Oklahoma City, Okla. – Feb. 6, 2023 – Commerce Bank announced today the appointment of Kevin Cooper as Oklahoma City Market President. A native Oklahoman, Cooper brings 24 years of broad experience in commercial banking, capital markets transactions, treasury solutions and strategic advisory services.
Cooper advises mid-market businesses of all sizes on their most important challenges and opportunities including accessing capital, improving processes through technology, and leveraging relationships to support growth initiatives. Before joining Commerce, he advised customers through mergers and acquisitions, private and public debt, equity placements and senior debt syndications.
Cooper recently moved from Tulsa back to his hometown region. He grew up in Jones, OK, and still has family there. He reports to Shannon O’Doherty, chief executive officer of the Oklahoma Region. “We are delighted to welcome Kevin back to his Oklahoma City roots. He is an established leader and has an innovative mindset. He enjoys collaboration and takes a long-term view, which makes him a great fit for our Commerce culture and customers,” said O’Doherty. “Kevin has already hit the ground running as we are growing our presence to serve the financial needs of our Oklahoma City customers.”
Cooper began his career in the banking industry in 1999 as a credit analyst, underwriter and structuring officer. In his role as Commerce’s Oklahoma City market leader, he will lead a team of industry specialists in the fields of healthcare, commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, equipment finance and advanced payment technology.
“I’m excited to join Commerce Bank and return home to the Oklahoma City region,” said Cooper. “I look forward to working with customers in our region to solve their challenges and support their growth. Commerce has so many tools to help our business customers access capital and to streamline and automate their banking processes, so they can focus on reaching their goals.”
About Commerce Bank
With $31.9 billion in assets1, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBSH) is a registered bank holding company offering a full line of banking services through its subsidiaries, including payment solutions, investment management and securities brokerage. One of its subsidiaries, Commerce Bank, leverages more than 155 years of proven strength and experience to help individuals and businesses solve financial challenges. In addition to offering payment solutions across the U.S., Commerce Bank currently operates full-service banking facilities across the Midwest including the St. Louis and Kansas City metropolitan areas, Springfield, Central Missouri, Central Illinois, Wichita, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Denver. It also maintains commercial offices in Dallas, Houston, Cincinnati, Nashville, Des Moines, Indianapolis and Grand Rapids. Commerce delivers high-touch service and sophisticated financial solutions at regional branches, commercial offices, ATMs, online, mobile and through a 24/7 customer service line. Learn more at www.commercebank.com.
1As of December 31, 2022