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Paul H. Cornell has over 20+ years of wide-ranging experience in public accounting, bank and bank holding company senior management. A results-oriented and highly organized leader, Paul is effective at finding creative solutions to all challenges, and getting results.
Paul serves as President of Citizens Bankshares, Inc. and Board member for Citizens State Bank. In this role, he developed and executed a strategy to raise capital and significantly grow Citizens through asset purchases from an affiliated bank, as a tool to allow the affiliate bank to shrink its balance sheet and create excess capital. He also established a strategy to form a new subsidiary to maintain the bank’s position in the mortgage business.
Paul also is a Partner with Premier Consulting Partners and represents StoneCastle Financial Corporation and other offerings to the banking industry.
Throughout his tenure as President of Spirit Bankcorp, Inc. and Deputy CEO and Board member of SpiritBank, Paul was responsible for affiliate expansion, development of an effective insurance agency solution, serving as the primary officer for its wholesale mortgages subsidiary, leading all capital market initiatives for the holding company, and development of an in house secondary market mortgage solution.
Paul is currently serving as Acting Chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association and is active in the American Bankers Association. Paul serves the community and the state as a Regent and Vice Chairman for Tulsa Community College, Governor of the OSU Foundation Board of Governors and a Board Member of the Tulsa Chapter of Young Presidents Organization. Paul is past chairman of the OSU Alumni Association, Tulsa Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, the Bristow Chamber of Commerce, and the Bristow Rotary Club. Paul is also a member of the Economic Club of Oklahoma and the Tulsa Downtown Rotary Club.
Paul is a 1994 graduate of Oklahoma State University with a BS in Accounting, became a CPA in 1995, and is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s Citizen’s Academy.
Paul is married to Tabitha, and they are proud parents of four children.Back to Top
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