Executive VP, General Counsel and Secretary
Mr. Rusty LaForge is Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Southwest Bancorp, Inc., effective since April 2, 2012. He most recently was an attorney with McAfee Taft A Professional Corporationrationration, serving as the practice group leader for the firms Banking and Financial Institutions practice group, where he concentrated on regulatory and transactional matters affecting banks, bank holding companies, and other financial firms. His career experience includes service as director of investor relations for Guaranty Financial Group and Guaranty Bank, Austin, Texas from May 2007 to August 2009, and as an attorney in the financial services section of the Bracewell Giuliani LLP law firm. Mr. LaForge earned a bachelors degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University in 1998, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2002. While in law school, he served as a Carl Albert Executive Fellow with the Oklahoma Department of Securities and as a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Oklahoma. Mr. LaForge is a certified public accountant and a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the American Bar Association. Mr. LaForge currently serves on the Parks Subcommittee of the Oklahoma City MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board, the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Directors, the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Board of Directors, the Oklahoma State University Foundations Board of Governors, the Oklahoma State University School of Accountings Advisory Board, and as a volunteer with charity organizations including Habitat for Humanity and PlaySmart.
Age: 39 EVP Since 2012