Leslie ParisDirector of Community and Employee Engagement BOK Financial
- Community Engagement
- Human Resources
Leslie Paris is responsible for BOK Financial’s community engagement strategy in eight states, including some of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas such as Dallas, Houston, Denver, Albuquerque and Kansas City. She serves as President of the BOKF Foundation, annually supporting over 600 nonprofit organizations serving the needs of the communities in the bank’s footprint. Additionally, she directs the company’s in-kind contributions and volunteering, including nonprofit board service, committee involvement and other volunteer service activities by employees. She joined BOK Financial in 1983.
Paris has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University.
Outside of the office, she is on the board of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence (in Education), Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma, OSU Spears School of Business Eastin Center Advisory Board, OSU Foundation Board of Governors and is the current chair of the Women for OSU Council. She enjoys volunteering, reading and cattle ranching in her spare time.