Publisher: Ken Mixon
Trade paper, $20.27
September 2, 2016
Who do you think of when you think of a banker? Perhaps you think of the bankers trying to foreclose on Kevin Costner's farm in Field of Dreams? Bankers are usually portrayed as jerks who are trying to foreclose on widows and orphans. I have been a banker for nearly forty years and I want to show you some different sides to one banker - me.
I come from a family of story tellers, from my father's mother's family, the Gillhams. When a Gillham told a story at the campfire, you could feel the heat of the sun beating down and hear the calling of an owl just as if you were there.
The stories in this book are half from banking and half from my hunting, my dogs, and my childhood. Some of the stories are humorous, some are serious, and some are a little of both. As you read, you will hopefully share my puzzlement as I listen to a loan request, feel the pounding of a buck's hooves on the dirt as it gallops toward me, and hear my father's whistle. If you do, I have accomplished my goal in writing this book. http://www.kenmixontexasbanker
Ken Mixon was raised in Atoka, Oklahoma and graduated from Atoka High School in 1974. He attended Oklahoma Baptist University and graduated in 1977 with a degree in business administration.
In 1977, he started his banking career as an auditor with First National Bank in Oklahoma City. He worked as a teller and other positions in banks in Oklahoma before moving to Texas in 1982. At that time, he became Cashier and Chief Financial Officer at First City Bank Gateway in Beaumont, Texas. In 1985, he returned to Oklahoma to work for a couple of years at a bank in central Oklahoma.
In 1987, he moved back to Texas for good when he accepted a position with First City Bank in Richardson. In 1989, he became President of First City Bank in Garland. From 1994 to 2012, he worked at a number of Dallas area banks. In 2012, he became President and CEO of City National Bank in Corsicana, where he remains today.
Ken is a member of First Baptist Church in Richardson and is very proud to be a Rotary member in Corsicana. One of his biggest passions is being involved in selecting the high school senior to receive the Corsicana Rotary Scholarship each year.
Ken is a big fan of the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, and Oklahoma Sooners. He enjoys hunting and fishing and being with family and friends.