Sean Kouplen, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and an original member of the Onefire Board of Directors, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelors and masters degree in agriculture economics. After eight years as chief operating officer and president with two other banks, Kouplen led an investment group to acquire a Nowata lender, renaming it Regent Bank. With Kouplen as its chief executive officer, Regent tripled its size while expanding into Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
In 2015 Kouplen was named chairman of the bank and its holding company, Regent Capital Corp. In addition to his lending efforts, Kouplen has published several self-help books and participated in many community organizations. He has held leadership positions with the Bixby Chamber of Commerce, Make It Happen Bixby, the Bixby Rotary Club, the OSU National Alumni Association, and the Oklahoma Bankers Association Intermediate School Board of Regents. Kouplen is a co-founder of the Bixby Community Church.
Terra Branson, a citizen of Muscogee (Creek) Nation graduated from Dartmouth with a bachelors of arts in Native American Studies from Georgetown University with a Masters of Public Policy.
She works on a national level in her role as Executive Director of the Self-Governance Communication & Education (SGCE). As the Executive Director, Branson works collectively with Tribal leadership to protect and promote Self-Governance priorities. Branson also coordinates the development and implementation of the National Tribal Self-Governance Strategic Plan.
Branson has extensive experience in Indian Country where she served as a Legislative Associate with the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) in Washington, DC. While at NCAI, she served as the primary contact for NCAI’s health reform education, outreach, and implementation campaign; developed and implemented three policy campaigns; and managed several prevention, behavioral health, and youth grants.
Garry McBerryhill, a citzen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelors of science in business administration and international business. He worked for more than three years with TMA Systems of Tulsa, rising to oversee client relations for the maintenance management software provider.
After Morgan Stanley, McBerryhill joined Bank of Oklahoma financial services staff. He serves an institutional sales specialist for the regional lender.
Bill Settle, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, started his career with a bachelors of arts in education degree from Northeastern State University. He then established his foundation for a half-century law practice through studies at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa. Settle served as a U.S. attorney for the eastern division of Oklahoma in 1969 before returning to private practice, where he helped establish NSU’s criminal justice program. In 1990, Settle served for a decade in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, chairing three different committees over his tenure.
Settle also has sat on the Oklahoma Historical Board and the Red Cross board of directors. He was a nine-year member of the Muskogee City Council, and donated time through much of his life to the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Muskogee.
Mike Bunney was raised in Tulsa and Nowata and has degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa. He retired from Boeing where he served as Senior Vice President of Support Services of The NORDAM Group, Inc.. Bunney is responsible for the aerospace NORDAM Group, Inc.’s supply chain, information technology and human resources departments. He also served Chief Economic Officer for the City of Tulsa. His aviation career has spanned 34 years in a variety of positions with McDonnell Douglas and Boeing, served as Director of Global Logistics for Boeing.
Mike Payne, chief executive of Onefire Holding Company, has more than 20 years of experience in business and financial management across a wide variety of local and regional companies spanning several industries. The University of Tulsa graduate is an entrepreneurial business professional with an extensive background developing and implementing portfolio and organizational value growth.
In the community, Payne has served as a judge for state business school competitions and has been a TU College of Business MBA mentor for several years. He also has participated in Leadership Tulsa, OKEthics, the TU Friends of Finance, the Oklahoma Academy, the Knights of Columbus and the Marquette Catholic School. Payne has co-chaired the Christ the King Church Dinner for more than 10 years and coordinates the ALS Par 3 Shootout.
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