Mark Russell is the CEO of Great Plains Bank and has been in this role since 2010. Mark joined the bank in 2002 as an executive vice president. He was promoted to a division president in 2006. Prior to joining the bank, Mark began his banking career in Dallas in 1987 before working at several banks in the Lawton, Oklahoma area. A Cordell, Oklahoma native, Mark has a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and also attended the Graduate School of Banking of the South, Louisiana State University. Mark enjoys traveling, attending Oklahoma sporting events, playing golf and spending time with his family. Mark and his wife have two grown children and one granddaughter.