Mick Thompson was appointed Oklahoma Bank Commissioner September 1, 1992, by Governor David Walters. He was reappointed by Governor Frank Keating in 1996 and 2000, by Governor Brad Henry in 2004 and 2008, by Governor Mary Fallin in 2012 and 2016 and by Governor Kevin Stitt in 2020. Commissioner Thompson has held this position longer than any other bank commissioner in Oklahoma’s history. He comes to the position with experience as executive vice president of Central National Bank in Poteau from 1977 to 1990.
Mick was a state representative from Poteau from 1976 to 1984, serving as chairman of the House Banking and Finance Committee, majority floor leader from 1983-84, and a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committee. During his tenure as chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee, the Oklahoma Legislature enacted the state’s first branch banking and multi-bank holding company laws. Prior to being appointed Bank Commissioner, Mick was director of legislative and governmental relations for the Governor’s Office.
Mick earned a bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, where he currently serves on the School of Business Advisory Council. He earned a master’s degree in education from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, as well as a diploma from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. In 2005, GSBC awarded him the James C. Scarboro Memorial Award, honoring him for providing outstanding leadership to the banking community and banking education nationwide. Mick currently serves as an advisor to the GSBC Board of Trustees.
Mick served as president of the Oklahoma Community Bankers Association from 1988 to 1990 and was chairman of the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority from 1988 to 1989. In May 2003, Mick was named Chairman of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). He has served as a member and Chairman of the CSBS Legislative Committee. He has also served CSBS as Chairman and Vice Chairman of District IV, a member of the national accreditation board, and as chairman of the CSBS Nominating Committee.
In addition, Mick has been a member of the State Liaison Committee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC), Washington, D.C., and is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Washington, D.C.
Mick and his wife, Peggy, make their home in Edmond, Oklahoma. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.