Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Steven G. Bradshaw
President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Bradshaw is president and CEO of BOK Financial Corporation, one of the largest bank holding companies in the U.S. He oversees the midwest-based corporation which provides commercial and consumer banking, investment and trust services, mortgage origination and servicing, and the TransFund electronic funds transfer network. Bradshaw became the top executive at BOK Financial in January of 2014.

In his more than 20 years at BOK Financial, Bradshaw has served in a number of roles, ultimately having oversight of every function of the bank at some point. Most recently he served as senior executive vice president and was responsible for all aspects of consumer banking, corporate marketing, mortgage banking, investment securities, trust activities, treasury services, international banking, community development and Community Reinvestment Act responsibilities for all seven banks within the company. He also served as chairman of BOK Financial’s broker-dealer subsidiary, BOK Financial Securities, Inc., and had executive responsibility for two BOK Financial subsidiary banks, Colorado State Bank and Trust and Mobank.

Bradshaw joined the company in 1991 and became president of BancOklahoma Investment Center and BOK Financial Securities, Inc. ( formerly known as BOSC, Inc.) He then served as senior vice president/private financial services manager responsible for a sales, marketing, and support unit comprised of private banking, personal trust and estates, retail brokerage, insurance services, fiduciary tax, real estate and minerals management.

Bradshaw earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma and graduated with distinction from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Very active in the community, Bradshaw currently serves on the board of the Tulsa Regional Chamber and is former chairman of its convention and visitor’s bureau, Visit Tulsa. He serves on The University of Tulsa board of trustees and the board of directors of Oklahoma State University's Lew Wentz Foundation. Bradshaw is a past board member of Tulsa Community Foundation, Tulsa River Parks Authority, Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, YWCA Tulsa, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity, Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS), and Junior Achievement of Oklahoma. He has held numerous other civic and social board positions throughout his career, including active leadership in multiple Tulsa Area United Way campaigns.

Norman P. Bagwell
Executive Vice President, Regional Banks
CEO, Bank of Texas

Norm Bagwell is the chief executive officer for Bank of Texas. He also serves as executive vice president of BOK Financial and is responsible for all Regional Banks, Commercial Banking, Business Banking and Treasury Services across the company’s eight-state footprint. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor’s in Business Administration degrees from Southern Methodist University where he is a distinguished alumnus from the Cox School of Business.


From 1998 to 2007, Bagwell served as the Dallas president of JPMorgan Chase and its predecessor, Bank One Dallas. In this role, he served as the senior executive in the market and was responsible for commercial banking activities in the Dallas region.


Bagwell currently serves on the board of directors for Bank of Texas, Dallas Regional Chamber, Baylor Health Care System Foundation, Cox School of Business, State Fair of Texas and Junior League of Dallas. He is also chairman of the CEO Council of the Dallas Arboretum and is past chairman of the Dallas Regional Chamber. He is a member of the Salesmanship Club, Maverick Chapter WPO, Dallas Assembly and Dallas Citizens Council. He also serves on the board of directors for Panola Company, LTD and is a Managing Partner of Mound Place, LLC.


Bagwell was awarded the Chairman’s Leadership Award from the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2001. In 2005, he received the Distinguished Alumni award from Southern Methodist University and Cox School of Business, as well as the Torch of Conscience award from the American Jewish Congress. In 2013, Bagwell and his wife Robin, received the Margaret Sharpe Award for Community Service.

Joseph A. Gottron II
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Joe Gottron is executive vice president and chief information officer of BOK Financial Corporation, one of the largest bank holding companies in the U.S. In this role, he leads all aspects of bank and information technology operations, including setting the strategic direction for the company’s information technology roadmap and investments. He joined BOK Financial in November 2016 as chief technology officer.

Prior to joining BOK Financial, Joe held a number of leadership roles in a variety of industries and management disciplines. Most recently, he was chief administrative officer of Heartland Bank in Gahanna, Ohio. Prior to that he was chief information officer for eight years at Cardinal Health and six years at Huntington Bancshares. He started his professional career at IBM, where he held leadership roles in sales, marketing and management over the course of a 16 year career.

Joe has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University where he majored in marketing. He graduated magna cum laude in May of 1985.

Prior to relocating to Tulsa, Joe was actively engaged in the community in Ohio. He was a member of the board of trustees at the Columbus College of Arts & Design, a member of the board of education for Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools, and a member of the City of Gahanna Parks & Recreation Board. In prior years, he was the chairman of the 2015 American Heart Association Central Ohio Heart Walk, a member of the board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and actively engaged at his alma mater in a variety of roles. Joe continued his charitable endeavors upon arriving in Tulsa by becoming a member of the Tulsa Area United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society.

Joe and his wife, Angie, have two children and one grandson.

Scott B. Grauer
Executive Vice President, Wealth Management
CEO, BOK Financial Securities, Inc.
Scott Grauer is executive vice president for Wealth Management at BOK Financial and CEO of the company’s broker/dealer BOK Financial Securities, Inc. BOK Financial is one of the largest bank holding companies in the U.S. In his current role, Grauer is responsible for all the company’s wealth management business lines in all markets, including Institutional Wealth, The Private Bank, and International Banking. In addition to his role as CEO of BOK Financial Securities, Inc., he serves as chairman of both of the company’s registered investment advisers, Cavanal Hill Investment Management, and The Milestone Group. Grauer holds numerous FINRA securities licenses, registrations and designations.

Grauer joined BOK Financial in 1991 as part of the company’s acquisition of an independent retail brokerage operation and was named manager of BOKF Financial Securities, Inc. (formerly known as BOSC, Inc.) retail in 1996. In late 1999, he was named president and CEO of the firm and assumed responsibilities for retail, institutional and investment banking activities when BOK Financial first combined these units under one organization.

Under Grauer’s leadership, BOK Financial Securities’ strong revenue growth has been one of BOK Financial’s most prominent success stories.

A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Grauer grew up in Leawood, Kansas and graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, Kansas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas.

Stephen D. Grossi
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Stephen Grossi is executive vice president and chief human resource officer for BOK Financial Corporation, a top 25 US-based regional financial services company. He is responsible for the design and delivery of the company’s human capital strategy which focuses on strengthening the employee experience.

  Grossi came to BOK Financial from PNC Financial Services where he was a senior vice president and led human resource efforts related to large acquisitions and realignments, workforce planning, organizational change, compensation and benefits, as well as talent acquisition and development. Grossi arrived at PNC by way of its acquisition of National City Bank in 2008, where he was the human resource business partner for mortgage, finance and corporate operations information services. As a member of the HR leadership team, Grossi designed and executed a three-year corporate human resource enhancement plan, which included the creation of a new HR operating model to ensure successful delivery of HR services by more than 250 HR professionals.

  Prior to joining National City in December 2002, Grossi owned Capital Consultants, an HR consulting firm that specialized in the design of human capital strategies that link to and drive business results. He successfully implemented a Workforce Planning Process for American Express-Corporate Services in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia. Before his time as a business owner, Grossi was director of Consulting at Nationwide Insurance Company where he worked directly with the CEO and the chief human resources officer to develop corporate-wide employee retention and people strategies.

  Grossi started his professional career with Allstate Insurance Company and holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Glenville State College. He currently serves on the board for the Foundation for Tulsa Schools.

Martin E. Grunst
Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
Martin E. Grunst is executive vice president and chief risk officer for BOK Financial, one of the largest bank holding companies in the United States. As chief risk officer, Grunst is responsible for enterprise-wide risk management and ensuring the company’s compliance with government regulations.

With more than 30 years of experience, Grunst most recently served as treasurer of BOK Financial for the past seven years.

He began his career at Busey Bank, an Illinois-based community bank working in a number of roles including loan operations, mortgage secondary marketing and asset liability management. He then went to Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase) in Columbus, Ohio, where he worked in treasury, corporate finance and line of business finance roles, including asset liability manager for Banc One Ohio Corporation, manager of acquisition planning for the credit card line of business, finance manager for commercial real estate lending, asset liability manager for the retail line of business and finance manager for consumer lending.

Before joining BOK Financial as treasurer in 2009, he served as treasurer for Citizens Bank and Citizens Republic Bancorp in Michigan for six years, where he had the additional responsibility of managing corporate finance.

He previously served on the Jenks Public School Foundation board for six years.

Rebecca D. Keesling
Executive Vice President, Chief Auditor
Becky Keesling is chief auditor for BOK Financial Corporation, a top 25 US-based financial services company. She is responsible for ensuring the Company’s internal controls and risk management activities are designed properly and operating effectively, performing independent assessments of the Company’s compliance with various laws and regulations and serving in an advisory capacity for certain projects ongoing throughout the Company.

Keesling joined BOK Financial in 2004 as vice president and corporate audit manager, and was instrumental in implementing Sarbanes-Oxley controls across the corporation. She also managed the corporate audit team and was the primary interface with the company’s independent auditors. Later, she was promoted to senior vice president and manager of loan portfolio reporting, where she managed a team responsible for financial reporting, as it pertained to the loan portfolio and allowance for credit losses.

Prior to joining BOK Financial, Keesling spent 10 years in the public accounting industry primarily with Ernst & Young LLP where she rose to the position of audit senior manager and served on the BOK Financial account.

Keesling has an accounting degree from Southwest Missouri State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors. She previously served on the board of Undercroft Montessori School in Tulsa and was the treasurer for five years.
Stacy C. Kymes
Executive Vice President, Corporate Banking

Stacy Kymes is executive vice president, Corporate Banking for BOK Financial, a top 25 U.S. based financial services company which provides commercial and consumer banking, investment and trust services, mortgage origination and servicing, and an electronic funds transfer network.

Kymes oversees all the specialized banking areas within the Commercial Banking division, including energy, commercial real estate, healthcare and commercial strategies. He also has oversight for TransFund, the eighth largest ATM network in the US.

Prior to his current position, Kymes served as chief credit officer and was responsible for all aspects of credit administration for BOK Financial, including credit approval, policy administration, loan portfolio reporting, loan and appraisal review, and loan workouts.

Kymes joined BOK Financial in 1996 and has held a number of positions in various areas of the company’s finance and credit divisions. He started in internal audit and ultimately served as chief auditor before moving to the corporate controller position. From there, his responsibilities grew to include mergers and acquisitions as well as investor relations.

In 2008, Kymes was named treasurer, overseeing all asset-liability management, liquidity, capital management and securities portfolio management. He moved to Credit Administration a year later as part of a defined succession plan as assistant chief credit officer before assuming the chief role in 2013.

Kymes graduated from Harding University, summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He began his career at KPMG LLP where he audited public and private companies, primarily in the financial services sector.

Having played a major role in generating economic development opportunities for Tulsa’s downtown core, Kymes assisted with the private fundraising of $30 million and the formation of a public entity to build a new minor league ballpark in the downtown corridor. He currently serves as chairman of the Tulsa Stadium Trust. Kymes also became involved in a successful effort to privatize the local zoo through a public-private partnership between the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Zoo and is the current chairman of Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. 

Marc C. Maun
Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer
Marc Maun is chief credit officer at BOK Financial, a top 25 U.S. based financial services company which provides commercial and consumer banking, investment and trust services, mortgage origination and servicing, and an electronic funds transfer network. He is responsible for all aspects of credit administration for BOK Financial, including credit approval, policy administration, loan portfolio reporting, loan and appraisal review, and loan workouts.

During his 32-year career with BOK Financial, Maun has overseen significant business divisions such as Treasury, International Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Banking and Correspondent Banking. Most recently, Maun served BOK Financial for two years as the chairman and CEO of Bank of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City. Before moving to Oklahoma City in 2013, Maun was chairman and CEO of Bank of Kansas City (now known as Mobank). Under his leadership, Bank of Kansas City grew from a start-up bank in 2006 to more than $440 million in total assets and 130 employees.

Maun is a board member of the Gilcrease Museum National Advisory Council, Impact Tulsa, University of Tulsa Friends and the TU Collins College of Business Executive Council. He is also a graduate of Leadership Tulsa, Class XX and Leadership Oklahoma, Class XI. Maun has served as member of Alzheimer’s Association Memory Gala committee (2017) and will be chairing the event in 2018.

Maun earned a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from The University of Tulsa and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Steven E. Nell
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Steven Nell is executive vice president and chief financial officer for BOK Financial Corporation, one of the largest bank holding companies in the U.S. with banking operations in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Arizona. The company also conducts business through BOK Financial Securities, Inc., TransFund, and Cavanal Hill Investment Management.

With 23 years of experience in the banking industry, Nell is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting, tax, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and investor and community relations. A certified public accountant, Nell graduated from the University of Oklahoma with honors, where he obtained a BBA in accounting. After college, he worked for eight years at Ernst & Young auditing public and private companies.

Nell joined BOK Financial in 1992 as manager of management accounting. He was named controller of management accounting in 1996 and corporate controller in 1999. He became Chief Financial Officer in 2001.

An active community supporter, Nell is a board member of the Community Service Council, YMCA of Greater Tulsa, and a trustee for The Nature Conservancy in Oklahoma. His previous community commitments include serving on the boards of the Jenks Public School Foundation and Street School in Tulsa.

Patrick E. Piper
Executive Vice President, Consumer Banking

Pat Piper is executive vice president, consumer banking services, for BOK Financial, a top 25 US-based financial services company. His responsibilities include all retail delivery and mortgage channels operating under seven brands across eight states, and encompasses the full spectrum of the business unit’s sales, strategy and operations. He is also responsible for BOK Financial’s corporate marketing division.

Piper began his career at Bank of Oklahoma more than 32 years ago in the operations area. Since that time, he has served as manager of consumer banking operations and led a number of significant technology upgrades, introduced new delivery channels and oversaw the consumer banking integration of more than 20 bank acquisitions across six states. Prior to his current position, he served as the head of consumer banking since 2008.

Piper currently serves on the executive committee of the Junior Achievement Oklahoma board of directors and has past experience serving on the Tulsa board of the American Heart Association and chairing the economic development council for Tulsa Public Schools Career and Technology Education.

Board of Directors

George B. Kaiser
Chairman of the Board and majority shareholder of BOK Financial; President and principal owner of GBK Corporation, parent of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company (independent oil and gas exploration and production company); founder of Excelerate Energy and Argonaut Private Equity.
Alan S. Armstrong
Chief Executive Officer, President, and a Director of The Williams Companies, Inc. since January 2011. From 2002 until January 2011, Mr. Armstrong was Senior Vice President – Midstream and acted as President of Williams’ midstream business. Since January 2011, Mr. Armstrong has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Williams Partners L.P. (subsidiaries of Willams), where has was Senior Vice President – Midstream from February 2010, and Chief Operating Officer and a director from 2005.
Charles Frederick Ball Jr.
Senior Chairman of Bank Of Texas (BOT) and formerly its Chairman, CEO & President. Before joining BOT in 1997, he was Executive Vice President of Comerica Bank-Texas and later President of Comerica Securities, Inc.
Peter C. Boylan III
CEO of Boylan Partners, LLC (investment management and advisory organization) since March 2002. From April 2002 through March 2004, Mr. Boylan served as Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Liberty Broadband Interactive Television, Inc. (global technology provider), a company controlled by Liberty Media Corporation. Prior to April 2002, Mr. Boylan was Co-President, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Office of the Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. (media, entertainment, technology and communications company).
Steven G. Bradshaw
President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Bradshaw is president and CEO of BOK Financial Corporation, one of the largest bank holding companies in the U.S. He oversees the midwest-based corporation which provides commercial and consumer banking, investment and trust services, mortgage origination and servicing, and the TransFund electronic funds transfer network. Bradshaw became the top executive at BOK Financial in January of 2014.

In his more than 20 years at BOK Financial, Bradshaw has served in a number of roles, ultimately having oversight of every function of the bank at some point. Most recently he served as senior executive vice president and was responsible for all aspects of consumer banking, corporate marketing, mortgage banking, investment securities, trust activities, treasury services, international banking, community development and Community Reinvestment Act responsibilities for all seven banks within the company. He also served as chairman of BOK Financial’s broker-dealer subsidiary, BOK Financial Securities, Inc., and had executive responsibility for two BOK Financial subsidiary banks, Colorado State Bank and Trust and Mobank.

Bradshaw joined the company in 1991 and became president of BancOklahoma Investment Center and BOK Financial Securities, Inc. ( formerly known as BOSC, Inc.) He then served as senior vice president/private financial services manager responsible for a sales, marketing, and support unit comprised of private banking, personal trust and estates, retail brokerage, insurance services, fiduciary tax, real estate and minerals management.

Bradshaw earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma and graduated with distinction from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Very active in the community, Bradshaw currently serves on the board of the Tulsa Regional Chamber and is former chairman of its convention and visitor’s bureau, Visit Tulsa. He serves on The University of Tulsa board of trustees and the board of directors of Oklahoma State University's Lew Wentz Foundation. Bradshaw is a past board member of Tulsa Community Foundation, Tulsa River Parks Authority, Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, YWCA Tulsa, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity, Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS), and Junior Achievement of Oklahoma. He has held numerous other civic and social board positions throughout his career, including active leadership in multiple Tulsa Area United Way campaigns.

Chester Edward Cadieux III
Chairman and CEO of QuikTrip Corporation (a gasoline and retail convenience chain) since 2002. Mr. Cadieux previously served as Vice President of Sales at QuikTrip Corporation.
Joseph W. Craft III
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Alliance Resource Partners, LLP (a diversified coal producer and marketer) since 1999. Mr. Craft also serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. Previously, Mr. Craft served as President of MAPCO Coal Inc. since 1986.
John W. Gibson
Vice Chairman, Chairman Elect, President and Chief Executive Officer of ONEOK, Inc. and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ONEOK Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of ONEOK Partners, LP. Mr. Gibson joined ONEOK, Inc. in May 2000 from Koch Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, where he was an Executive Vice President.
David F. Griffin
Chairman and CEO of Griffin Capital, LLC. President and CEO, Griffin Communications, L.L.C. (owns and operates CBS affiliated television stations in Oklahoma); formerly President and General Manager, KWTV-9 (Oklahoma City).
V. Burns Hargis
President, Oklahoma State University since March 2008. Prior to becoming OSU President, Mr. Hargis served as Vice Chairman, BOK Financial and BOK and Director of BOSC, Inc. since 1997; formerly Attorney and Shareholder of the law firm of McAfee & Taft (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma). Mr. Hargis is also a director of Chesapeake Energy Corporation.
Douglas D. Hawthorne
Chief Executive Officer, Texas Health Resources. Prior to helping to create Texas Health Resources in 1997, Mr. Hawthorne was CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Systems.
Kimberley D. Henry
Kim Henry has devoted much of her life to education, from her 10 years teaching in the classroom to raising three girls with her husband, Brad. Kim spent most of her teaching career at her alma mater, Shawnee High School, where she taught Oklahoma History, Economics, Government, and Advanced Placement American History. In 1999-2000 she was awarded the Close-Up Foundation’s Linda Myers Chozen Award for Teaching Excellence in Civic Education. Only five other educators across the nation received the honor that year.

Kim serves on the boards of directors for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the Oklahoma Academy of State Goals. Kim is also an advisory board member for the Oklahoma City University Master of Arts Degree in Applied Sociology Emphasizing Nonprofit Leadership. She has also served on the board of directors for the Science Museum Oklahoma, Leadership Oklahoma, Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum and the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.

Kim’s civic involvement has garnered numerous awards and honors. She was the recipient of the 2004 Award of Distinction, given by the Board of Advocates of the University of Oklahoma, College of Education and received the Bill Lowry Library Champion Award for her work in literacy. Kim was awarded the Jasmine Award by the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum as a tribute to her unending concern, dedication, and tireless efforts on behalf of Oklahoma’s children. And in 2006, she received the National Guard Youth Champion Award for selfless contributions to our Nation’s Youth.

In 2008, Kim received the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy’s Champion of Children’s Award and was awarded the Honorary Young Mother of the Year Award by the American Mothers, Inc. In 2009, Kim was honored as the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and was a Festival of Hope honoree, presented by Heartline, for outstanding community leadership and improving the quality of life in Oklahoma. That same year Kim was inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame. She was also honored in 2010 by the Oklahoma Women’s Leadership Conference as the Outstanding Woman Leader of the Year and received the Oklahoma Teachers of the Year 2010 Vision Award for her work in education reform. In addition, Kim was honored in 2012 as an inductee into the Journal Record’s Circle of Excellence which recognizes the sustained achievement of women who have been a Woman of the Year honoree three times.

Kim Henry is currently serving as the Executive Director of Sarkeys Foundation, a private, charitable foundation dedicated to providing support through gifts and grants to Oklahoma’s non-profit organizations. She is married to former Governor Brad Henry, and they have three wonderful daughters, Leah, Laynie and Baylee.
E. Carey Joullian IV
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mustang Fuel Corporation and subsidiaries; President and Manager, Joullian & Co., L.L.C.; Manager, JCAP, L.L.C.
Robert J. LaFortune
Self-employed in investment and management of personal financial holdings. Mr. LaFortune is also a Director of Apco International Oil and Gas, Inc.
Stan Lybarger
Former President and CEO, BOK Financial

Stan Lybarger was president and chief executive officer of BOK Financial, a top 25 US-based bank, from the time it was established in 1990 through his retirement in 2013. In total, Lybarger had a 40-year career with the organization. He began as a management trainee and worked his way up to the top job. In his time at BOK Financial, Lybarger grew it from a one-state bank with $1.7 billion in assets and 900 employees, to a multi-state full service financial services corporation with $27 billion in assets and more than 4,500 employees.

Lybarger successfully navigated BOK Financial through the 2008 recession, the worst economic situation the country had ever seen. Under his leadership, the corporation was the largest commercial bank in the country to decline TARP funds during that time.

Steven J. Malcolm
Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Williams Companies, Inc. (energy holding company) and Williams Partners LP; previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Energy Services after serving as senior vice president and general manager of Midstream Gas and Liquids for Williams Energy Services.
Emmet C. Richards
Managing Member, Core Investment Capital, LLC. Mr. Richards previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Oficer for Sooner Pipe Corporation (distributor of tubular products worldwide with domestic and international operations), a subsidiary of Oil States International.
Michael C. Turpen
Partner at the law firm of Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis in Oklahoma City, OK. Mr. Turpen previously served as Attorney General for the State of Oklahoma.
R. A. Walker
Mr. Walker, 58, was named Chairman of the Board of the Company in May 2013, in addition to the role of Chief Executive Officer and director, both of which he assumed in May 2012, and the role of President, which he assumed in February 2010. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer from March 2009 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer. He served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer from September 2005 until March 2009. Mr. Walker is a director of the Houston Branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve. He is also on the Board of Trustees for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a member of the Business Council, the Business Roundtable, All-American Wildcatters, and serves as a director of the American Petroleum Institute (Executive Committee) and America’s Natural Gas Alliance (Executive Committee). In addition to his current directorships of public companies noted in the box to the right, in the past five years he also served on the boards of Western Gas Equity Holdings, LLC and Western Gas Holdings, LLC, both of which are subsidiaries of Anadarko, and on the board of Temple- Inland, Inc.

Mr. Walker has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, with a focus on exploration and production, including finance, institutional investing, and mergers and acquisitions. He has served on the boards of directors of more than ten public companies. This experience provides him with a broad perspective on various corporate governance and other matters. He also has significant involvement in various civic and charitable organizations.
Jack Finley
Retired partner at Grant Thornton LLP and KPMG LLP, an international Big Four public accounting firm; previously served as national practice director of business risk, regional vice president and managing director at Hudson Financial Solutions.