PHS Alumni Honor Roll Member
Charles Richard “Chuck” Hall
Class of 1985
Charles R. (Chuck) Hall is a fourth-generation descendant of a pioneer family, settling near Perry during the Cherokee Strip Land Run. The son of George W. Hall and Juana B. Hall and the grandson of Perry natives Ora Richard and Matilda (Ringler) Hall, Chuck is most proud of being the third generation of a banking family legacy that spans more than 140 years.
After PHS graduation in 1985, Chuck attended Northern Oklahoma College and East Central University as a member of the collegiate golf team. He then joined the Oklahoma Bankers Association as a registered lobbyist and as the Director of Government Relations where he drafted, lobbied and successfully passed among others – two landmark pieces of Oklahoma banking law including Oklahoma’s Interstate Bank Branching Act and the state’s De Novo Bank Branching Act. Additionally, he created and chaired the Banking Leadership Oklahoma Committee (BLOK) designed to develop, educate and create network opportunities for future Oklahoma bank managers and executives.
Returning to Perry in 1994, Chuck joined the board of directors for the Exchange Bank & Trust Company and its parent – Perry Bancshares Inc. By 2000 he was elected to serve as chairman of both boards and in 2008 became the chief executive officer – positions he holds to this date. Under his supervision, the bank has experienced remarkable growth without sacrificing the sound banking principles that are rooted in Chuck’s heritage. In 2009, the bank opened its second facility in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2012 the American Bankers Association nationally recognized the Exchange Bank as one of this country’s “Top 100 Performing Community Banks.”
Outside of his banking career, Chuck has spent 20 years promoting and improving the quality of life for all Perry residents. In 1995, he was appointed to fill an unexpired term as Perry’s city treasurer and in 1997, he was elected to a four-year term in that office. In 2001, Hall was elected to a four-year term on the Perry City Council. In April of 2007, Chuck was elected to a four-year term as Perry’s first mayor under its new home rule charter form of government and was reelected to a second term in April 2011 unopposed. While serving as Perry mayor, he also chaired the Perry Municipal Trust Authority and served seven years on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority. In 2011, Hall was elected by Oklahoma cities to serve on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Municipal League and in 2013 was elected by the league as vice president of the state association. In December 2013, he resigned his position as mayor after seven and one-half years to accept a position on the board of directors of the 10th District Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank – OKC Branch.
Married to Amy Wilkinson Hall, the couple have three daughters (Ashley Hall-Moore, Sydney R. Hall and Riley L. Hall) and one granddaughter. In his spare time, Chuck enjoys foreign missions and has taken multiple trips to Niamey, Niger, West Africa, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Recently, he has been invited to consult for Water4, an Oklahoma-based nonprofit organization that was created to establish sustainable water sources in third-world countries. He still enjoys frequent rounds of golf and is an accomplished team roper and an avid fisherman. The family regularly attends the LifeChurch Stillwater Campus.