Brad Emmons named Treasurer of BOK Financial

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:BOKF) announced that Brad Emmons, CFA, has been named treasurer of the company, effective immediately. Emmons replaces Marty Grunst, who was promoted to chief risk officer earlier this year.

Emmons is a 19-year veteran of BOK Financial and served under Mr. Grunst as senior vice president, asset/liability manager. He is a CFA charterholder with experience in balance sheet management, capital planning and stress testing, and interest rate derivative hedging. He joined BOK Financial in 1997 and has advanced through increasingly responsible positions in the company’s finance and administration department. Throughout his career he has led major projects for the bank including building its interest rate risk and funds transfer pricing models and creating its interest rate derivative program.

Marty Grunst stated, “Brad Emmons served alongside me throughout my tenure as treasurer and was an invaluable part of my team. He has deep knowledge of our company and our risk appetite, the respect of his teammates, and is well-regarded throughout the company. He is the right choice to lead our Treasury function and I’m confident in his abilities.”

Steven Nell, chief financial officer added, “We conducted a nationwide search to identify our next treasurer. Ultimately, Brad was the best person for the job as he distinguished himself as a hands-on manager and leader. It is great for our company to continue to promote from within, as Brad knows our culture, our team, and our goals for the treasury function.”

Emmons is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, and the Collins College of Business at the University of Tulsa, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He resides in Owasso, OK with his wife and 3 children.

About BOK Financial Corporation

BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:BOKF) is a $32 billion regional financial services company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides commercial and consumer banking, investment and trust services, mortgage origination and servicing, and an electronic funds transfer network. For more information, visit

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