BOK Financial names new CEO

Board of Tulsa financial company approves promotions of current executives to CEO and COO to take effect in January.
BY BRIANNA BAILEY bbailey@opubco.com Published: July 31, 2013
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Ellinor joined BOK Financial 10 years ago after a 20-year banking career in Texas, assuming responsibility for Bank of Oklahoma commercial lending, TransFund, international banking and treasury services. Ellinor's current responsibilities include the majority of BOK Financial's commercial lending activities, consisting of energy, commercial real estate and health care lending, TransFund, as well as Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Arkansas and Bank of Arizona.

Lybarger said Bradshaw and Ellinor are both well equipped for the existing business landscape.

“The current economic climate is still challenging because of exceedingly low interest rates that make margins difficult for the banks, as well as slow economic growth,” Lybarger said, who also cited additional regulatory oversight due to Dodd-Frank reforms.

“I think both of them will be all about the tremendous growth of the organization,” Lybarger said.

Both Bradshaw and Ellinor will assume their new positions in January 2014.