David Thompson is President and CEO of InvesTrust, and CEO of ASC Holding, InvesTrust’s parent company. Prior to joining InvesTrust in 2012, David was president of OPUBCO Communications Group and Publisher of The Oklahoman, Oklahoma’s largest newspaper.
Mr. Thompson is very active in the community and serves on the boards of Integris Health, The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, United Way of Central Oklahoma, The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, Allied Arts, and The Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
In his free time, David enjoys golf, motorsports, and spending time with his family.
- University of Central Oklahoma; B.S. Marketing
InvesTrust announces Mark Williams as chief investment officer. In his new role, Williams will be responsible for directing the firm’s investment strategy, including monitoring overall performance, developing long-range investment plans and strategies, overseeing securities investment operations and identifying market trends and opportunities.
“Relationship management is the cornerstone of the wealth and asset management business,” said David Thompson, president and CEO of InvesTrust. “Mark brings to InvesTrust a long and impressive track record of building close relationships with and serving as a trusted adviser to both individual and institutional clients. In more than two decades in the financial services industry, Mark has demonstrated his commitment to providing clients the highest level of personalized service and helping them navigate choppy financial waters with a reasoned and thoughtful investment approach. He is equally adept at evaluating investments, forecasting market trends and creating long-term investment strategies. His many years of experience with market leading financial institutions throughout the Midwest will position us for continued growth in the coming years.”
Williams said he appreciated the opportunity to work for a well-respected organization known for its client-centered investing approach. “For more than a decade, InvesTrust has been dedicated to helping individuals and organizations manage, preserve and grow their wealth. InvesTrust prides itself on knowing their clients and their goals, developing independent financial plans customized to those goals and exceeding client expectations in terms of results, service and responsiveness. I would expect nothing less from a company backed by the strength and integrity of American Fidelity. I am honored to have the opportunity to join such the firm and help them continue to expand their wealth and asset management business.”
Prior to joining InvesTrust, Williams was senior portfolio manager at Bank of Oklahoma, where he oversaw more than 1,200 accounts with $2 billion in assets. He also served as the lead portfolio manager for Central Trust and Investment Company of Columbia, Mo., where he oversaw a team that invested $900 million in client assets. As director of research for Invista Capital Management, Williams created and implemented a pooled research platform for major money management firms. Williams, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), holds law and MBA degrees from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the State University of New York at Albany.
- Drake University; MBA
- State University of New York at Albany; B.S.
Serving as Chief Investment Officer and portfolio manager, Karen joined InvesTrust in 1999. Karen began her banking/investment career in 1986 working for Bank of America and its predecessors in the Oklahoma City area. She grew up in Oklahoma and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. Karen has passed Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst exam. She is also a Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor Representative.
Karen is a member of the Downtown Exchange Club and has been active in the community through Boy Scouts of America and United Way. Along with her civic commitments, Karen and her family are active members of St. Andrews Catholic Church.
Karen is married to Joe who teaches 6th grade for the Moore Public Schools. She and Joe have three grown sons, Alan, Gregory and Michael. Karen enjoys spending time with her family in activities such as hiking and gardening.
- Oklahoma State University; B.S.
Shane joined InvesTrust as a Vice President and Trust Officer in December 2012. In this role, he is primarily responsible for relationship management duties with InvesTrust’s individual, trust and institutional clients and their professional advisors. He draws upon his thirteen-year career in wealth management and investments to ensure his clients have an exceptional experience working with the integrated team at InvesTrust. Prior to joining the firm, Shane served as a Private Banker for a large investment management firm located in Oklahoma City.
He was raised in New York and originally found Oklahoma when he attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1997. Shane later went back to school and earned his MBA from The University of Oklahoma in 2010 while working full-time. He currently holds NASD Securities Licenses Series 7, 63 and 65 and has maintained them since 1999.
Shane resides in Yukon, Oklahoma with his wife, Erica. Together they enjoy cooking, travelling and hosting parties at their house. They also spend time spoiling their three dogs as well as their eleven nieces and nephews. Shane is interested in a variety of industries and has grown particularly fond of the Oil and Gas Industry since moving to Oklahoma. He is a member of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and Young Professionals in Energy Association.
- Oral Roberts University; BS
- University of Oklahoma; MBA
He has worked at InvesTrust since 1997. Previously, Charles worked for 27 years in the Trust Department of Liberty/Bank One. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees in political science and economics from Oklahoma State University. He served two years in the U.S. Navy in the Tonkin Gulf and two years in Northern Ireland.
Charles grew up in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He has served in various volunteer capacities with Boy Scouts of America and is currently serving on the Southern Region Board. Charles heads the Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable.
Charles and his wife, Sharon, have two sons.
- Oklahoma State University; B.A.
- Oklahoma State University; M.A.
Vicki joined InvesTrust in 2013 as a trust officer. She began her banking career in West Monroe, LA in 1998. Vicki received a bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Central Oklahoma and an MBA from Mid-America Christian University, graduating with highest honors. Vicki is a Certified Trust Financial Advisor and Investment Representative.
Prior to joining InvesTrust, Vicki was a personal trust officer at Bank of Oklahoma. She enjoys working with multigenerational family groups, and understands the value of legacy planning. She is proficient in handling special needs trusts and estate settlement. Vicki brings a broad range of experience to the InvesTrust team, having worked in areas of consumer banking, lending, and wealth management. She is a member of the Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council.
Vicki and husband, Dewey, live in Edmond with their daughter Madeline. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, water sports, and tutoring elementary math and reading.
- University of Central Oklahoma, B.A finance
- Mid-America Christian University, M.B.A
Professional Certifications / Affiliations:
- Certified Trust Financial Advisor
- NASD Series 6
- Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council
Before moving to Oklahoma in 1977, Karen lived in California, Texas, Florida and Ohio. She attended Rose State College and completed the ABA’s Trust Graduate School as well as numerous seminars and classes related to Trust.
She has been active in the community as a Advisory Committee Member of the Lockhart Foundation, an animal rescue foundation as well as other charitable groups.
Karen is married to Mike Grant and has two adult children, Kelli who is a Second Grade Teacher in Moore schools and Kirk, who is active duty with the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
She enjoys spending her free time working on garden projects and spending time with family.
- Rose State College
- American Banking Association
Jordan Young is a Trust Officer and has worked at InvesTrust since 2006. Growing up in Ada, Oklahoma he received a B.S. in Business Administration from East Central University. He is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Trust School.
As an active community member, Jordan is President-Elect of the Lyric Understudies, a young patrons group of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. His civic activities also include serving as Art Committee chair of the Omelette Party, an annual fundraiser benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. He received a forty under 40 award from okc.biz magazine in 2011.
Residing in Northwest Oklahoma City, Jordan enjoys keeping up with the latest trends in technology. Additionally he enjoys entertaining, traveling, and has recently rediscovered the joys of reading.
- East Central University, B.S.
Jeri became vice president of Retirement Specialists and Trust Officer at InvesTrust in 2000. She has 22 years of administrative retirement plan experience. She previously worked for American Fidelity Assurance Company, where she administered the defined benefit and contribution plans.
From Cordell, Oklahoma, Jeri attended Oklahoma State University and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She is a Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor. Jeri also earned the designation of a Certified Retirement Services Professional from the Institute of Certified Bankers. She is a member of the Southwest Benefit Association, Institute of Certified Bankers, and American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. Jeri serves on the Board of Advisors Committee for the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Jeri attends seminars and conferences to keep abreast of the constant changes in retirement plans.
Jeri volunteers for the Women of the South, a group of South Oklahoma City women that created a non-profit organization comprised of women helping women.”Our mission is to provide cultural, civic, educational and social activities for the South Oklahoma City metro area.”
Jeri is married to Larry and they have one daughter, Brandi who teaches 7th grade reading in the Moore school district.
- Oklahoma State University
- Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Brandi Martinez is the Operations Manager and a Trust Officer for InvesTrust Retirement Specialists and has worked for InvesTrust since 2000. Her responsibilities include over seeing the daily operations of the employee benefits area. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Brandi began her career American Fidelity Assurance Company. She spent 8 years in the Annuity Services Department working with 403(b) retirement accounts as the Premium Team Supervisor.
Brandi is our resident expert on our Retirement Plan software platform. She has attended numerous conferences and training sessions held by our software vendor. Brandi is in the process of receiving her Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) designation from ASPPA.
Brandi volunteers at Western Heights High School and at the Community Action Agency of OKC to help teach students the importance of saving and investments.
She and her husband, Steve, have two children, Matthew and Alyssa.
Prior to working at InvesTrust, Debbie was supervisor of trust securities movement at Bank of America. She is a graduate of Cannon Trust School and has attended several seminars and classes related to Trust. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Debbie is married to Jerry and they have two dogs. Debbie believes that exercising and gardening are just some of the ways to relieve stress and stay healthy. She has completed four 1/2-marathons in the last 5 years. She is a member of the Oklahoma Cash Management Association.
Serving as the Retirement Plan Account Coordinator, Ryan joined InvesTrust in 2013. He grew up in Edmond and received a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma. He received his J.D. from the University of Tulsa and is a licensed attorney. Ryan regularly advises clients on the design and implementation of all types of retirement plans, including 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) and nonqualified deferred compensation plans. He also assists clients with ERISA and fiduciary issues.
Prior to joining InvesTrust, Ryan has worked in the employee benefits compliance field for large financial institutions in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys golf, biking, and spending time with his wife, Brandi.
- University of Oklahoma
- University of Tulsa
Sonja started working in trust administration at InvesTrust in May of 2000. Sonja currently administers defined benefit plans for InvesTrust Retirement Specialists. Sonja previously worked for First Fidelity Bank where she was a customer service representative.
Sonja grew up in Moore OK, and now resides with her husband, Brandon, and their two children in Choctaw OK. She takes great pleasure in spending time with her family at amusement parks, the lake and the movies. Sonja also enjoys volunteering at her church’s annual Vacation Bible School each summer. She went on her first mission trip to Nicaragua in the spring of 2010. Sonja plans to continue these wonderful opportunities.
- Oklahoma City Community College; Associate Degree in Business Finance
- Cannon Trust School; Trust Fundamentals and Trust I
Cathy serves in the role of CFO for all ASC Holding, LLC entities. She has over 25 years of accounting/finance experience, including public accounting, and personal trust accounting. Cathy works closely with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, along with several other regulatory agencies and audit firms, assuring the financial integrity in our company financial statements and various reporting. Additionally, she provides accounting and tax work for various clients. Cathy is a CPA and an active member with the AICPA, the OSCPA and the Oklahoma City Chapter of the OSCPA.
Cathy is originally from Oklahoma, and currently resides in Choctaw with her husband Rex. Cathy and Rex have one adult daughter, and a grandson that is their pride and joy. In their spare time Cathy and Rex enjoy a wide range of activities including scuba diving, rock climbing, and hiking.
- Rose State College; A.A. Business Administration
- University of Oklahoma; B.S. Accounting
Wendy is responsible for the financial reporting of all ASC Holding, LLC entities. In addition to monthly financial report production, she works with auditors, regulators and examiners. Additionally, she provides accounting and tax work for clients including individuals, businesses, foundations and non-profit organizations. She is also the Human Relations/Employee Benefits Coordinator.
Prior to joining Asset Services, Wendy worked for two years for Grayce B. Kerr Fund, Inc., handling all the financial demands of the foundation as well as working with organizations seeking grants. This experience was preceded by seven years in the banking industry.
- Oklahoma State University
- University of Central Oklahoma
Matt Murphy is the Chief Information Officer of InvesTrust and Asset Services Company where he manages the Information Technology Department. Growing up in Oklahoma, he received a B.B.A. in management information systems from the University of Oklahoma, and earned a Masters of Information Systems Management from the University of Phoenix. Matt has worked in the IT field in several capacities and has earned recognition as a Cisco Certified Network Associate.
Balancing career with community involvement, Matt is involved in several activities, including assisting the Boys and Girls Club of OKC with technical issues, volunteering at the Regional Food Bank, and supporting local arts programs through the Midtown OKC Rotary. He is also a member of the Leadership Oklahoma City Alumni Association.
Always excited to learn and experience new things, Matt spends his free time cooking, auto racing, reading, and traveling.
- University of Oklahoma; B.B.A. Management Information Systems
- University of Phoenix; Master of Information Systems/Management
Stephanie started working in the InvesTrust Retirement Specialists department in 2007. Before coming to InvesTrust, Stephanie worked for Midland Mortgage for nine years. She is currently enrolled in the Business Administration program at Southern Nazarene University.
When she’s not working and going to school, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her daughter, Whitney.
- Southern Nazarene University
Misty started working at InvesTrust as a Retirement Specialist in 2007. Her duties include processing employee benefit payroll data, handling employee benefit participant requests, and the timely processing of trades.
Before coming to InvesTrust, Misty worked for Midland Mortgage for five years.
Misty grew up in Little Axe and now resides in South Oklahoma City with husband Micah.
When she’s not at work, Misty enjoys spending time with her family, working out, and riding motorcycles.
Melissa has been in the banking industry since 1997. Before coming to InvesTrust in 2010, she was operations manager for JPMorgan Chase Bank. Melissa grew up in Jones, Okla. And now resides in Edmond with her husband Brian, daughter M’Lynn and son Brady. Melissa is an active member of the Junior League of OKC and in her spare time volunteers at Sunbeam Family Services.
- University of Central Oklahoma; B.S.
Michele Goldsworthy Aguilera
Michele joined our company in September 2010 as an administrative assistant. She provides support and assistance to clients and staff and enjoys managing client communications.
Michele grew up in Oklahoma City and is a graduate of Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. Her previous work experiences share a focus on customer service and satisfaction in the hospitality and healthcare fields.
She is an active parishioner and volunteer at St. Eugene Church. She has three children currently attending the University of Oklahoma, BMCHS and the Catholic School of St. Eugene.
- Oklahoma State University; B.S. Hotel and Restaurant Management
- University of Central Oklahoma; M.S. Food Science and Nutrition
Roy Hicks joined InvesTrust in 2012 as a Network Administrator. His duties include troubleshooting and implementation of our desktop and network infrastructure. Roy also helps generate all of InvesTrust’s communication pieces including statements and newsletters. Prior to working with InvesTrust, Mr. Hicks worked as a Paramedic Supervisor.
In his free time, Roy enjoys coaching his kids’ soccer team, and skateboarding.
- CompTIA Network+ Certification
- CompTIA A+ Certification
Kristi has been in the banking industry since 2002. Previously a Sales and Service Associate for JPMorgan Chase Bank, Kristi joined InvesTrust in 2012 as a Retirement Plan Specialist. She graduated from Rose State College and the University of Central Oklahoma.
Kristi enjoys nature and the outdoors, attending church, traveling, and spending time with her family and Yorkipoo named Gizmo.
- University of Central Oklahoma; B.A.
Shannon started working at InvesTrust in May 2012. Before InvesTrust, she worked at First Fidelity Bank for five years as an Assistant Manager and Wire Room Specialist. Shannon grew up and currently resides in Edmond with her husband Bradley. Shannon enjoys working out, and playing with her two dogs.