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VANESSA FOX

Michael Fogarty

Jessie Medina

KATHRYN SAWYER

JOSEPH MOBLEY

Emilee Bloomfield

ROBERT A. MCCORMICK, CFA

Bob McCormick has returned temporarily to the TCO to serve as a portfolio manager. He also serves on the company’s board of directors.

STACEY CURTIS

Stacey is a highly experienced Senior Vice President for Trust Company of Oklahoma’s Retirement Planning Solutions division.

MICHELLE ALVARADO

Michelle is a dedicated Trust Officer within the Oil and Gas Division at Trust Company of Oklahoma.

GARRETT GUINN, CFA

Garrett is an accomplished Assistant Vice President within the Investment division of Trust Company of Oklahoma since 2022.

HOLLY FERGUSON

Holly joined Trust Company of Oklahoma is 2023 and is a Senior Vice President in our Retirement Plan Solutions division.

TAYLOR JARRELL

Taylor is a skilled Controller within the Corporate division of Trust Company of Oklahoma, where she has excelled since joining the team in 2021.

BAYLOR CASHMORE

Kathy Turner joined TCO from State Farm Insurance in 2020 and was promoted to trust officer in 2022.

KATHY TURNER

Kathy Turner joined TCO from State Farm Insurance in 2020 and was promoted to trust officer in 2022.

MADELAINE HAWKINS

Madelaine Hawkins joined Trust Company of Oklahoma in 2021. Prior to joining TCO, Madelaine practiced at Robertson & Williams.

ANDREW KING

Andrew King joined Trust Company of Oklahoma in 2021. Prior to joining TCO, Andrew was an attorney with McAfee & Taft.

SARA SHAKLEE

Sara Shaklee joined TCO in 2016 as an administrative assistant. She was elevated to trust officer in 2021.

BRITTNEY ADKISSON

Brittney Adkisson joined TCO in 2015 as executive assistant to the CEO and the COO. She was promoted to assistant vice president in 2020.

JARED OGLE

Jared Ogle has been with TCO since 2020. Originally joining as a land analyst, he was soon promoted to trust officer.

JAMES L. MADDUX

James Maddux has 25 years of financial services experience, including trust and estate planning, investments, qualified plan consulting and banking.

Whittney Stauffer Joins Friends of Finance Board of Directors

Whittney Stauffer

Trust Company of Oklahoma (TCO) is proud to announce that Vice President Whittney Stauffer has been elected to the Friends of Finance Board of Directors.

The slate of officers for 2020-2021 is comprised of President: Lane Wilson, Williams; Vice President: Mike Osborne, Ernst & Young; Treasurer: T. D. Eureste, ONEOK, Inc.; and Secretary: Mike Neal, Tulsa Regional Chamber.

Since 1985, the organization founded by the University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business has brought leading business executives to TU’s campus to share their perspectives on business issues.

Friends of Finance fosters meaningful conversations about the economy and the financial industry. As past president of the Friends of Finance Board, I have personally supported the organization over the years. TCO is extremely proud of Whittney’s commitment to serve the organization as a board member. Her experience and skills will certainly enrich Friends of Finance’s mission” stated James F. Arens II, president and CEO of Trust Company of Oklahoma.

About Trust Company of Oklahoma

Founded in 1981, Trust Company of Oklahoma provides asset management and unbiased financial advice for individuals, families and organizations in Oklahoma and throughout the country. Trust Company of Oklahoma currently manages approximately $4.5 billion in client assets from their offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

Trust Company of Oklahoma Promotes Jim Arens to Chief Executive Officer, Michael Hopper to Chief Operating Officer

Tulsa World, July 26, 2020

James F. Arens II, CFA is Trust Company of Oklahoma’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Michael Hopper, CFP®, CTFA its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Thomas W. Wilkins is retiring as CEO after thirty years with the Tulsa-headquartered firm. Tom will continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors.

James F. Arens, II

Jim Arens

Jim joined Trust Company of Oklahoma (TCO) in 1997. For 12 years, he served as the company’s Chief Investment Officer and became President in 2019. Jim is also a member of TCO’s Board of Directors. He earned a Bachelor’s in Finance and Accounting from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Jim holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, is past president of the CFA Society of Oklahoma and is active in the CFA Institute.

Jim serves on Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum National Board, the Asbury United Methodist Church Administrative Council and as Chairman of the University of Tulsa Student Investment Fund Board. He also serves on the investment committees for Holland Hall and the University of Texas MBA Student Investment Fund. Additionally, he is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) in Tulsa.

Jim has demonstrated dedication to our clients and to the company for over two decades. His experience as Chief Investment Officer at TCO, along with his management skills, are two of the many reasons why our company is in great hands,” stated Thomas W. Wilkins. “I can’t wait to see TCO continue to grow under Jim’s leadership,” he added.

Michael Hopper

Michael Hopper

Michael has been with TCO since 2013. He is an Executive Vice President, a member of the Board of Directors, and Manager of the Agency Division. Michael serves individuals, families and businesses with trust management, retirement planning and financial advice. Prior to joining TCO, he accumulated nearly 10 years of insurance and investment experience.

Michael has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Oklahoma. He is the current President of the Tulsa Estate Planning Forum. Michael is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professional and holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation.

About Trust Company of Oklahoma

Trust Company of Oklahoma is the oldest and largest independent trust company in the state, with locations in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Founded in 1981, the firm provides asset management and unbiased financial advice for individuals, families, and other organizations in Oklahoma and throughout the country. TCO currently manages approximately $4.5 billion in client assets.

JACKIE JIMENEZ

Jackie Jimenez has over a decade of experience in the accounting and auditing industry. She previously served as a Senior Auditor for firms in Texas as well as Tulsa (OK), with an emphasis in financial institutions and retirement plans.

As a Senior Auditor, she has supervised staff members and collaborated with clients to ensure internal audits, agreed-upon-procedures, or year-end audits were appropriately completed.

A native of Texas, Jackie earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a Master of Science, Accounting from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio (TX).

SEAN CONNOLLY

Sean Connolly is an assistant vice president and Trust Company of Oklahoma, where he supports the Real Estate Management division.

BEN REYNOLDS

Ben Reynolds joined Trust Company of Oklahoma in 2019 as senior vice president in the Retirement Plan Solutions Division.

LINDSAY BIVIN

Lindsay Bivin joined Trust Company of Oklahoma in 2008 and serves as assistant vice president in the Retirement Plan Solutions Division.

JIM SAVAGE

James Savage joined Trust Company of Oklahoma in 2019 as a portfolio manager. He currently serves as senior vice president.

RON BURKE

Ron joined Trust Company of Oklahoma 2019 as a senior vice president in the Oklahoma City region. He provides individuals, families and organizations with independent financial advice.

ANDREA ESPARZA

Andrea Esparza has been with TCO since 1999. She now oversees all trading activities. Andrea has over 25 years of experience in the trust and banking industry. Prior to joining TCO, she worked at Bank of Oklahoma and at First of America Bank.

TIM HOPKINS

WHITTNEY STAUFFER

VICKY BROWN

TRENA PERSON

T. RAYLENE ROGERS

STEVE MCQUADE

RYAN SHORT

RHONDA KERR

REBECCA MITCHELL, CFA

Rebecca Mitchell joined Trust Company of Oklahoma in 2018. Before coming to the company, she worked for Family & Children’s Services for almost three years.

NICK GALLUS

MICHAEL R. HAIRSTON

MICHAEL HOPPER

Michael Hopper, president, chief executive officer, and member of our Board of Directors, has been with Trust Company of Oklahoma since 2013.

MICHAEL ABBOUD

MELISSA TAYLOR

LESA A. CREVELING

JULIE URIARTE

JOANNA K. MURPHY

JIM BLOOMFIELD

JENNIFER MAY

JAN SOMMERS

EMILY CRAIN

DEBI J. COMBS

DANA DAVIS