Bradshaw Plans to Retire as CEO of BOK Financial in 2022

Steven G. Bradshaw, president and CEO of BOK Financial, will retire on March 31, 2022. The company’s board of directors is expected to appoint a successor in the coming months.

Bradshaw joined the company in 1991 after selling his wholly-owned retail brokerage business to BOK Financial. He held multiple leadership positions at the company before being named the company’s chief executive in 2014. Under Bradshaw’s leadership, the company has grown from $27 billion in assets to more than $47 billion and expanded operations to almost 5,000 employees across eight states.

BOK Financial’s board recently appointed Stacy Kymes COO with responsibility for all revenue-generating divisions. Kymes previously served over all specialized banking areas, including energy, commercial real estate, healthcare, treasury services and TransFund. He has been with BOK Financial for almost 25 years and previously served as chief auditor, director of mergers and acquisitions and chief credit officer.

“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 said. “I can truly say that this is the right time to step away, as the company is performing exceptionally well — despite the challenges of the past year — and the executive team is highly skilled and cohesive. I look forward to becoming the company’s No. 1 advocate as I move into the next phase of my life.”

BOK Financial is a more than $47 billion regional financial services company headquartered in Tulsa, OK, with more than $90 billion in assets under management and administration.

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