Ada — At the February meeting in Stratford of Oklahoma Heritage Bank’s (“OHB”) Directors, two lifelong Ada residents, Phyllis Danley and Keri Coleman-Norris, were elected to the bank’s Board, bringing the roster to nine directors along with four advisory directors.
Phyllis Danley has served as Executive Director of the East Central University Foundation Inc. since 2009, and prior to being named to the Foundation directorship, she was the long-time CEO of the East Central Credit Union in Ada. The University’s foundation, organized in 1970, supports scholarships and capital improvements for ECU through fundraising and endowments. In 2007, she received the Oklahoma Credit Union League's Professional of the Year Award, and in 2011 she also assumed the title and responsibilities as Director of University Advancement and Alumni Relations.
Danley has served on the boards of the Ada Arts and Heritage Center, the Ada Arts Council, Habitat for Humanity, Ada Regional United Way, Ada Kiwanis Club, and the Ada Chamber of Commerce. In her spare time, Phyllis is a musician and currently serves as an accompanist at the First United Methodist Church in Ada and also at the East Side Christian Church in Tulsa.
She is the daughter of the late Dr. James O. Danley and the late Wanita Danley-Plunk, both of whom were well-known professors at ECU. Danley, both of her parents, her brother Forrest Danley, and her sister, the late Mari Lea Danley Davis, are all ECU graduates. She has two children, Andy Taylor and Evan Taylor, and three grandchildren, all of whom live in Tulsa.
Keri Coleman-Norris is the daughter of Dr. Rick Coleman, Ada anesthesiologist, and Glenda Gray, R.N., Ada. Coleman-Norris was educated in Ada and at Oklahoma City University School of Law. After serving as an associate attorney at the Oklahoma City law firm of Crowe Dunlevy and at Hunton & Williams in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2003 she returned to Ada as General Counsel for LegalShield (formerly PrePaid Legal Services, Inc.).