Prior to joining Heritage Trust in 2010, Mr. Karpe was employed with Home National Bank of Ponca City as the market president and the head of a three state trust division. He has more than 24 years experience in the trust and investment industry including time as a senior investment officer.
Mr. Karpe holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Graduate Degree in Banking from Louisiana State University.
He currently serves on the board of the Marland Children’s Home and has served previously on the boards of the Ponca City YMCA, Ponca City Literacy Council, the local United Way, Ponca City Country Club, the NWOSU alumni association, and the Opportunity Center. Mr. Karpe is a former member of the board of Shebester-Bechtel, Inc., an energy servicing company.
Mr. Karpe is an active member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and has two children. In his spare time he is an avid sports fan, particularly when the sport involves his kids.