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Michael and Jamie have over 20 years of combined experience as lenders in the Oklahoma City Metro area. Let them provide you with the most experienced advice and guidance available for all of your healthcare banking needs.
Senior Vice President
Assistant Chief Lending Officer
Healthcare Banking Division Manager
As Senior Vice President and Division Manager of Healthcare Lending at First Liberty Bank, Michael Levine works to bring customers a higher level of service. "At First Liberty Bank, we strive to be an invaluable asset to our clients by making a real difference in their lives. We achieve this by being their strategic partner on a banking and advisory level," says Levine. "I thoroughly enjoy working with healthcare providers. Growing a medical or dental practice isn't like growing any other small business, and I understand the unique challenges and financial needs of Oklahoma healthcare providers," he adds. "Working with the people that care for our community is a pleasure."
He began his local banking career in 2006 as a Financial Sales Representative, then served as a branch manager and commercial loan officer. He started as a commercial lender at First Liberty Bank in 2015, quickly rising to his current Healthcare Banking Division Manager role.
Michael was selected as an Honor Student in the 2015 Oklahoma Bankers Association Intermediate Banking School class before attending the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, where he graduated in 2019. In 2018, Levine was named to Banking Exchange Magazine's NextGen 20 under 40, a national publication, and in 2021 received First Liberty Bank's Top Commercial Loan Officer Award.
Well-known in the local business community, he was named one of Oklahoma City's 50 Most Powerful Young Professionals in 2020, 2021, and 2022. In 2021, he was selected as one of The Journal Record's Achievers Under 40.
Committed to the industry he serves, Michael was appointed in 2020 to the Oklahoma Dental Foundation Board. Also, in 2020, he was appointed Treasurer to the Oklahoma County Medical Society Community Foundation.
Outside of his involvement with healthcare organizations, Michael served as a Trustee of the Heritage Hall Alumni Association Board, formerly holding the position of Treasurer for two years. He has also served as a board member of the Intermediate Banking School and the Commercial Lending School for the Oklahoma Bankers Association. Levine is an active member of the Greater Oklahoma City and the Northwest Oklahoma City Chambers of Commerce and currently serves as an Ambassador of the State of Oklahoma for the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. Michael was elected to the Quail Creek Golf and Country Club Board in 2022.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma and the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado, Michael has volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, United Way Day of Caring, The Regional Food Bank, and the YWCA. In 2016, Levine graduated from Leadership Northwest; in 2018 graduated from L.O.Y.A.L. Class XIII.
Jamie Vafadar joined First Liberty Bank as a Credit Analyst in 2016. Vafadar worked as a Portfolio Manager for several commercial lenders in OKC and Norman from early 2018 to late 2020. She transitioned in 2020 to Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager and Executive Assistant to Scott Hughes, First Liberty Bank's Chief Lending Officer. Since July 2021, she has worked with Michael Levine, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Banking, as a Vice President of Healthcare Banking. She received First Liberty Bank's Employee Service Award for 2022.
First Liberty Bank's Healthcare Division specializes in lending for physician and dental practices in the Oklahoma City Metro. "Executive Management encourages and supports staff to advance within the bank, and I'm delighted to be working with Michael in helping local practices grow and thrive.", said Vafadar.
Jamie brings broad banking experience to her role as a commercial lender. She has worked in the financial services industry since 2004 and has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. She graduated from the Intermediate School of Banking at the Oklahoma Banker's Association in June 2022.