklahoma and Missouri.
What Is Your Position At The Bank? What Are Some Of Your Key Responsibilities?
I am the President & CEO. I am responsible for the overall executive management and operation of First Bank of the Lake. I am also a Director of the bank.
What Brought You To The Lake Of The Ozarks?
Since 1997 I was an executive at two larger mid-Missouri community banks and my wife and I resided in Jefferson City. In 2005 we purchased a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks and spend much of our time here.
Where Did You Attend School?
I went to high school in Oklahoma City and earned my Business Administration degree at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma focused on Accounting, Marketing and Economics.
What Do You Enjoy The Most About Your Job?
Working with the bank staff and getting to know customers, along with having to juggle so many responsibilities at one time.
How Do You Enjoy Spending Your Time When Not At Work?
I enjoy golfing, boating, fishing, and reading.
When You Were Young, What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?
I wanted to be an FBI agent or a pro golfer - a bit delusional on that one!
What Is Your Dream Vacation Destination? Why?
Places like Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, and Gettysburg are on my travel bucket list. I'm a U.S. history buff and haven't ever had the time to go to many historical places I studied and spend quality time.
What Is Something Few People Know About You?
In his early years my father worked for the railroad and they moved him around a lot. When I was born my parents happened to be stationed in Boonville. I then spent much of my youth in Springfield, Missouri before my father transferred to Oklahoma City when I was in high school. My mother was from Pleasant Hope, Missouri and my father from Windsor, Missouri.
If You Won The Lottery, What Would You Do?
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