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Jim Smith, Community Bank President, Clinton LocationJim Smith and Jeff Smith Join OakStar Bank

Press Release Date: July 21, 2017

Jim Smith, Community Bank President, Clinton

Longtime community banker and Clinton resident, Jim Smith, will lead the Clinton team as Community Bank President. Jim is a graduate Missouri State University and a 2001 Outstanding Alumni of Missouri State University. He is deeply rooted in the Clinton community and the banking community at large. His community involvement includes: past President of Clinton Rotary Club, past President of Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Director of Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation, Treasurer and Director of the Henry County Community Development Corporation, and President of Whiteman Area Leadership Foundation (Whiteman Air Force Base). Jim has over fifty years of banking experience and has served as both the President of the American Bankers Association (Washington, D.C.) and the President of the Missouri Bankers Association (Jefferson City, MO). 

Jeff Smith, Vice President, Clinton LocationJim is joined by his son, Jeff Smith, who will serve as Vice President of the Clinton location. Jeff has over eighteen years of banking experience, is a graduate Missouri State University and received his MBA from Baker University. Jim and Jeff are excited to be bringing community focused banking back to the Clinton area.


Jeff Smith, Vice President, Clinton

Teri Harper, Vice President of Mortgage BankingOakStar Bank Welcomes Teri Harper as VP of Mortgage Banking

Press Release Date: July 17, 2017

OakStar Bank is pleased to welcome Teri Harper as Vice President of Mortgage Banking. Teri has over nine years of experience in the mortgage banking industry and is a Veteran with the US Navy. Teri has been recognized by her peers as being in the top 2% of loan originators in a previous market and is a member of the Loan Directors Club for consistently producing over $1.5 million in loans.

When asked what she likes most about being a mortgage lender, Teri said, "My ultimate goal is to create lasting relationships with each of our clients so that we may continue providing excellent service for many years to come."

Teri can be reached at her office (417-616-5888), by cell (503-290-6465), or via email at

Steve Henderson, VP of Commercial Lending, Bolivar MO

OakStar Bank Welcomes Steve Henderson as VP of Commercial Lending
Press Release Date: June 14, 2017

OakStar Bank is excited to welcome Steve Henderson as Vice President of Commercial Lending (Bolivar). Steve is a long-term resident of the Bolivar community and brings thirty-one years of lending experience to our team.

Steve can be reached at his Bolivar office (417.327.4480), by cell (417.399.1956), or via email.

OakStar Bank SmatFlower OakStar Bank Cuts Ribbon on First Commercial Solar smartflower in the U.S.
Press Release Date: May 10, 2017

Randy Johnson, President and CEO of OakStar Banks says “We are excited to partner with Sun Solar in the commercial application of this environmentally friendly energy technology. We hope other businesses in Springfield, and across the nation, will join us in this cutting edge, clean energy initiative. At OakStar we continually focus on progress that is beneficial to our organization and beneficial to our communities. This solar project was a perfect fit for that focus.”

The smartflower installation is the next in a line of solar projects that OakStar Bank has added to their properties. After the Battlefield addition, the company will have a total of 7 separate solar installations totaling over 340 kW – enough to power over 20 typical US homes.

Clara Boggs, VP of Commercial Lending, Buffalo MO OakStar Bank Welcomes Clara Boggs as VP of Commercial Lending
Press Release Date: May 8, 2017

OakStar Bank is excited to welcome Clara Boggs as Vice President of Commercial Lending. Clara will be serving the Buffalo community initially from our office on South Ash Street but will move to our downtown location once it is complete.

Clara can be reached at her office 417.345.4242 or via email.

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