American Nation Bank

Main Number: 580-226-6222
Email: bwright@bankanb.com


1901 N Commerce St
Ardmore, OK 73401
Meet The Staff



American Nation Bank (formerly American National Bank) opened for business in May, 1983. The original location was at 10 West Main in what is now known as the Colston building. In January 1984, the home office moved to its present location at 1901 North Commerce, Ardmore, OK.

Since the inception of the bank, Jesse Cross has held the position as CEO, and most of the bank’s founders continue to serve as American Nation Bank’s directors. Thanks to their strong leadership and progressive ideas, American Nation Bank has grown to over $412,000,000 in assets and have added seven branch locations.

American Nation Bank acquired two branches, the Comanche Branch in July 1988, and the Wilson Branch in July 1990. Three other additions are the Lone Grove Branch in September 1994, the Homeland Branch in April 1998 and the South Commerce St. Branch in February 2009. In April, 2010, the Texas division, American Nation Bank was transitioned into branch locations.  This transition added two more locations to serve you–Keller and Saginaw, Texas.   In 2016, American Nation Bank opened a Loan Production Office in Durant, OK, which will become a full service bank in June, 2019.

American Nation Bank promises to keep your money safe and provide you with the best service, as well as inform you on legislation affecting banking.  The vast majority of banks in this country are safe and sound.  We are proud to announce that American Nation Bank has earned a Five-Star Superior rating from Bauer Financial.  This Five-Star rating is the highest rating and indicates that American Nation Bank is one of the safest in the United States.  Our ratings can be viewed at Bauer Financial ratings www.bankstars.com.

The board of directors, officers, and employees are committed to conservative financial policies and diligent risk management practices, allowing us to offer quality service and high level of financial safety and soundness.  Given our financial strength and strong capital position and because American Nation Bank is backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, you can be sure that your money is safe and secure.

Mission Statement of American Nation Bank

The mission of American Nation Bank is to be a full service bank committed to providing the communities we serve with quality financial services and products, while providing a reasonable return to our stockholders. This will be accomplished by acquiring and maintaining high quality investments and creating an environment which will enable officers and employees to reach their full potential. In fulfilling this mission, goals will be pursued which:

  • Provide our customers superior financial products and services. Developing and delivering products that fulfill our customers financial needs is the most essential element in accomplishing our mission.
  • Provide our shareholders with stable long term growth of their investment, while maintaining high standards in the areas of capital strength, asset quality and bank operations.
  • Provide our employees a climate in which they feel stimulated to achieve outstanding performance and in which they can obtain a sense of personal growth and achievement.
  • Serve the financial needs of the communities that we serve.