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Oklahoma Bondsman Association Elects New President, Directors

The Oklahoma Bondsman Association (OBA) announced the election of Ken Boyer, Jr., Rochelle Ashcraft and David Koelsch to its board of directors last month. Boyer will succeed Raymond Merrill as OBA board president. Ashcraft and Koelsch will fulfill the roles of NW Director and SE director, respectively, and will represent and manage affairs of OBA within their areas of Oklahoma. 

“We are adding three outstanding bondsmen to OBA’s board, each of whom know and care greatly for our industry and clients,” said Raymond Merrill, past president of OBA. “Their exceptional knowledge and experience will be vital as we work to improve our organization and impact the criminal justice system in Oklahoma. I know the board will continue to be in exceptional hands with these strong leaders.” 

Boyer has been a licensed bondsman for more than 35 years and is the owner and operator of Ken Boyer Bail Bonds in Oklahoma City, a company founded by his father. Prior to his work as a bondsman, he owned three restaurants and studied accounting at the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University. 

“It’s an honor to be elected president of this association by my peers,” said Ken Boyer, recently-elected president of OBA. “I look forward to promoting our role in public safety and ensuring the voices of victims are heard throughout our criminal justice system.” 

Ashcraft owns and operates ACE Bail Bonds in Enid. She has over 21 years of experience in the bail industry and also serves as a statewide process server, tasked with delivering civil court documents to individuals, businesses and government agencies. 

Koelsch has been a bail bondsman since 2008. He is the executive supervisor for Abraham’s Bail Bonds in Norman. Along with 25 years of experience in fleet management and government regulations, he holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in business marketing from the University of Central Oklahoma. 

For more information about the Oklahoma Bondsman Association, or to learn more about its board of directors, visit okbondsman.com or call 405-524-5920.