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Joe Gottron


BOK Financial

Joe Gottron is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of BOK Financial, one of the largest bank holding companies in the U.S. In this role, he leads the Operations and Technology division, which enables and supports almost every facet of the company. He joined BOK Financial in November of 2016, as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), responsible for leading the technology team Prior to joining BOKF, Joe held a valuable mix of cross-discipline leadership roles across several industries. He was the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of Heartland Bank in Gahanna, Ohio, the CIO of the Pharmaceutical Segment of Cardinal Health, and the CIO at Huntington Banchshares. He started his professional career at IBM, where over the course of 16 years he held a variety of sales, marketing and leadership roles.

Joe earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University where he majored in Marketing and specialized in Selling and Sales Management. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in May of 1985.

From an industry and community perspective, Joe is fully engaged. He is a member of the Bottomline Technologies Strategic Advisory Board, Crowe Client Advisory Board, FIS Global Large Financial Advisory Board, Involta Finance Advisory Board, Sophisticated Systems Inc. Board of Advisors, Tulsa Innovation Labs Advisory Council, and the Verizon Finance and Insurance Customer Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Reading Partners Tulsa Bord and a member of the United Way Alexis de Tocqueville Society.

Joe and his wife, Angie, have two children and two grandsons.