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The change to a new year brings news of Pantone’s color of the year. Pantone chose Peach Fuzz for 2024’s color, stating that the hue communicates “a message of caring and sharing, community and collaboration.” It’s a message I’ve been reflecting upon in this time of celebration and transition. 

We at Trust Company of Oklahoma take pride in caring for our clients and hope to share our community of collaboration with all. As we move into 2024, I am happy to share the following promotions and additions to our team.

Michael Abboud was promoted to Executive Vice President. Michael Hairston was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Ryan Short was promoted to Director of Personal Trust Administration, and Whittney Stauffer was promoted to Director of Investment Management Services. 

Vicky Brown, Madelaine Hawkins, Andrew King, and Julissa Uriarte were promoted to Vice President. Taylor Jarrell was promoted to Controller and Assistant Vice President. Sara Shaklee was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Emilee Bloomfield was promoted to Accounting Officer, and Vanessa Fox was promoted to Marketing Officer.

I’m also excited to introduce four new employees who have joined our team:

Michael Fogarty has joined our Tulsa Investment Management team as Vice President. Before joining TCO, he was a Senior Portfolio Manager with Bank of America. He has previously worked in the investment fields of private equity and international equity.

We are happy to welcome Jessie Medina, who has joined our Tulsa office as Tax Manager, taking over responsibility for our internal tax processes. A native of Tulsa, she previously worked for Windes, a CPA firm out of California. Prior to that, she was a Senior Tax Associate for Grant Thornton.

Joseph Mobley has taken a position as Investment Officer with our Tulsa Investment Management team. Joseph most recently held the role of Portfolio Manager at BOK Financial.

Kathryn Sawyer is our newest addition to our Tulsa Personal Trust team, joining as Assistant Vice President. Kathryn came to TCO from Swanson Law Firm, where she served as Associate Attorney.

Thank you for being a part of Trust Company of Oklahoma’s community. We look forward to collaborating with you to make 2024 another successful year.

Michael Hopper

Michael Hopper, CFP®, CTFA
President and CEO

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