I’d like to take this opportunity to inform you of changes at Trust Company of Oklahoma.
Effective Aug. 2, Jim Arens resigned from his position as CEO. We want to take this moment to express our deep gratitude for Jim’s nearly 25 years of dedicated service to our company, and to you, our valued clients and partners in the community.
Jim was a meaningful part of the growth that TCO has experienced over the last two decades. Beyond his professional contributions, he has been a cherished friend, a trusted colleague, and a mentor to many within our organization. We extend our best wishes to Jim as he seeks new adventures, and we are confident that his legacy will continue to resonate within our company.
I am deeply honored and humbled by the decision of TCO’s Board of Directors to appoint me as the new President and CEO.
During my time with TCO, I have watched as our talented team has grown and dedicated themselves to the growth and success of our clients. Our unofficial mission statement remains steadfast: to deliver excellent customer service to our clients. That mission continues to be the focus of each employee.
For those of you I have yet to meet, allow me to introduce myself. I joined Trust Company of Oklahoma 10 years ago. During this time, I have worked with clients in trust administration, wealth management, and financial planning. My passion has been using these skills to assist individuals and families in crafting their legacy.
My wife, Shelly, and I are native Oklahomans. We cherish quality time with our two sons. When we are not working, you can often find us enjoying live music, cheering on our boys at their soccer and football games, or exploring our beautiful national parks. Each year, I set aside some time for a hiking trip to Colorado, where I reconnect with friends.
As only the fourth CEO in our 42-year history, I am filled with a profound sense of gratitude for being entrusted with the leadership of a company that makes a difference in so many lives. I have never been so confident in the future of this company.
Thank you for your continued partnership with and trust in TCO. I look forward to a bright future together.