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OKC Presents Gene Rainbolt, Chairman Emeritus, BancFirst Corp
Petroleum Club
100 N Broadway Ave # 3400
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
United States
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Category: OKC Chapter Events

Please join us for this robust presentation by
Gene Rainbolt, BancFirst Corp's Chairman Emeritus

"Oklahoma's Legacy: Ethics, Economics & Sharing Prosperity"

Oklahoma's legacy is one shaped by challenge, but faced with courage and kindness.  Mr. Rainbolt will discuss the economic aspects of ethical behavior and importance of shared prosperity to help our community continue to thrive.

Note that member honors will be distributed to Trailblazer, Leading and Horizon members.  This program is not recommended for CPE's.  

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Gene Rainbolt Presentation - January 10

About Our Presenter:

If there is a single driving ambition and philosophy in Mr. Rainbolt's life, it is the establishment of an Oklahoma in which every child has the opportunity to become all that he or she can be.  

Acting as a strong advocate of improving and diversifying the Oklahoma economy, Mr. Rainbolt has worked long and hard to improve health, education, provide better access to capital, and develop Oklahoma's infrastructure system.  He has served in countless civic and economic development, chamber of commerce, youth, medical, zoological, arts and banking organizations.  One of his most recent projects is enhancing the entrepreneurial classes and entrepreneurial activities at universities in Oklahoma.  

Business Background:
With a long history of shaping Oklahoma's business climate, Mr. Rainbolt acquired his first bank, the First American Bank in Purcell in 1962.  That was followed by acquisitions of other banks in Oklahoma, leading to the formation of the United Community Corporate in 1985.  It was the State's first multi-bank holding company.  In 1989, BancFirst was founded and is now the largest state-chartered bank in Oklahoma with assets of $7.2 billion and offices in 53 communities in Oklahoma.

Mr. Rainbolt completed his undergraduate and post-graduate work at the University of Oklahoma.  He also received an Honorary Doctorate from that institution, as well as Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma Christian University.  

 Military Service:
Mr. Rainbolt served in the Regular Army four years after receiving a commission as distinguished military graduate from OU.  He was an Artillery Officer during the Korean War, separated as First Lieutenant.  He also served as an Intelligence Officer of the 981st Field Artillery Battalion in Korea, receiving a Bronze Star Medal and Army Commendation Medal.  


  •                Distinguished Service Award, University of Oklahoma (1994)
  •                Distinguished Graduate Society, College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma
  •                Arthur Barto Adams Alumni Award, College of Business, University of Oklahoma
  •                Humanitarian Award, The National Conference for Community & Justice (1997)
  •                Regents’ Alumni Award, University of Oklahoma (1997)
  •                Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, University of Oklahoma (1999)
  •                Oklahoma Hall of Fame Inductee (1999)
  •                Living Treasure Award, Oklahoma Health Center (2001)
  •                Native Son Award, South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce (2001)
  •                Lifetime Achievement Award, Leadership Oklahoma (2002)
  •                Honorary Doctorate in Law, Oklahoma Baptist University (2002)
  •                Dean’s Award for Distinguished Community Service, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (2003)
  •                Distinguished Service Award, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (2003)
  •                Pathmaker Award, Oklahoma City and County Historical Society (2004)
  •                Beaux Arts King (2004)
  •                Friend of Medicine Award, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Alumni Association (2008)
  •                Governor’s Arts Award (2008)
  •                Oklahoma Humanities Award (2010)
  •                Community Spirit Award (2010)
  •                Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Oklahoma Christian University (2011)
  •                Honorary Doctorate in Economics, Oklahoma City University (2011)
  •                Oklahoma Commerce and Industry Hall of Honor Chairman’s Award, Oklahoma City University (2011)
  •                Spirit of Oklahoma Award, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (2012)
  •                John R. Bozalis, M.D. Children’s Wellness Award, Schools for Healthy Lifestyles (2012)
  •                Alzheimer’s Association, Maureen Reagan Award (2012)

 Current Civic Activities:

  •              Communities Foundation of Oklahoma, Board of Governors
  •                Calm Waters, Founding Chairman
  •                Moran Museum, Director
  •                Charles and Peggy Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center, Leadership Council
  •                Oklahoma Tomorrow, Director
  •                Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform, Member

Past Civic Activities:

  • OU Foundation, Trustee
  • Oklahoma Arts Institute, Chairman
  • OU Health Sciences Center Board of Visitors, Chair
  • Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Foundation, President
  • Oklahoma Zoological Society, Director
  • Oklahoma City Zoological Trust, Trustee and Chairman
  • Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, Executive Committee, President
  • Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Director
  • Academy for State Goals, President and Chairman
  • Oklahoma Bankers Association, President
  • Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, Chairman
  • Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Shawnee United Fund, President
  • Shawnee Rotary Club, President
  • Purcell Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Shawnee Camp Fire Girls Association, YMCA, Medical Center Hospital, Family Resource Center, Dir. or Trustee
  • Oklahoma Highway Commission, Member
  • State Insurance Fund, Chairman and Board Member
  • President’s Commission on Coinage, Member
  • Oklahoma Futures, Vice Chairman - Original Member and Cofounder
  •  Oklahoma Development Authority, Chairman and Cofounder
  • Leadership Oklahoma, Director
  • Community Council of Central Oklahoma, Director
  • Great Expectations Foundation, Director
  • Citizens League, Board Member
  •  University of Oklahoma Associates Council, Chairman and Member of Executive Committee
  •  Nichols Hills United Methodist Church, Trustee
  •  Petroleum Club, Director
  •  Habitat for Humanity, Advisory Director
  •  Allied Arts, Director
  •  OU Health Sciences Center Presidential Professorship Committee, Member
  •  EDGE Fund Policy Board, Member
  •  M. D. Anderson Cancer Foundation, Board of Visitors
  •  Sonic Corporation, Director
  • University of Oklahoma, College of Engineering Board of Visitors, Member
  • Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, Trustee & Member
  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Director




Contact: OK Ethics Member Care Coordinator, [email protected] com; (405) 558-1996.