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2.11.2022 / Gateway in the News

Gateway CEO Scott Gesell Recognized by The Journal Record’s Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs

TULSA, Okla., February 10, 2022 –– Gateway First Bank’s CEO Scott Gesell has been named a 2022 honoree on The Journal Record’s list of Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs & Financial Stewardship Award.

The Most Admired CEO selections, as well as one financial stewardship award recipient, will be recognized at the 13th annual Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs & Financial Stewardship Awards event on Monday, April 25 at the Skirvin Hilton hotel in Oklahoma City.

“The way Scott values each and every employee embodies what a true leader should be,” said Fikisha Omenai, Senior Customer Service Specialist at Gateway. “We are extremely blessed to have him at the helm of our company. I am certainly thankful for his outstanding leadership.”

“Scott’s leadership is more than just simply having CEO on his business card, explained Gateway Board of Directors member James Redman. “He cares about his people. He cares about them more than he cares about himself, and that is why he is the right leader in the right place at the right time for Gateway.”

Michelle Choquette, Chief Administration Officer at Gateway First Bank shared, “Scott enthusiastically proclaims that ‘if you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right’. This mantra has energized Gateway, merging collaboration with a joyful spirit among all team members.”

“Leading a company through the challenges faced over the last few years is remarkable,” said Journal Record Editor Joe Dowd. “The CEOs and CFO we will honor in 2022 have been steadfast and successful, making a major impact on their companies and on the Oklahoma business community.”

All honorees will be profiled in a commemorative magazine, which will be inserted into The Journal Record on April 26.

CEOs and CFOs are honored in three categories – public company, private company and nonprofit. An overall winner will be chosen from each category and announced during the event.

About Gateway First Bank 

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.9 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation.  Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, over 160 mortgage centers in 42 states, and almost 1,600 employees.  Learn more at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

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