June 25, 2014 – REI Oklahoma Board of Directors Elect New Member

In its recent annual meeting, Kurtis Ward, General Counsel for National Livestock Credit Corp., was elected to REI Oklahoma’s Board of Directors.


Prior to graduating from Oklahoma City University School of Law and becoming a lawyer, Ward spent many years in the commodities and securities industries. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.


Ward writes and speaks on a variety of Investment Fraud topics as well as American History and Constitutional Law. Ward is an Arbitrator with the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA-formerly NASD) and the National Futures Association. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. He resides in Cashion.


“Kurtis is going to be a great asset to the REI Oklahoma board of directors,” Martin VanMeter, REI Oklahoma board chair said. “His experience and background will strengthen REI Oklahoma’s financial position, furthering our ability to create opportunities for our state. We are appreciative of his volunteer service as well as that of each other member of our board.”

During the same occasion, the terms of John Harper, Greta Stewart and Clayton Taylor were renewed. Clayton Taylor, of The Taylor Group, was originally named to the REI Oklahoma Board of Directors in 1999. John Harper, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Greta Stewart, Oklahoma Primary Care Association, were first elected to the board in 2011.

Through its offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Durant, REI Oklahoma provides capital to help Oklahomans start and expand their business, trains aspiring entrepreneurs, and helps working families buy a home. Learn more about the opportunities REI Oklahoma creates by visiting www.reiok.org or calling 800.658.2823. Follow REI Oklahoma on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.