Successful Women at Advantage Bank


Kaela Kennedy Kaela Bean promoted to Senior Vice President

Kaela Bean has been promoted from Vice President and HR Director to Senior Vice President at Advantage Bank. Kaela has been employed with Advantage Bank since 2007, and has taken on many roles including Security Officer, Network Administrator, HR Director, Events Coordinator, and digital marketing. Kaela is a part of the Middle Management team and is also joining the Senior Management Team.


Geana Heath promoted to Vice President

Assistant Vice President Geana Heath has been promoted to Vice President, taking on new responsibilities as Assistant to the Cashier along with maintaining the operations of Advantage Bank. Geana has proven her leadership during her employment with the bank since 2004. She is a member of the Middle Management Team.


Sarah Moyer promoted to Assistant Vice President

Sarah Moyer has been serving as the Branch Manager of the Midwest City bank, where she has also been a Bank Associate, New Accounts Representative, and Lending Assistant. Sarah has worked at both the Spencer and Midwest City branches of Advantage Bank since starting her employment in 2003. She continues to manage the MWC branch while participating in events through the Midwest City, Choctaw, and Harrah Chambers of Commerce. She is also a part of the Middle Management Team.


Ashley Jernigan-120x150Ashley Jernigan Promoted to Bank Associate Operations Officer

Congratulations to Ashley Jernigan, who has been promoted from Executive Bank Associate Manager, to Bank Associate Operations Officer, operating out of the Spencer branch.  Ashley began her banking career with Advantage Bank in 2009 as a teller, and has also worked and trained in the Accounting, New Accounts and Loan Departments to become a Personal Banker, before moving into her more recent management roles. She has been employed with Advantage Bank since 2009. She is a part of the Middle Management Team and is currently taking on new responsibility with BSA.


Linda White promoted to New Accounts Representative

Linda White has been promoted from Senior Bank Associate to Assistant Bank Associate Manager, and now to New Accounts Representative. Since joining the bank in early 2015 Linda has served customers at both Spencer and Midwest City branches of Advantage Bank. She is currently not only helping customers open new accounts and make changes to their current accounts, but also assists with setting up IRAs, trust accounts, and online banking.


Jody Atkison promoted to Lending Assistant

Since joining the staff of Advantage Bank in 2009, Jody Atkison has served in several roles, including Bank Associate, Accounting Associate, Senior Accounting Associate, and Assistant Bank Associate Manager. She has now been promoted to a position in the Loan Department as a Lending Assistant, where she helps with construction loan servicing and many other duties.

Danita Hayes 125x163Danita Ann Rose Named President of Advantage Bank, Randy Smith Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Advantage Bank has announced a change in management structure as of January 2015. Randy Smith, who has served as Advantage Bank’s President for over 23 years, will remain Chairman of the Board as well as Chief Executive Officer of the 104 year old financial institution, while Danita Ann Rose will take over day-to-day operations in her new role as President of Advantage Bank as well as Chief Financial Officer and Cashier.

Danita Ann Rose, who has served on the Board of Directors and as Executive Vice President for the past several years, has been named as the new President of Advantage Bank as well as Chief Financial Officer and Cashier. Rose began her banking career in 1983. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, a Master’s Degree in Management, and is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City class XVII. In 1997, Danita became the President of Strategic Advantage, where she traveled throughout the state as a bank consultant specializing in Management Training, Strategic Planning and Human Resources Compliance. In that capacity, she also served as a consultant for Advantage Bank from 1998 until joining the staff of Advantage Bank in 2004. She is a graduate of Leadership Midwest City and the Tinker AFB COMMSTAR program, is active with the Del City and Oklahoma City Chambers of Commerce and serves on the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She also serves as an adjunct professor with Southern Nazarene University. She currently resides in Midwest City.