Chairman of the Board & CEO – Heritage Wealth Management
Mr. Payne co-founded Heritage Trust in 1997 where he served as compliance officer and asset manager until 2004 when he was named chairman of the board. Prior to Heritage Trust, Mr. Payne was a landman with Marlin Oil Corporation; and before that, he served as a national recruiter for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Mr. Payne holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Vanderbilt University.
Currently, he is a director for the Association of Trust Organizations and past Chairman of the Oklahoma City Chapter of YPO International. Mr. Payne’s community involvement currently includes the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma Business Roundtable and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. His past civic involvement includes appointments to the City of Oklahoma City’s Bond Advisory Committee and Economic Development Trust, as well as the State of Oklahoma’s EDGE Policy Board.
Mr. Payne and his wife, Lori, have two children, Ellen and Anna. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, hiking and cheering for the Oklahoma City Thunder.