Durant, OK – First United Bank announced Renee Newman, a highly accomplished executive with over 25 years of diverse financial services experience spanning community, regional, and large financial institutions, has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Experience Officer, reporting directly to Greg Massey, Chairman, and CEO of First United Bank. She will drive a consistent customer and employee experience across all channels. She will lead the horizontal-led groups supporting the organization’s community bank system, including Retail, Lending, Product, Program Office, Treasury, and Wealth Management.
“I am excited to welcome Renee to our executive leadership team. Her experience, energy, engagement, and desire to work on purpose-driven efforts make her an incredible leader,” said Massey. “She is a natural choice for this critical role and a leader to get excited about inside our organization.”
In addition to her role, Newman will sit on First United’s Executive Team and serve as a liaison with Mortgage and Insurance, focusing on creating strategic moves to accomplish the organization’s Vision 2030, elevating 10 million lives through love and impact.
Of joining First United, Newman said, “Helping others and improving communities is something I am passionate about. I look forward to working with an innovative entrepreneur like Greg and continually challenging how we deliver tools, resources, and solutions to those we serve.”
As a respected and accomplished financial services executive, Renee is dedicated to community engagement and is active in many professional and civic organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Special Olympics Montana and is a Director of Girl Talk, Inc., a peer-to-peer mentoring program. Newman also serves as an Industry Advisory Board Member for Nymbus and Eko Investments.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Oregon State University and is a Pacific Coast Banking School graduate. She and her family will be relocating from Billings, Montana.
First United’s purpose is to inspire and empower others to Spend Life Wisely, which includes a holistic approach to life that encompasses financial well-being, faith, health and wellness, and personal growth.
About First United Bank: Established in 1900, First United has over 95 bank, mortgage, and insurance locations throughout Oklahoma and Texas. It is one of the largest, well-capitalized banking organizations in the Southwest, with assets of more than $14 billion. It is among the largest privately held community banking organizations in the United States. First United provides a full range of financial services, including banking, mortgage, insurance, and investment products and services, and is dedicated to inspiring and empowering others to Spend Life Wisely®. Learn more at FirstUnitedBank.com. Member FDIC