AVB Bank Announces New Vice President of Commercial Lending

Kelli Sowell
AVB Bank Announces New Vice President of Commercial Lending
(Broken Arrow, OK) – AVB Bank is pleased to announce that Chris Burdan has joined the Bank as Vice
President. She is responsible for commercial lending and business development. Burdan’s office is
located in the heart of the Rose District at the Downtown Broken Arrow branch of AVB Bank (302 South
Main Street).
“Throughout Chris’ extensive banking career, she has developed a talent for assessing customer needs
and assisting clients in growing their businesses. She has a strong customer service focus and
exemplifies AVB’s mission to serve, connect and succeed together,” said Ted Cundiff, AVB Bank
President and Chief Executive Officer. “Chris’ extensive experience and commitment to the success of
our customers and community is an asset to AVB Bank.”
Burdan has over 30-years banking experience, serving most recently as vice president of lending at
BancFirst in Claremore (Rogers County). Burdan’s banking career began at that same bank, formerly
known as 1st Bank Oklahoma.
With a focus on commercial real estate lending, Burdan is a graduate of the Omega Lending School and is
actively involved in the Rogers County Builders Association and Claremore Chamber of Commerce.
Burdan and her husband, Monte Linihan, reside in Oologah.
Founded in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, in 1905, AVB Bank is a fourth-generation family-owned
community bank with locations in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. The Bank offers a variety of
competitive deposit and lending solutions for businesses and individuals, including checking and
sweep accounts, commercial and small business loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate
finance loans, credit cards, merchant services, remote deposit capture, and online services
including bill payment and cash management. MEMBER FDIC. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY LENDER.