Tulsa, Okla.-based BOK Financial — rebranded late last year from Bank of Arkansas — is getting new leadership in Arkansas. After 24 years with the company, and 37 years in the banking industry, president and CEO Jett Cato has announced his retirement. It’s effective April 1.
Jacob Hudson, a senior vice president who has been with the company for eight years, is Cato’s successor as the Arkansas market leader.
BOK Financial is a publicly traded company with roughly $43 billion in assets and branches in eight states. In Arkansas, there are two offices in Bentonville and Fayetteville. BOK entered the market in 1994 when subsidiary bank Bank of Oklahoma acquired a bank holding company with operations in Northwest Arkansas, which later became Bank of Arkansas.
Of the rebranding, Cato said the company’s commitment to the Arkansas market remains the same.
“Customers in this market will continue to work with the team they know and trust today,” Cato said. “The team will continue to strive to exceed customer expectations as we expand and grow our capabilities for clients who have come to enjoy our exceptional financial services and solutions combined with a collaborative, personal touch.”