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Who We Are


Banning Investment Group is a team that gives back to our nations heroes. We understand the sacrifice they gave and we will never forget. Our founder and owner, Chris Banning, is a service disabled veteran himself and is a past board member of the Yellow Ribbon Fund (he resigned as a board member when he won his political office.) His continued generosity appears to have no bounds. BIG continues to support the Yellow Ribbond Fund in BIG ways!

About Yellow Ribbon Fund – Yellow Ribbon Fund was established in February 2005 to serve our injured service members as they returned home from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Yellow Ribbon Fund was one of the first veteran service organizations to recognize the importance of keeping the family together during the critical recuperation phase. Through the creation of our key programs: Crossroads and Keystone, we are able to make an impact on veterans and their families all around the world.

Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Fund here.



Work hard, work smart and work ethically. At Banning Investment Group we comply with the Cs of compliance: collaboration, comprehension and communication.


At Banning we understand the chances of our colleagues buying into our compliance policies, we need to get their input from the start.

We meet with our department heads to discuss our policies and processes to find out whether they’re feasible, realistic and achievable – and whether they can be applied fairly across the board.



At Banning we make sure our policies are easy to read and understand. Even more importantly, we make sure they’re written in a way that is informative and intelligent not preachy and prescriptive.


The final and arguably the most important step is to make sure our policies are communicated effectively and embedded in our company’s way of working. We make sure copies of our policies are easy to find and up to date at all times.

We are NOT here solely to make money. We are here to “Change Lives for The Better”. We feel if we stick with this policy first that God will always provide.


As an Oklahoman business and community leader, veteran who served in Desert Storm and Shield, and die-hard Sooners fan (despite his two eldest children attending Oklahoma State University), Chris Banning has impacted residents and veterans. He currently is the acting CEO of Banning Investment Group (BIG) and serves on multiple nonprofit organizations, such as Yellow Ribbon Fund. In April 1995, Banning volunteered to serve his community during the deadliest act of homegrown terrorism in American history. In the immediate wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, Banning was on the frontlines of rescue and recovery missions. For his service to Oklahoma City, he was awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal by the United States Armed Forces. This moment in history has driven Banning to focus his efforts on building opportunities for others in his community.

At Banning, our slogan is “Change Lives for the Better.” All Banning Investment Groups leaders are mandated to attend the Ascend Executive Leadership Training. This training truly sets us apart from the competition and allows all executives to have the same training. Our same training – same vision mindset is so crucial to the success of our organization.


Ascend Executive Leadership Training

Ascend is world-class executive training for high-capacity leaders. Participants will learn practical, real-world strategies from top executives and build lifelong relationships with fellow leaders that create great places to work with world-class results. Ascend has brought together top leaders from across the country to help individuals and organizations reach their full potential. The program selects students that have a strong desire to grow and bring value to the program. 

At Ascend we understand the value of personal relationships, and as a participant you will have the opportunity to develop life-long relationships with Ascend faculty & participants alike.

Learn more about Ascend Executive Leadership Training

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