About Governor Kevin Stitt

J. Kevin Stitt is the 28th governor of Oklahoma. Governor Kevin Stitt is leading the state with a vision to become Top Ten in critical categories, from government accountability to job growth, infrastructure, education and more.

Governor Stitt is an Oklahoman entrepreneur and businessman who founded Gateway in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2000. Starting Gateway with only $1,000 and a computer, Stitt grew his business into a nationwide mortgage company operating in more than 40 states and servicing more than $17 billion in residential mortgages. Stitt then decided to tackle the banking industry and began the process in 2018 of merging with Farmers Exchange Bank, a community bank originally founded in 1935 in Western Oklahoma.  Upon completion of the merger, Stitt established Gateway First Bank, which today is one of the ten largest banks by assets in Oklahoma with $1.2 billion in assets, 160 mortgage centers across the U.S., and more than 1,200 employees. Gateway is headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma. 

Governor Stitt is a fourth-generation Oklahoman, who graduated from Norman High School and is an alumnus of Oklahoma State University, where he received a degree in accounting in 1996. Stitt and his wife, Sarah, have six children and have been married for 21 years.