Lelia McCoy Named Valley National President

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MANAGEMENT TEAM: Members of the Valley National Bank management team include, from left, Blake Moffat, senior lending officer; Lelia McCoy, president and CEO and board member; Tom Biolchini, president of Tulsa Valley Bancshares and board member; and Nick Presson, vice president and board secretary.


Lelia McCoy has been named president and chief executive officer of Valley National Bank. McCoy joined the bank in February 1997 and assumed the presidency this March.

Valley National Bank was established in February of 1982 at the northwest corner of 81st Street and Yale Avenue in Tulsa. The philosophy at the founding of the bank continues to this day: to be a locally owned and operated full service financial institution. The philosophy has paid great dividends over the 28 years of operation.
The bank has grown significantly both fiscally as well as physically through the years. Today it has assets of $235 million, loans of $165 million, and deposits of $215 million.

Four locations serve its customers in greater Tulsa. The locations include 81st Street and Yale Avenue, which opened across the street from the original location in 2005; 2020 E. 21st St. which opened in December 1997; 61st Street and Highway 169, which opened in May 2002, and the Bixby location, which opened at 131st Street and Memorial Drive in 2009.

Tulsa attorney Robert Biolchini serves as the chairman of a six-member board, which includes Tobin Biolchini, Thomas Biolchini, Roger Collins, Daniel Keating and Lelia McCoy.

Before assuming her presidency, McCoy was promoted in 2003 to executive vice president, chief lending officer, and board member. She was raised in Tulsa and received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University. She holds an from Oral Roberts University and also earned an additional graduate degree in banking from the Southwest Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

McCoy credits Dr. Henry Migliore, who was the dean of the School of Business, while she was a student at . She says, “I received an assistantship under Dr. Migliore, who became my mentor.” Dr. Migliore is a nationally known business and management consultant.

After graduating with her in 1977, McCoy obtained a position with First National Bank and Trust Company of Tulsa, then a stalwart bank in Tulsa. She was fortunate to be a member of that bank’s first training program, specializing in commercial lending. She stayed at First National until 1983, when she moved to Fourth National Bank, also a Tulsa tradition at that time, where she became vice president and commercial lending officer.

She joined Valley National Bank in 1997 as senior vice president.
She is married to Mike McCoy and they have two sons, Matt and Scott, both graduates of Jenks High School and the University of Oklahoma. Their daughter-in-law, Brittany McCoy is an native and OU graduate.

McCoy says a great strength of Valley National Bank is its outstanding employees, many of whom have been with the bank in excess of ten years. “Customer service is a priority at Valley. We appreciate our customers and work hard for them.”

Additional Valley Bank News:
Tom Biolchini joined the board in 2008. He is an associate in the law firm of Stuart, Biolchini and Turner. He earned his undergraduate, and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife Jessica have one daughter.

Blake Moffatt was promoted to chief lending officer in March. Blake joined Valley National Bank in 2007 as Senior Vice President and Bixby Market President. Blake has an extensive commercial lending background in the greater Tulsa area. Blake grew up in Mississippi, attended the University of Mississippi and graduated from in 1980 with a degree in business administration. Moffatt is a 1992 SWGSB graduate. He is married to Sally and they have one daughter, Hannah, who attends .

Nick Presson was promoted to vice president and secretary to the board of directors. Presson joined Valley in 2004 after graduation from Rogers State University with a bachelors degree in finance.

Presson is a commercial lending officer in addition to his board responsibilities.

Updated 09-08-2010

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