Mark L. Brace is the current President and Regional Executive at BancFirst-Lawton. He is a native fifth generation Oklahoman. He attended Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where he graduated in 1982 and received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance. He also graduated with honors from the American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware in 1992.
Shortly after his college graduation, Mark began his career in banking and finance and has held many positions in the banking industry. Currently, Mark serves as president of BancFirst Lawton and as regional executive for the Company. BancFirst is a publicly held company and has assets of more than $12.6 billion and serves customers from over 100 locations in 60 communities across the state.
Mark is a member and past president of the Greater Lawton Rotary Club and a founding board member for the Lawton Rotary Leadership Institute. He serves as a regent for the Oklahoma Bankers Association Commercial Lending School. He serves on the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce board of directors as vice chair for Government Affairs and has previously served as chair of the board of directors. Mark is currently the vice chair for the Fires Integration Science and Technology Accelerator Trust Authority (FISTA) of Lawton. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Defense Industry Association (ODIA) and serves on the executive committee as a founding board member and treasurer.
Mark was honored to be selected to attend the Army’s National Security Symposium held at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, PA. He has served on the board of directors for Christian Family Counseling Center of Lawton; the board of trustees for Southwestern Medical Center in Lawton; and on the board of directors for the Lawton Economic Development Corporation.
Mark and his wife Sandra live in Lawton. They have two married children, who both have graduated from Oklahoma State University, and they now have four grandchildren.