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Meet the Team

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Sue Hermann
Executive Editor
Sue Hermann is director of corporate communications and content for BOK Financial and executive editor for The Statement. She has three decades of experience in corporation communications and public relations, and would gladly include a reference to St. Louis Cardinals baseball in everything she writes. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism at University of Missouri – Columbia and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Wright State University.
Megan Ryan
Managing Editor
Megan is the senior strategic content manager for BOK Financial. With a background in public relations and corporate communications in a variety of industries, Megan enjoys bringing company and employee stories to life. She is a graduate of Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Hospitality Management. She is an avid sports fan who loves being outdoors and traveling with her family. 
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Cydney Baron
Contributing Writer
Cydney Baron is a strategic content creator for BOK Financial. She has 10 years of experience working as a newspaper reporter and executive editor, and is passionate about storytelling. She earned two bachelor's degrees - one in English and Communication from Rogers State University and one in Marketing from Northeastern State University. She enjoys road trips, yoga, and spending time with her friends and family. 
Gail Ellis
Gail Ellis
Contributing Writer
Gail Ellis is a communications specialist in the Tulsa area. She earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from Oklahoma State University and a master’s in English Literature from the University of Tulsa.
Jenna Hardie
Jenna Hardie
Contributing Writer
Jenna enjoys keeping up with tech and political trends, as well as contributing content to a variety of outlets. Based in Alamogordo, N.M., Jenna specializes in content strategy and creation, public relations, and brand messaging. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Government and a master's degree in Political Science from New Mexico State University. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family exploring New Mexico's forests, camping and hiking. 
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Kerby Meyers
Contributing Writer
Kerby Meyers enjoys breaking down financial concepts of all stripes into easily digestible content. A Denver-based independent consultant, he’s written for a number of financial services firms across the U.S. and has a growing interest in responsible investing. In addition to exploring money matters, Kerby aids the start-up community by leading courses and writing about entrepreneurship.
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Erin Schwartz
Contributing Writer
Erin Schwartz is a corporate communications specialist for BOK Financial, focusing on internal communications. She brings more than four years of experience to the team, having worked in higher education, nonprofits organizations and banking. She is a graduate of The University of Tulsa with a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies and Spanish. Erin enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends. 
Danielle Sottosanti
Danielle Sottosanti
Contributing Writer
Danielle Sottosanti, PhD, has been writing professionally for more than 15 years. She previously worked as a newspaper reporter for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, AZ where she was recognized as Employee of the Year Award. She also received an Arizona Press Club Award for growth and development reporting and was runner up for the John Kolbe Politics and Government Reporting Award. From 2011 to 2013, Danielle was a reporter for two Financial Times publications – Ignites and FundFire. Since then, she has worked extensively as a freelance writer in the financial services industry and received her PhD in English from Fordham in 2019.
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Megan Foster
Technical Coordinator
Megan is the communications technology channel manager for BOK Financial. She is passionate about the intersection of technology and communication and has more than a decade of experience blending content creation and website administration. Megan is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Broadcasting. She enjoys everything sci-fi, playing video and board games as well as spending time with family.