J. Craig Buford

Real Estate Broker, Auctioneer
Buford Resources, Inc.

Craig Buford joined the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma in 2004 as president and CEO. Since that time, the association’s membership has grown by 50 percent, dues have increased, and members have received greater value through educational programs, legal advice, record–setting conventions, winter conferences, and national recognition. Association members serve on national committees and boards. This organization now has both a state and national lobby presence.

Buford has the industry recognition as a Certified Association Executive (CAE), the highest certification presented by the American Society of Association Executives. He has been recognized by his peers and the industry, being appointed to the boards of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and ICBA Mortgage, elected to the board of the Oklahoma Society of Association Executives (OSAE), and named the 2008 Association Professional of the Year by OSAE.