Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt announced the appointment of Tulsa banker Sean Kouplen as the next secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development.
Kouplen will serve in an unpaid capacity in the position.
Kouplen will also continue his role as chairman and CEO of Regent Bank in Tulsa. Under Kouplen’s leadership, the bank has grown in size from $72 million to almost $600 million in assets since 2008.
Kouplen holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Oklahoma State University and has been named Central U.S. Community Banker of the Year, Oklahoma Small Business Financial Champion, one of the Journal Record’s Most Admired CEO’s, Citizen of the Year in Bixby, Top National Young Alumni by his fraternity and Top 100 MBA of the Century by OSU.