DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BOK Financial, parent company of Bank of Texas, has announced an expansion of corporate and market responsibilities for leadership in the Dallas area.
Norm Bagwell, CEO of Bank of Texas and executive vice president for Regional Banks, has gained additional responsibility for overseeing BOK Financial’s Treasury Services and Business Banking lines of business across all markets. He reports directly to Steve Bradshaw, president and CEO of BOK Financial.
Mark Wade, president and chief operating officer for Bank of Texas, will gain responsibility over the corporation’s Arkansas full-service banking operation, Bank of Arkansas, in addition to his North Texas duties.
Ryan Suchala has been named Dallas market president for Bank of Texas. Suchala most recently served BOK Financial as president of Bank of Arizona, its Phoenix-based full-service bank. In the new role he will be responsible for leading the commercial team in Dallas and will report directly to Mark Wade.
One of the largest US bank holding companies in the United States, BOK Financial has been in the Texas market for 18 years, growing steadily in that time. While it has an eight-state full service banking footprint, the corporation has targeted Texas for growth. Texas now accounts for nearly 35 percent of the corporation’s earnings.
“A key objective for BOK Financial this year is to grow our presence in Texas. We are focused on geographic expansion within the state, modernizing existing facilities, and building scale in the markets we currently serve. There are ample opportunities to expand our book of business,” said Bagwell. “I believe that we have the talent, platform, and service proposition needed to differentiate ourselves in Texas.”
As the CEO of Bank of Texas, Bagwell is responsible for overseeing the bank’s full service operations in Texas. As the executive vice president for Regional Banks and with his new responsibilities, he guides the market strategy for the corporation and heads up commercial banking operations across the footprint.
“BOK Financial is very focused on growth in Texas. The addition of Ryan to the existing strong leadership team at Bank of Texas will support our goals to grow our business in the market,” said Mark Wade. “Ryan began his career with the company in Dallas, and we are pleased to announce his return as the new market president.”
Suchala started with BOK Financial in 1999 as a member of the company’s management training program, the Accelerated Career Track (ACT) program. His first assignment with the company was in Dallas with Bank of Texas before taking the president role at Bank of Arizona.
About Bank of Texas
Bank of Texas is part of BOK Financial Corporation, a $30 billion regional financial services company based in Tulsa, Okla. BOK Financial's holdings include BOKF, NA, BOSC, Inc. and The Milestone Group, Inc. BOKF, NA operates the TransFund, Cavanal Hill Investment Management, MBM Advisors and seven banking divisions: Bank of Albuquerque, Bank of Arizona, Bank of Arkansas, Bank of Kansas City, Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of Texas, and Colorado State Bank and Trust. 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 www.bankoftexas.com.