OKLAHOMA PUBLIC FINANCE

We're at home in Oklahoma — just like you. And our team of knowledgeable leaders in municipal finance has years of experience in the Oklahoma municipal marketplace.

Experienced Leader in the State

In 1998, BOK Financial Securities effectively solidified the foundation of our public finance division by purchasing the assets of Leo Oppenheim & Co., Inc., a privately-owned investment banking firm established in 1919. Our services include underwriting, financial advisory services, debt policies and placement agent services. Today, as the largest Oklahoma-based municipal bond investment banking firm, we deliver results for Oklahoma clients.

Opportunities in Funding Alternatives

BOK Financial Securities has had the good fortune to work with many of the issuers in the State of Oklahoma. Our investment bankers help meet the capital improvement needs of many of Oklahoma’s state and local governments, colleges and universities, schools, Native American entities, hospitals, public trusts and corporations.

Qualified and Specialized

We offer our Oklahoma clients a strong combination of underwriting capabilities, distribution network and financial advisory services. Rely on our knowledgeable relationship managers from our Investment Banking, Institutional Sales and Trading, and Retail Sales divisions.

Oklahoma's Leading Underwriter in 2017

BOK Financial Securities was once again the dominant underwriter of municipal bonds in the State of Oklahoma in 2017. Our firm acted as Senior or Co-Managing Underwriter on 84 separate issues during 2017 – over 50% more than our next highest competitor.

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OUR TEAM


Christopher A. Gander

Investment Banker
T: (405) 272-2075
M: (405) 831-0789
cgander@bokf.com

Chris Gander bio photo Chris Gander has been with BOK Financial Securities since March 2000. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Prior to joining BOK Financial Securities, Gander worked as a hub manager for Community First Bank's Investment division in Colorado. Gander is a registered investment advisor and CFP®.
Zack Robinson

Investment Banker
T: (405) 272-2199
M: (405) 412-6006
zrobinson@bokf.com

Zack Robinson bio photo Zack Robinson joined BOK Financial Securities, Inc. in August 2010. He has been an investment banker since 2007 and over that time has assisted state agencies, universities and colleges, school districts, municipalities and corporations with their financing needs. Robinson received his B.S. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University in 2005 and his Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma State in 2007.
Jeff Edwards

Underwriting Administrator
T: (405) 272-2132
jedwards@bokf.com

Cecile Baskett

Executive Assistant
T: (405) 272-2383
cbaskett@bokf.com

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Recent Transactions: Financial Advisor
Date Amount of Offering Issuer/Description
01/30/19 $8,550,000 City of Moore, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds of 2019
01/25/19 $1,400,000 Kay County Public Buildings Authority
Lease Revenue Note, Series 2019
(McCord Public Schools)
01/24/19 $15,000,000 Oklahoma City Independent School District
Combined Purpose General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019A
01/23/19 $330,000 McCord Elementary School District
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019
01/23/19 $10,400,000 Midwest City-Del City Independent School District
General Obligation Building Bonds, Series 2019A
01/15/19 $470,000 City of Moore, Oklahoma
Lease Purchase Agreement, Series 2019
(Police Records Management & Computer Aided Dispatch Software)
01/10/19 $3,000,000 City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019
12/17/18 $11,325,000 Duncan Public Works Authority
Clean Water SRF Promissory Note, Series 2018
12/12/18 $10,000,000 Shawnee Municipal Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2018
08/30/18 $11,000,000 City of Lawton, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018
08/22/18 $22,520,000 Edmond Independent School District
General Obligation Building Bonds, Series 2018
08/16/18 $5,675,000 Yukon Municipal Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2018
07/19/18 $9,000,000 City of Moore, Oklahoma
Midwest City-Del City Independent School District
$7,080,000 Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2018B
$1,920,000 Building Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2018B
07/12/18 $6,100,000 Weatherford Public Works Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2018
07/12/18 $13,650,000 Leflore County Sales Tax Supported Hospital Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Taxable Series 2018
06/28/18 $100,000 Town of Carlton Landing, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018
06/27/18 $11,820,000 Yukon Municipal Authority
Mustang Independent School District
$10,900,000 Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2018
$920,000 Building Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2018
06/26/18 $19,000,000 Edmond Public Works Authority
Series 2018 Drinking Water SRF Promissory Note to Oklahoma Water Resources Board
06/25/18 $12,705,000 Lawton Water Authority
Series 2018 Clean Water SRF Promissory Note to Oklahoma Water Resources Board
06/22/18 $1,161,000 Rural Water & Sewer District No. 5, Canadian County
Series 2018 DWSRF Promissory Note to Oklahoma Water Resources Board
06/12/18 $1,875,000 Alva Utility Authority
Utility System Revenue Note, Series 2018
05/23/18 $3,000,000 City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2018
05/23/18 $9,100,000 Kingfisher County Criminal Justice Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2018
04/23/18 $1,600,000 Carlton Landing Economic Development Trust
Tax Increment Revenue Note, Taxable Series 2018
04/19/18 $29,480,000 Norman Independent School District
General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2018
04/02/18 $5,745,000 Yukon Municipal Authority
Rural Water, Sewer, Gas & Solid Waste Management
District No. 4, Wagoner County, Series 2018
Promissory Note to Oklahoma Water Resources Board
03/29/18 $34,580,000 Moore Independent School District
$28,040,000 Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2018
$6,540,000 Building Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2018
03/29/18 $55,000,000 Comanche County Educational Facilities Authority
(Lawton Public Schools)
Lease Revenue Note, Series 2018
03/21/18 $4,125,000 City of Moore, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds of 2018
03/15/18 $30,900,000 Edmond Independent School District
General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2018
03/09/18 $5,120,000 Woodward Municipal Authority
Utility System Revenue Note, Series 2018
02/28/18 $3,060,000 Lawton Independent School District
General Obligation Building Bonds, Series 2018A
02/15/18 $77,060,000 Oklahoma County Finance Authority
Educational Facilities Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2018
(Midwest City-Del City Public Schools Project)
01/23/18 $16,980,000 Midwest City-Del City Independent School District
$14,140,000 Building Bonds, Series 2018A
$2,840,000 Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2018A
Recent Transactions: Underwritings
Date Amount of Offering Issuer/Description Role
02/12/19 $48,130,000 Oklahoma Water Resources Board
State Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2019A
Senior Manager
11/14/18 $2,645,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority
Oklahoma State System of Higher Education
Master Equipment Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2018A
Sole Underwriter
11/14/18 $93,550,000 Oklahoma City Airport Trust
Junior Lien Tax-Exempt Bonds, Thirty Third Series
Co-Manager
11/08/18 $113,035,000 Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority
State Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2018D
(Oklahoma Department of Corrections Project)
Co-Manager
11/08/18 $19,825,000 Trustees of the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust
General Airport Revenue Bonds, Series 2018A
Co-Manager
10/31/18 $344,310,000 Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
Second Senior Revenue Bonds, Series 2018
Co-Manager
10/25/18 $19,770,000 Oklahoma Water Resources Board
State Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2018D
Senior Manager
10/23/18 $44,310,000 Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency
Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds, Series 2018
(Homeownership Loan Program)
Co-Manager
10/11/18 $65,105,000 Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority
State Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2018C
(Capitol Repair Project)
Co-Manager
10/04/18 $14,400,000 Oklahoma City Public Property Authority
Hotel Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2018
(Oklahoma City Fairgrounds)
Senior Manager
10/03/18 $25,205,000 Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority
State Agency Facilities Revenue Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2018B
(American Indian Cultural Center & Museum Project)
Senior Manager
09/25/18 $86,060,000 Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust
Annual Appropriation Bonds, Taxable Series 2018
Co-Manager
09/20/18 $42,960,000 Oklahoma Water Resources Board
State Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2018C
Senior Manager
08/15/18 $9,000,000 Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority
State Facilities Revenue Bonds, Series 2018A
(Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Project)
Sole Underwriter
07/18/18 $26,215,000 Oklahoma Water Resources Board
State Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2018B
Senior Manager
06/07/18 $12,280,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority
Oklahoma State System of Higher Education
Master Real Property Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2018A
Sole Underwriter
05/30/18 $61,505,000 Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Grant Anticipation Notes, Series 2018A
Co-Manager
04/02/18 $6,720,000 Oklahoma Water Resources Board
State Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2018A
Sole Underwriter
03/22/18 $80,055,000 Oklahoma Water Resources Board
Revolving Fund Revenue Bonds
Drinking Water Program, Series 2018
Co-Manager
01/30/18 $67,575,000 Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust
Tax Increment Revenue Bonds (Increment District #2)
Taxable Series 2018
Co-Manager

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