BOK Financial promoted Steven Bradshaw (pictured) to CEO and Daniel Ellinor to chief operating officer, following Stanley Lybarger’s retirement at the end of 2013, the company announced.

As CEO, Bradshaw will be responsible for the strategic direction and operating performance of all aspects of the company.

Additionally, as COO, Ellinor will work directly with Bradshaw to set operational strategy and drive growth initiatives.

"Steve and Dan have been very instrumental in BOK Financial’s past success, including the company’s geographic expansion and exceptional performance through the recent recession," Lybarger said.

Bradshaw joined the company in 1991 to establish a new consumer investment business, while Ellinor came to BOK Financial 10 years ago.

Lybarger became CEO in 1996 and has been with the company for 40 years, originally starting as a management trainee following graduate school. [body goes here]