Board of Directors
Mr. Brown is the Chief Credit Officer of Old Glory Bank and a member of the Board of Directors of Old Glory Bank. Mr. Brown has more than 50 years in banking, including 7 years as a Bank Examiner at the OCC. Mr. Brown has been a Market President for various big banks and has been President and CEO of 3 community banks, plus started 2 de novo banks. Brown served in the US Army and was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in the 1970s.
Secretary Ben Carson
Secretary Carson is an American retired neurosurgeon and politician who served as the 17th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2017 to 2021 and a member of the Board of Directors of Old Glory Holding Company. Secretary Carson was a candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 Republican primaries. He is considered a pioneer in the field of neurosurgery. Secretary Carson has written six best-selling books. Recently, Secretary Carson launched The American Cornerstone Institute, a tax-exempt entity that champions conservative solutions to the problems facing our nation. These fundamental “cornerstones” are Faith, Liberty, Community, and Life.
Mr. Christensen is a member of the Board of Directors of Old Glory Bank and is the former CEO and Chairman of the Board of First State Bank. Mr. Christensen has also been affiliated and involved with First State Bank since 1992 as either an attorney, officer, director or owner. A life-long Oklahoma resident, Mr. Christensen graduated from Oklahoma State and obtained his law degree from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Christensen is the founder, and current Managing Director, of Christensen Law Group, PLLC, a full-service law firm in Oklahoma City, with an emphasis on Banking Law and Employment. For numerous years, he was the President and an officer of the Oklahoma Venture Forum, as well as President and an officer for the Deer Creek-Edmond School Foundation. He is recognized frequently in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, America’s Most Honored Lawyers, and received a Preeminent ranking by Martindale-Hubbell.
Governor Mary Fallin Christensen
Governor Fallin is a member of the Board of Directors of Old Glory Bank and served as the 27th governor of Oklahoma from 2011 to 2019. She was the first and only woman to be elected Governor of Oklahoma. Governor Fallin also served two terms in the US House of Representatives (5th Congressional District), and she was the first Oklahoma congresswoman since Alice Mary Robertson in 1920. Governor Fallin served on the Committees for Small Business, Armed Services, Natural Resources, and Transportation & Infrastructure. Governor Fallin was also elected to serve as the 14th Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma and served for three terms. Governor Fallin served as chair of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association and was the National Chair of the Governor’s Association during her first term in office. In addition, Governor Fallin was the chair of the Republican Lieutenant Governor’s Association.
Mr. Dieste is a member of the Board of Directors of Old Glory Holding Company and is the founder and Executive Chairman of one of the country’s most influential and longest-running multicultural marketing and advertising agencies, Dieste Inc, now owned by a public, corporate communications holding company. Mr. Dieste is a pioneer and recognized authority on multicultural marketing and media and has helped shape and build relevancy for many of America’s iconic brands. Mr. Dieste was inducted to the American Advertising Federation (AAF) “Hall of Achievement” and was named as one of the 100 Most US Influential Latinos in the US. Mr. Dieste serves on multiple boards and has a long history in private equity and technology companies.
Mr. Elder is a member of the Board of Directors of Old Glory Holding Company, a candidate for the Presidency of the United States, an American talk radio and television host, author, film producer, and former candidate for Governor of California. An attorney who hosts The Larry Elder Show, Mr. Elder’s calling card is “we have a country to save,” and that means returning to the bedrock Constitutional principles of limited government and maximum personal responsibility. Mr. Elder is a New York Times best-selling author of four books, including his latest “A Lot Like Me: A Father and Son’s Journey to Reconciliation.” His national TV show “Moral Court” was syndicated across the country and was at one time top rated in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. He won a Los Angeles Emmy for “Best News Special” in 1999 and in 2015 was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Mr. Halford is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations of Old Glory Bank and a member of the Board of Directors of Old Glory Bank. Mr. Halford has an MBA from the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor of Professional Accountancy from Mississippi State University. Mr. Halford has been a CFO and SVP of Operations at various community banks for 30 years. Mr. Halford was a co-founder of First Commercial Bank (Jackson, MS), a $500 million asset bank that he served as CFO for 21 years. Two of the three banks where Mr. Halford has served as CFO were de novo banks.
Mr. Ring is the President and CEO of Old Glory Bank and a member of the Board of Directors of Old Glory Bank and Old Glory Holding Company. Mr. Ring is a corporate lawyer (JD and LLM in Tax), and prior to forming his own law firm, was a partner in the Corporate and Securities Group of the international law firm, Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Mr. Ring has more than 25 years working directly with small- and mid-cap companies and has been highly successful in building and coaching executive teams. Mr. Ring is also a founder and Chief Operating Officer of Haymon Sports, a sports management firm of professional boxers and owner of the Premier Boxing Champions series (PBC), the world’s largest and most successful boxing company. Mr. Ring was also one of the founders and Board Members of Katz Broadcasting, the creator of four over-the-air networks.
Mr. Schneider is Vice President at the Media Research Center and Free Speech America and a member of the Board of Directors of Old Glory Holding Company. Previously, he was the Executive Director of The American Conservative Union (ACU), where he was instrumental in helping ACU re-imagine its flagship event, The Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC. Mr. Schneider started his career in Washington as chief of staff to Congressman Jim Ryun of Kansas. He went on to serve in the George W. Bush Administration, first as the White House Liaison to Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao, then as an aid to the President, and finally as an acting assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services. Before joining ACU, Mr. Schneider held a unique position in the U.S. Senate; over five years, he personally selected 300 participants to serve on various bipartisan boards and commissions in the executive branch during the Obama Administration.
Cleves R. Delp - Advisory Board Member
Mr. Delp has accumulated 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. His efforts have assisted numerous families in navigating the complexities of wealth and family. Mr. Cleves is the co-founder of TFO Partners, LLC, a venture comprised of various firms, including TFO Family Office Partners, TFO Wealth Partners, and TFO Trust Company of South Dakota. These entities provide valuable support to wealthy families, ranking as the 80th largest registered investment advisory firm in the United States when combined. Mr. Delp is also an owner of TDC Life, a high-end wealth transfer life insurance practice with significant transactions in the country. This business, founded by his father in 1958, also includes the successful building and selling of a group benefits practice and a high-end personal lines property & casualty practice.
Mr. Delp is a proud alumnus of Hillsdale College, where he maintains a strong connection with his alma mater as a graduate and esteemed board member. His philanthropic endeavors are channeled through the Delp Family Foundation, known as the Luminous Foundation, which supports Catholic and Constitutional-based charities, contributing to the well-being of communities.