For a boy who didn’t have running water or electricity until he was 11 years old and attended a one room schoolhouse, Ted McGuire has had quite the career. Ted McGuire took a sleepy country bank with one branch, formerly known as Rogers County Bank, and built it into a statewide powerhouse. As President of RCB Bank, Ted led the bank in growing to more than 18 statewide branches with an asset size of $1.2 billion.

First expanding cautiously locally into communities like Owasso, Collinsville, Skiatook, and Broken Arrow, you will now see Ted’s RCB banner on the name of banks like Nichols Hills in Oklahoma City, Edmond, and Ponca City

Ted would be the last one to claim the success for himself during his 25 years at RCB. He knew that a leader was only as good as those he could attract to work with him. Ted was a pioneer in developing good incentive programs for RCB including health benefits, profit sharing, and an employee stock ownership program. Ted also was involved in his community serving as President of the Claremore Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Claremore Regional Hospital Board, and other services.

The little bank that began in the 1930s as Rogers County Bank is now one of the strongest and most respected banks in the state thanks to Ted McGuire. He’s retiring after a 43 year career in banking, but you can bet he won’t stop working. This farm boy has got work in his blood and you can be sure he will be doing something else in the near future.

Thanks, Ted, for your leadership in banking and our community. You’ve made a mark!

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