Alicia Wade is an President and Chief Operating Officer for Valliance Bank. Alicia has been with Valliance for the last 13 years. She oversees all departments of the bank including both Bank and Branch Operations, Compliance, Cybersecurity, Physical Security, Information Technology, Marketing and Deposit Growth. With more than 22 years of banking experience, Alicia fully embraces the community bank spirit amidst the ever-growing changes in the financial services field.
Alicia attended the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, where she studied Finance. Her career in banking first began while she was in school as a part time Teller at United Bank. Upon graduating, she briefly dabbled in real estate and began working at Arvest Bank. She served as the Assistant Branch Manager, helping open the very first Arvest branch inside Walmart in Oklahoma which is still there today. In 2001 she was given the opportunity to return to community banking as the Operations Supervisor at Exchange National Bank in Moore.