Frank Oswald and Patricia Miles Inducted into Missouri Bankers Association's 50 Year Club
JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Frank Oswald, vice president of BTC Bank in Boonville, and Patricia Miles, teller at BTC Bank in Bethany, were inducted into the Missouri Bankers Association’s 50 Year Club on Thursday, June 9, during MBA’s 132nd Annual Convention at the Hilton Branson Convention Center.
This recognition from MBA honors bankers who have dedicated 50 years of service to the banking community. Oswald and Miles are two of 12 bankers who were inducted into the 50 Year Club this year.
Oswald attended the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and began his banking career at Farmers’ Stock Bank in Blackwater in 1972 while farming part time on the side. In September 1999, Oswald began to work at Citizens Community Bank in Pilot Grove and Blackwater as a commercial, ag and consumer lender. After working several years at Citizens Community Bank, Oswald joined BTC Bank. For the past seven years, he has served as vice president and business development officer for the Boonville and Beaman locations.
“Frank’s knowledge of the financial services and agriculture industries as well as his strong relationships with community members was a launching pad for two of our BTC Bank locations,” says Doug Fish, BTC Bank President and CEO. “We are continually thankful that we have him as a resource for our growing organization and as a mentor to younger members of our team. I have had the honor to call Frank a friend, mentor, and competitor for almost 25 of his 50 years in banking, and it is with great pride that I congratulate him on his achievement of the Missouri Bankers Association’s 50 Year club.”
Born and raised in Bethany, Miles joined Bethany Trust Company, now BTC Bank, in 1966 as a bookkeeper. She took some time off for a few years to raise her daughter and returned to the bank when her daughter started school. Miles hasn’t slowed down since that time, working in many departments at BTC Bank throughout the past 50 years. In addition to bookkeeper, her positions include teller, new accounts/CDs/IRAs, ensured FDIC coverage for customers and a stint with general ledger balancing. She also worked with student lending, bonds and accounting, audits and garnishments.
“Pat has been a dedicated and extremely committed employee to BTC Bank for 50 years,” says Fish. “Working in banking for 50 years is impressive, but working in the same bank for 50 years is incredible. We consider ourselves fortunate to have her in our banking family.”
The Missouri Bankers Association is a statewide trade and professional organization in Jefferson City that represents the interests of 235 banks and savings and loans in Missouri. MBA serves as the principal advocate for the Missouri banking community and provides educational opportunities, products and services that assist bankers with enhancing their banking operations. For more information, follow MBA on Twitter @mobankers.BTC Bank is a community bank founded in 1919 that’s based in Bethany, Missouri, with 17 additional branch locations in Gallatin, Albany, Pattonsburg, Chillicothe, Carrollton, Boonville, Beaman, Trenton, Maysville, Osborn, Buffalo, Cameron, Jamesport, Gilman City and Oregon, Missouri as well as Lamoni, Iowa. BTC Bank is agriculturally minded, service oriented and driven to strengthen the communities it serves. BTC safeguards the assets of its customers by creating a strong financial base through sound loans, investments and quality service.