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Wealth Management President - Kevin Karpe

PRESS RELEASE

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. – JAN. 2021 – The Board of Directors of Stride Bank have announced Kevin Karpe, as the Wealth Management president.

Stride Bank is excited to announce the addition of Kevin Karpe as President of the bank’s Wealth Management group.

Kevin is a 32-year veteran of the trust and investment industry. Prior to joining Stride Bank, Kevin was President of Heritage Trust Company in Oklahoma City for over 10 years. Additionally, he previously spent time with Home National Bank in Ponca City, and Central National Bank (now Stride Bank) in Enid, OK.

Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and graduate degree in banking from Louisiana State University.  Kevin is a Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor, CTFA ©. He has previously served on the boards of the Marland Children’s Home, the Ponca City YMCA, Ponca City Literacy Council, the local United Way, Ponca City Country Club, the NWOSU alumni association, the Opportunity Center, Inc., and most recently as President of the Oklahoma Catholic Foundation. Kevin is also a former board member of Shebester-Bechtel, Inc., an oil field servicing company, and of Heritage Trust Company.   


Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in banking from Louisiana State University.  Kevin is a Charted Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA).
He has previously served on the boards of the Marland Children’s Home, the Ponca City YMCA, Ponca City Literacy Council, the United Way, Ponca City Country Club, the NWOSU alumni association, the Opportunity Center Inc. and most recently served as President of the Oklahoma Catholic Foundation.  Kevin is also a former board member of Shebester-Bechtel Inc., an oil field servicing company, and of Heritage Trust Company.

“I’ve known members of the board and employees of Stride Bank for many years. I admire the success the bank has had and the resulting investments they have made in technology and people. I look forward to utilizing these resources to enhance the experience of the customers we serve now and well into future.” 

Kevin is married to his high school girlfriend and in their spare time, he and Reign enjoy traveling, especially as it involves the outdoors and grandkids.

 

Contact Kevin Karpe Today!

Wealth Management President

kkarpe@stridebank.com

Office: 405-510-3276  |   Cell: 580-304-4166


 

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