OHS Board of Directors
District 4, Altus
Term expiring 2024
Ken Fergeson has been a major contributor to the banking industry and played key roles in his community and state as the chairman of NBC Oklahoma in Altus, Oklahoma. Fergeson was most recently appointed to the Oklahoma Historical Society by the governor and selected as a 2019 Oklahoma Creativity Ambassador. In 2018 he was honored and inducted into the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s Inaugural Hall of Fame Class. He has served on numerous boards and councils at local, state, and national levels in the banking arena and related to his personal interest in supporting and promoting the arts.
He is a past chairman of Oklahoma Humanities and both the Mid-America Arts Alliance Board and the national organization, Americans for the Arts. He serves on the boards of various arts and other associations, including past chairman of the Oklahoma Arts Institute (OAI), the OAI Foundation Board, past chairman of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum Associate Board, Oklahomans for the Arts, the Three Rivers Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, and the Oklahoma State University Postal Plaza Art Museum. He is past chairman of the American Bankers Association and Oklahoma Bankers Association, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, and the ONE Awards of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. He is a past chairman of Creative Oklahoma, Inc. and also serves on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Heritage Association. His membership on the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority Board is by appointment of the governor of Oklahoma. Fergeson has also served on the Oklahoma Arts Council Board and is past chairman of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and the Oklahoma Transportation Authority. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2009 and has been honored by the Oklahoma Education Association for outstanding service to public education. He received the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award in 1994 and 2000. Fergeson was the recipient of the 2001 Business in Arts Leadership Award by the Business Committee for the Arts, Inc. and Forbes magazine.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s in economics from Texas Tech University. Fergeson and his wife Mary Ann live in Altus, Oklahoma.