TAMA Manufacturing Appreciation Lunch – June 29, 2023

Let’s celebrate manufacturing in Oklahoma and spend time networking with one another.

This lunch will be for laughter, enjoying good food, and some high-profile speakers!

Brought to you by Timco, Nabholz, and TAMA!


Sean Kouplen

Sean Kouplen is the Chairman & CEO of Regent Bank and Oklahoma’s immediate Past Secretary of Commerce & Workforce Development.

In 2008, Kouplen led an investor group that purchased 110-year old Regent Bank in Nowata, OK. Since that time, the bank has expanded to Tulsa, OKC, Springfield, MO, Bartlesville, Edmond and coming soon to Broken Arrow. The bank has grown from $72 million to over $1.2 billion in assets- making it one of America’s fastest-growing banks. Regent Bank has won many awards including Inc Magazine’s Best Places to Work and the ICBA Central United States Community Bank of the Year.

In his volunteer role as Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development, Kouplen oversaw 36 state agencies who lead the economic development, community development and workforce development efforts for the state of Oklahoma. Under his leadership, the state attracted over 100 new businesses. Governor Stitt tasked Secretary Kouplen with leading our business and economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and he also created the Oklahoma Business Relief Program that helped almost 9,000 Oklahoma businesses.

Kouplen holds numerous local and statewide leadership positions, including Past Chairman of the OSU National Alumni Association, OSU-Tulsa Board of Trustees and Hospitality House Board of Directors. He is currently a board member for the Oklahoma Business Roundtable, First Americans Museum, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, Gatesway Foundation, Tulsa Community College Foundation and an Elder of Southpoint Church in Bixby.

Kouplen’s awards include Journal Record’s Most Admired CEO Award, his fraternity’s top national alumni award, Citizen of the Year in Bixby, OK and, most recently, a black belt in Taekwondo. Kouplen has written three best-selling books, hosts a nationwide podcast called Purpose-Driven CEO, and leads a daily call-in devotional that has reached over 155,000 people throughout the country every morning at 8:17am…and you are invited!

Kouplen has been married to Angela for 24 years and they have three children- Emory (19), Kennedy (15) and Finley (12).

Rep. Kevin Hern

Born on an Air Force Base, Kevin gained an early appreciation for the sacrifices that military families make. In high school, Kevin attended a Career Technology center where he earned an Architectural Drafting certificate, which he used to work and pay for his Engineering degree. Later in life, he earned his MBA.
Kevin went on to work as an Aerospace Engineer for Rockwell International. He then began saving to purchase his first McDonald’s Restaurant by starting and operating small business ventures: writing computer programs to automate tasks for businesses, real estate, and even hog farming.
In 1997, Kevin literally sold the farm to buy his first McDonald’s restaurant in North Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1999, he purchased two McDonald’s restaurants in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He grew that organization over the next decade; eventually owning 24 McDonald’s restaurants that employed thousands of people in Northeast Oklahoma.

Kevin has worked across every aisle by serving in various leadership positions within the McDonald’s system – what he identifies as the most grassroots business in the world. He served 13 years on the National Leadership Team that represented all 3,500 U.S. Franchisees, serving for 8 years as the Chairman of the Franchise Relations Team and 5 years as the Chairman of the Systems Economic Team.
In addition to McDonald’s, Kevin has been a very successful entrepreneur in the areas of banking, manufacturing, real estate development, multiple technology companies, and sports publishing.
He uses his vast experiences to help aspiring entrepreneurs pursue their American Dream by starting new businesses, creating jobs, and putting Americans to work.
Kevin Hern was sworn into Congress on November 13th, 2018. Kevin and his wife Tammy live in Tulsa and have three children and two grandchildren. They are members at the Church at Battle Creek.

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