Tulsa, Oklahoma-based BOK Financial Corp., the parent company of Bank of Texas, announced that Steven G. Bradshaw retired as CEO and president at the end of 2021. Stacy Kymes, chief operating officer, who was previously announced as the incoming president and CEO, assumed the company’s leadership role on January 1, 2022.
“It has been an extreme honor to serve BOK Financial and to play a role in the company’s 100-plus years of growth,” Bradshaw says. “I look forward to becoming the company’s number one advocate as I move into the next phase of my life.”
Bradshaw joined the company in 1991 after selling his wholly owned retail brokerage business to BOK Financial. He held numerous leadership positions at the company before being named the chief executive in 2014. Under Bradshaw’s leadership, BOK Financial has grown from $27 billion in assets to more than $47 billion, achieved record earnings levels and expanded operations significantly to almost 5,000 employees across eight states.
Kymes was announced as BOK Financial’s incoming president and CEO last August. Prior to being named chief operating officer, he served chief as executive vice president over all specialized banking areas, including energy, commercial real estate, health care, treasury services and TransFund. He has been with BOK Financial for almost 25 years and has a broad understanding of the company, having served as chief auditor, director of mergers and acquisitions, and chief credit officer.
“Stacy has had deep and varied experience with the company’s lines of business and supporting functions during his career,” notes George B. Kaiser, BOK Financial’s board chair. “The rest of the board joins me in the expectation that Stacy—and the rest of the leadership team—will continue our company’s solid financial performance and commitment to serving our clients and communities.”
BOK Financial Corp. holdings include BOKF NA, which operates banking divisions across eight states as Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of Texas and BOK Financial (in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri).