Alicia Wade

President and Chief Operating Officer, Valliance Bank

Alicia Wade of Valliance Bank will be joining the OKC Women in Leadership LIFT Panel for 2020

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.

Alicia is fully immersed in our community here in Oklahoma. She serves on the board at the Oklahoma Banker’s Association and was the past Chairman of the OBA Compliance School and Operations School. She is the current Chair for the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb that will be taking place at Valliance Bank this March. She furthered her education by graduating from the Southern Methodist University Graduate School of Banking in May of 2018.

Alicia currently lives in Moore, Oklahoma with her three awesome daughters- Avery, Natalie, and Emerson, and her spoiled Aussie Doodle, baby Joey. Sports run deep in the Wade family. When not at work you can find her at one of her daughters’ many sports ventures. She runs a local volleyball club and is the team mom for the girls’ Varsity and Junior Varsity basketball team. She is an avid OKC Thunder fan and takes great pride in supporting Oklahoma City. She is also a member of Life Church. She has a passion for people, and it shines in everything she does.


LIFT Panel Discussion: Leading Multiple Generations in the Workplace
For the first time in history, there are five generations working side by side in the workforce. As Gen Z enters the workplace, these multiple generations now spans roughly 69 years, and each generation brings its own valuable perspective shaped by values, environment, and culture which affect behavior, choices and opportunities. So how do we effective lead in today’s multi-generational workplace? This panel will be a candid discussion about narrowing the generational divide and dispelling myths by understanding the strengths and values of each generation, how to attract and retain talent, and create the workplace of the future through innovation, mutual respect, and intergenerational cooperation.