Financial: James Bygland, Stillwater National Bank [Tulsa World, Okla.]
(Tulsa World (OK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 25--James Bygland named CIO for Stillwater National Bank
Stillwater, Okla. -- Southwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKSB) announces that James Bygland has been named Chief Information Officer for its subsidiaries, Stillwater National Bank (SNB) and Bank of Kansas effective immediately. Bygland is a highly experienced Technology and Operations Executive who brings 20 years of technical and operations technology planning to Southwest.
Previously, Bygland was CIO, Executive Vice President at West Coast Bancorp in Salem, Oregon where he directed all Information Technology resource planning, budgeting and operational initiatives. He also has served as Senior Vice President for Alex Sheshunoff Management Services in Austin, Texas and as a Vice President with FiServ, Inc. in the San Antonio, Texas market.
"We are extremely excited about the abilities Jim brings to our organization," stated Mark Funke, President and CEO of Southwest. "He possesses exceptional leadership skills and outstanding business and project management experience that will enhance Southwest's banks infrastructure and data management."
Bygland is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. He will oversee all Operations, Information Services and Loan Services departments for the company. Bygland will office in Southwest's headquarter city, Stillwater, OK.
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