Ed Fariss, Senior Vice President and Manager of Commercial Banking at MidFirst Bank, Tulsa, was appointed to the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority by Tulsa Mayor Bill LaFortune. Fariss brings more than 30 years of commercial banking and credit experience to the Port. During his extensive banking career, he held officer positions with several banks in the southeast as well as in Oklahoma. Prior to joining MidFirst, he served Bank of America and its Oklahoma predecessors for more than 15 years as a senior commercial banking executive. Fariss is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance. A long-time leader in the Tulsa community, Fariss is a member of the board of directors for Downtown Tulsa Unlimited and the Tulsa Community College Foundation.