Contact: Taryn Clark
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (June 22, 2017) – Argent Financial Group and Heritage Trust Company are pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin Karpe to President of Heritage Trust Company.
In his new role, Karpe will be responsible for leading trust administration, trust operations, and real estate management for Heritage Trust. Kevin will report directly to Mike Carroll, who remains CEO of Heritage Trust.
Karpe brings more than 25 years of experience in trust and investments industry. Prior to joining Heritage Trust in 2010, Karpe served as the market president with Home National Bank of Ponca City and was the head of three state trust divisions.
Karpe holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a graduate degree in banking from Louisiana State University.
“I’m pleased to partner with Kevin as we continue to grow Heritage for the next generation,” said Mike Carroll, CEO of Heritage Trust Company. “Kevin’s experience and leadership skills have been of tremendous value to our employees and we’re excited to provide him this opportunity.”
“As a pioneering and sustainable company, we are always looking to build for the future,” added Bond Payne, Chairman of Heritage Trust Company. “Kevin has the experience and passion to help us grow and evolve. I am pleased that he has embraced this opportunity and is already impacting Heritage in a positive manner.”
“It’s an honor to be asked to step into this role,” Karpe said. “We have a tremendous team at Heritage and it will be a privilege to lead our trust colleagues each day. I look forward to working with Mike and Bond to continue the strong momentum we’ve built serving our clients.”