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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.

Our Team

Investment Banker
O: 405-272-2075
M: 405-831-0789
cgander@bokf.com

Chris Gander bio photo

Chris Gander has more than 21 years of experience in the municipal finance industry. Over the course of his career, Mr. Gander has served as a bond underwriter, financial advisor, or placement agent for a wide range of Oklahoma clients including state agencies, institutions of higher education, school districts, cities, counties, conservation districts, economic development districts, hospital districts, rural water districts and various types of public trusts.

Mr. Gander is Managing Director of Oklahoma Public Finance, providing investment banking services to our clients as well as managing our firm’s public finance activities throughout the state of Oklahoma. He has served as Banker on many of our State of Oklahoma bond issues over the last 20+ years. Additionally, Mr. Gander has served as Financial Analyst or Investment Banker on the majority of our firm’s Oklahoma underwritings since 2001. He has been with BOKF since March 2000.

Mr. Gander earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority registered representative, currently holding the Series 7, Series 50, Series 53, Series 54, Series 63, Series 65 and Series 79 securities licenses. Mr. Gander is also a Registered Investment Advisor and a Certified Financial Planner.

Investment Banker
O: 405-272-2199
M: 405-412-6006
zrobinson@bokf.com

Zack Robinson bio photo

Zack Robinson has more than 13 years of experience in the municipal finance industry. He has been an investment banker since 2007 and over that time has served as a bond underwriter or financial advisor assisting state agencies, universities and colleges, school districts, and municipalities with their financing needs. Mr. Robinson is an Investment Banker and Vice President in our Oklahoma Public Finance group. He joined BOKFS in August 2010.

Mr. Robinson received his B.S. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University in 2005 and his Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University in 2007. He is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority registered representative, currently holding the Series 7, Series 50, Series 66, and Series 79 securities licenses. Mr. Robinson is also a Registered Investment Advisor.

Underwriting Administrator
405-272-2132
jedwards@bokf.com

Public Finance Analyst
405-272-2228
cbertelli@bokf.com

Executive Assistant
405-272-2383
cbaskett@bokf.com

Recent Transactions

Date Amount of Offering Issuer/Description
12/30/22 $1,700,000 Alva Utility Authority
Series 2022 Drinking Water Promissory Note to the
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
12/22/22 $8,100,000 City of Lawton, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022
12/22/22 $1,385,000 Carlton Landing Economic Development Trust
Tax Increment Revenue Note, Taxable Series 2022
12/12/22 $22,500,000 Altus Municipal Authority
Series 2022 Clean Water SRF Promissory Note to the
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
12/01/22 $20,000,000 Moore Economic Development Authority
Lease Revenue Credit Facility
11/17/22 $3,570,000 Moore Economic Development Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2022B
(Municipal Capital Improvement Projects)
11/14/22 $3,620,000 El Reno Municipal Authority
Promissory Note, Series 2022
11/07/22 $72,900,000 Lawton Water Authority
Series 2022 Clean Water SRF Promissory Note to the
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
11/04/22 $24,965,000 Grady County School Finance Authority
(Chickasha Public Schools Project)
Educational Facilities Lease Revenue Note, Series 2022
11/04/22 $51,690,000 Newcastle Educational Facilities Authority
(Newcastle Public Schools Project)
Educational Facilities Lease Revenue Note, Series 2022
11/02/22 $810,000 Newcastle Public Schools
General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2022
11/02/22 $570,000 Chickasha Public Schools
General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2022
09/02/22 $440,000 El Reno Municipal Authority
Series 2022 Clean Water SRF Promissory Note to the
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
08/31/22 $65,635,000 Shawnee Municipal Authority
Series 2022 Clean Water SRF Promissory Note to the
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
08/30/22 $5,400,000 City of Moore, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds of 2022B
08/23/22 $14,000,000 Edmond Public Schools
General Obligation Building Bonds, Series 2022
07/28/22 $5,215,000 Chickasha Public Schools
General Obligation Building Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2022
07/14/22 $30,885,000 Clinton Public Works Authority
Educational Facilities Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2022
(Clinton Public Schools Project)
07/14/22 $20,600,000 Murray County Educational Facilities Authority
Educational Facilities Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2022
(Sulphur Public Schools Project)
07/07/22 $21,780,000 Midwest City - Del City Public Schools
$19,875,000 General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2022
$1,905,000 General Obligation Building Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2022
07/06/22 $3,200,000 Clinton Public Schools
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022
07/06/22 $2,525,000 Duncan Public Schools
Combined Purpose General Obligation Bonds, Taxable Series 2022
07/06/22 $5,980,000 Newcastle Public Schools
General Obligation Building Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2022
06/29/22 $19,340,000 Mustang Public Schools
$13,260,000 General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2022
$6,080,000 General Obligation Building Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2022
06/29/22 $5,000,000 Lawton Water Authority
Series 2022A Drinking Water SRF Promissory Note to the
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
06/28/22 $3,935,000 McCurtain County Rural Water District No. 5
Utility System Revenue Note, Taxable Series 2022A
06/24/22 $2,545,000 Comanche County Rural Water District No. 2
Series 2022 Drinking Water SRF Promissory Note to the
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
06/24/22 $730,000 Pontotoc County Rural Water District No. 6
Series 2022 Drinking Water SRF Promissory Note to the
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
06/17/22 $854,000 McCurtain County Rural Water District No. 5
Utility System Revenue Note, Taxable Series 2022
06/16/22 $1,200,000 Ketchum Public Schools
General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Taxable Series 2022
06/16/22 $1,620,000 McLoud Public Schools
General Obligation Building Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2022
06/16/22 $1,600,000 Sulphur Public Schools
General Obligation Building Bonds, Series 2022
05/19/22 $74,465,000 Edmond Public Works Authority
Series 2022B Promissory Note to the 
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
05/12/22 $9,175,000 Altus Municipal Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2022
05/12/22 $3,780,000 Wewoka Public Works Authority
Utility System Revenue Note, Series 2022
04/28/22 $45,000,000 Edmond Public Works Authority
Series 2020D Drinking Water SRF Promissory Note to the 
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
04/28/22 $140,000,000 Edmond Public Works Authority
Series 2022A Drinking Water SRF Promissory Note to the 
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
04/21/22 $1,500,000 Moore Economic Development Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Taxable Series 2022
(Municipal Capital Improvement Projects)
04/14/22 $52,000,000 Edmond Public Schools
General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2022
04/07/22 $890,000 Porter Public Works Authority
Series 2022 Drinking Water SRF Promissory Note to the
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
04/06/22 $8,800,000 Lawton Public Schools
$7,600,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022A
$1,200,000 General Obligation Bonds, Taxable Series 2022B
03/30/22 $33,025,000 Moore Public Schools
$32,025,000 General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2022
$1,000,000 General Obligation Building Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2022
03/24/22 $5,400,000 City of Moore, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds of 2022
03/23/22 $32,000,000 Norman Public Schools
$30,100,000 General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds, Series 2022
$1,900,000 General Obligation Building Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2022
03/16/22 $915,000 Choctaw County Rural Water, Sewer, Gas & Solid Waste Mgmt District No. 6
Utility System Revenue Note, Series 2022
03/16/22 $6,485,000 El Reno Municipal Authority
Series 2022 Promissory Note to the 
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
03/10/22 $5,700,000 City of Midwest City, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022
03/09/22 $3,130,000 Pryor Public Works Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2022
01/31/22 $6,600,000 City of Nichols Hills, Oklahoma
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022
01/27/22 $8,000,000 Oklahoma City Public Schools
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022A
01/27/22 $3,635,000 El Reno Municipal Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2022A
01/27/22 $7,715,000 El Reno Municipal Authority
Sales Tax Revenue Note, Series 2022B
Date Amount of Offering Issuer/Description Role
11/10/22 $4,120,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority
Oklahoma State System of Higher Education
Master Real Property Lease Revenue Bonds, Tax-Exempt Series 2022B
Sole Underwriter
10/19/22 $81,565,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority
(Summit Utilities Oklahoma, Inc.)
Ratepayer-Backed Bonds, Series 2022 (Federally Taxable)
Co-Manager
09/07/22 $696,920,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority
(Public Service Company of Oklahoma)
Ratepayer-Backed Bonds, Series 2022 (Federally Taxable)
Co-Manager
08/25/22 $1,354,200,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority
(Oklahoma Natural Gas Company)
Ratepayer-Backed Bonds, Series 2022 (Federally Taxable)
Co-Manager
07/26/22 $267,265,000 Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust
Utility System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Taxable Series 2022
Co-Manager
07/20/22 $761,654,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority
(Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company)
Ratepayer Backed Bonds, Series 2022 (Federally Taxable)
Co-Manager
07/19/22 $363,150,000 Tarrant County College District (Texas)
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022
Co-Manager
06/14/22 $36,300,000 Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority
State Facilities Revenue Bonds, Taxable Series 2022C
(Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs Project)
Co-Manager
06/02/22 $22,425,000 Oklahoma Development Finance Authority
Oklahoma State System of Higher Education
Master Real Property Lease Revenue Bonds, Tax-Exempt Series 2022A
Senior Manager
05/17/22 $25,395,000 City of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2022
Sole Underwriter
05/17/22 $74,465,000 Oklahoma Water Resources Board
State Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2022B
Senior Manager
05/12/22 $22,455,000 Oklahoma State University
General Revenue Bonds, Series 2022
Co-Manager
04/19/22 $47,085,000 Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority
State Facilities Revenue Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2022B
(National Guard Museum Project) 
Senior Manager
04/07/22 $17,650,000 Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority
State Facilities Revenue Bonds, Federally Taxable Series 2022A
(Oklahoma Conservation Commission Project)
Co-Manager
03/16/22 $29,260,000 Oklahoma Water Resources Board
State Loan Program Revenue Bonds, Series 2022A
Senior Manager

Contact Us

Christopher A. Gander
Investment Banker
O: 405-272-2075
M: 405-831-0789
cgander@bokf.com

Zack Robinson
Investment Banker
O: 405-272-2199
M: 405-412-6006
zrobinson@bokf.com

Jeff Edwards
Underwriting Administrator
405-272-2132
jedwards@bokf.com

Cameron Bertelli
Public Finance Analyst
405-272-2228
cbertelli@bokf.com

Cecile Baskett
Executive Assistant
405-272-2383
cbaskett@bokf.com