Governor Kevin Stitt – State of Oklahoma

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J. Kevin Stitt is the 28th governor of Oklahoma. Governor Kevin Stitt is leading the state with a vision to become Top Ten in critical categories, from government accountability to job growth, infrastructure, education and more.

Governor Stitt is an Oklahoman entrepreneur and businessman who founded Gateway in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2000. Starting Gateway with only $1,000 and a computer, Stitt grew his business into a nationwide mortgage company operating in more than 40 states and servicing more than $17 billion in residential mortgages. Stitt then decided to tackle the banking industry and began the process in 2018 of merging with Farmers Exchange Bank, a community bank originally founded in 1935 in Western Oklahoma.  Upon completion of the merger, Stitt established Gateway First Bank, which today is one of the ten largest banks by assets in Oklahoma with $1.2 billion in assets, 160 mortgage centers across the U.S., and more than 1,200 employees. Gateway is headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma.

Governor Stitt is a fourth-generation Oklahoman, who graduated from Norman High School and is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University, where he received a degree in accounting in 1996. Stitt and his wife, Sarah, have six children and have been married for 21 years.

Chair of the Day

Todd Lechtenberger currently serves as the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of the Amalfi Fund, a long/short hedge fund with offices in Oklahoma City and New York. Prior to founding Amalfi, Todd spent six years as a partner and the CEO of First Med Urgent Care, executing a turnaround and bringing the company back into growth mode. Most of Todd’s career has been spent in the capital markets industry; namely, Bear Stearns investment banking in New York, Wexford Capital’s hedge fund and private equity business in Greenwich, Connecticut, and serving as Chief Investment Officer for several family offices.

Philanthropically, Todd has served on the Boards of the Rotary Foundation, Oklahoma State Chamber, The Catholic Foundation, Young Presidents Organization and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber Board of Advisors. Most recently Todd served as the Chairman of the Board for Positive Tomorrows, a local private school serving homeless children, and simultaneously served as the co-Capital Campaign Chair helping to lead the $10.3 million fund raising effort for a new school building.

Todd’s most crowning and proudest achievement is being daddy to two beautiful young daughters, Ella (8) and Grace (5).


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