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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Bert Mackie…Local Legend

Bert has been a mainstay in the Enid Community for many years.  His strong leadership skills and gentle influence has made him the  “go-to guy” for many local, state, and national projects.  Over the years he has helped Enid become a better city with his knowledge in all areas of Finance, Public Utilities, Health Care, Education, Postal Operations, Local State and Federal Government Relations, Industrial Development and vast knowledge in policymaking, long-range corporate strategy, and making successful corporate business decisions.  

Bert served the country in the U.S. Army Reserves for 6 years.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and  Finance from Phillips University, getting his degree as a non-traditional student.  He later earned an Honorary Master of Law Degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.  

Bert Mackie continued his 58-year banking career with the same institution.  He began his career in 1962 in the Bookkeeping and Proofs department of Security National Bank.  He held positions in all areas of the bank until becoming President in 1990.  Bert held this position until 2006 and continues to serve as the Vice-Chairman of the bank’s Board of Directors.  

Bert is a kind man who most consider a friend.  He certainly is that to the Enid Community.  

Mr. Mackie has served on numerous boards including Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Security National Bank and an Asset Manager for the Hamm Financial Group, Director of ONEOK Inc. founding member of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, Oklahoma Academy for Goals, Board of Governors for St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, President of Oklahoma Jaycees, the Garfield County Joint industrial Foundation and Enid Economic Coalition, United Way, Northwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation Investment Committee, Northern Oklahoma College Board of Trustees, and Enid Higher Education Council.

Bert is a past regent on the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and while serving as Chairman of the Board the state started the Concurrent Enrollment program for high school seniors.  He served on the governing board of the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and an advisory board member of Oklahoma City University School of Business.  President Ronald Regan appointed him to the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service, where he served for 10 years, cutting costs and stabilizing rates and even served as Chairman of the Board.  

Bert has been a strong advocate for higher education in Oklahoma and a leader in fundraising efforts for student scholarships, particularly through the Enid Higher Education and Scholarship campaigns.  In 2011, Northern Oklahoma College formally dedicated their planetarium as the “Bert and Janice Mackie Planetarium.” They have touched so many lives through their dedication, service, support of the college, to higher education, and the Enid Community.  

Bert resides in Enid and is married to Janice.  Together they have two sons, Dr. Stephen Mackie of Ames, and David Mackie and family of Oklahoma City.  

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Molly Nicholas
Molly Nicholashttps://www.nicholasrres.com/
Enid Realtor and Long Time Resident providing Excellent Intergrity Based Customer Service. Home Staging and Listing Specialist.

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