Bank of Oklahoma names Greg Wheeler as Oklahoma City market leader
Wheeler to succeed John Higginbotham in his planned retirement
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Greg Wheeler will succeed John Higginbotham as Oklahoma City Market Leader for Bank of Oklahoma effective January 1, 2022. Wheeler will assume the role of Market Chairman in addition to his current position. as director of the private wealth division of the company.
“I would like to thank John for his years of service and congratulate Greg on his new role,” said Stacy Kymes, COO of BOK Financial who will assume the role of President and CEO when Steve Bradshaw retires. “As a longtime resident, Greg’s passion for Oklahoma City goes hand in hand with his commitment to ensuring the continued success of our business in serving this market.
The change comes as current Market Manager John Higginbotham, who has served as Market Manager since 2016, announced his retirement in spring 2022. Established relationships internally and externally with our customer values and community partners. I am proud of the company we have built and all that has been accomplished by our team, ”said Higginbotham. “Greg will be a great leader in this market, and I wish him and the entire team every success.”
Norm Bagwell, regional banking director for BOK Financial, said Wheeler’s selection as market president not only reflects the considerable strength of the company, but also its goal to comprehensively meet the comprehensive financial needs of businesses and organizations. individuals. “In his many years of service, John has been an example of the kind of leadership we are known for. I am grateful for all of his contributions, ”Bagwell said.
“Greg has been a tremendous leader for the Private Wealth division of the company,” Bagwell continued. “I have no doubt that he will bring the same focus on providing high quality, personalized service to his role as the Oklahoma City Market Manager.”
As Director of Private Wealth at BOK Financial, Wheeler is responsible for providing private banking, personal trust and asset management to the company’s high net worth clients. He is also the CEO of the company’s registered investment advisory firm. Prior to joining BOK Financial in 2003, Wheeler’s 14 years at Bank of America culminated in his last position as Market Manager in Oklahoma.
Originally from Oklahoma City, Wheeler received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA in finance from the University of Oklahoma City. He is currently treasurer of the deadCenter Film Festival, a member of the Town of Nichols Hills investment policy committee and a member of Rotary Club # 29. Greg previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Oklahoma City, as well as Positive Tomorrows and the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League.
“Oklahoma City has always been my home and an important market for BOK Financial,” Wheeler said. “I appreciate John Higginbotham’s years of leadership and look forward to working with this exceptional team to continue to grow Bank of Oklahoma’s presence in this city.
Bank of Oklahoma is part of BOKF, NA, of which BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: BOKF) is a $ 47 billion regional financial services firm based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with more than $ 90 billion in assets under Management and Administration. The company’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ under the Global Select market (BOKF). BOK Financial Corporation’s holdings include BOKF, NA; BOK Financial Securities, Inc .; BOK Financial Private Wealth; and BOK Financial Insurance, Inc. BOKF, NA operates TransFund, Cavanal Hill Investment Management and BOK Financial Asset Management, Inc. BOKF, NA operates banking divisions in eight states such as: Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of Texas and BOK Financial (in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri); as well as having limited-use offices in Nebraska, Milwaukee and Connecticut. Through its subsidiaries, BOK Financial Corporation provides commercial and consumer banking, brokerage, investment, trust and insurance services, mortgage services and services, as well as an electronic funds transfer network. For more information, visit www.bokf.com.