Major Executive Search Recruits Chief Executive Officer for NBC, Blue Sky Bank and Bank of Cushing

November 2019

Brian Schneider
Chief Executive Officer

Major Executive Search announces the successful completion of an assignment placing Brian Schneider as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for NBC, Blue Sky Bank and Bank of Cushing located in Tulsa, OK. Search partner Patty Meagher Clare conducted the assignment along with founder and CEO, Sue Major for Major Executive Search.

Schneider has over 30 years of banking experience ranging from managing middle market corporate lending for one of the nation’s largest banks to building a high growth community bank that ranked in the top quartile of the nation’s most profitable banks. Most recently, Schneider served as the Chairman/CEO of the First National Bank of Beeville (Beeville, TX) for more than six years in which the bank’s assets grew over 50% and profitability grew over 300% until its merger in 2019 with Spirit Bank of Texas (STXB), a publicly-traded Texas bank.

Gentner Drummond, majority owner of NBC, commented “Recruiting Brian from San Antonio is one of the Oklahoma banking industry’s greatest coups of the decade. He is an exceptional leader who will shift the paradigm, bringing great value to our customers and employees while remarkably enhancing the financial industry in our banking communities of Tulsa, Cushing, Pawhuska and Cleveland.”

“The Blue Sky Bank and Bank of Cushing culture, community commitment and strategic positioning are the characteristics that prompted my move to Tulsa,” Schneider said.

“These banks are on the precipice of something unique, and I am excited to be part of their future. Shelley and I are already enchanted with Oklahoma and are eager to ingrain ourselves in the Tulsa community.”

“We are enthusiastic about the growth which we anticipate will occur under Brian’s guidance,” stated Patty Meagher Clare, Major Executive Search.

Blue Sky Bank was originally chartered in Osage County, Okla. in 1905 as the Bank of Commerce in Pawhuska. During the last 113 years, it has grown and changed names several times, being known as the National Bank of Commerce, NBC Bank and, most recently, Citizens Bank of Oklahoma. While maintaining its roots in Pawhuska, the bank grew first to mid-town Tulsa in 2004 and then expanded into Cleveland, Okla. in 2014. Citizens Bank was renamed Blue Sky Bank on November 1, 2016. For more information, please visit

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