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April 5, 2005

JPMorgan Executive To Give Herrington Lecture at RSU

Ed Keller, Managing Director-Oklahoma for JPMorgan, will provide this year's Carl G. and Gladys L. Herrington Distinguished Endowed Lecture at Rogers State University on Tuesday, April 19.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 11 a.m. in RSU's Will Rogers Auditorium. The late Carl G. and Gladys L. Herrington established the Herrington Distinguished Lectureship Endowment through the Rogers State University Foundation. Keller's presentation is the 11th in the Herrington Lecture Series.

Keller's banking career has included positions with The First National Bank in Bartlesville, Security Bank of Blackwell, Rogers County Bank in Claremore, The First Oklahoma Bancorporation in Oklahoma City, Mercantile Bank, and Fourth National Bank of Tulsa. He also has served as CEO of Bank IV Oklahoma. 

His past professional affiliations have included serving as chairman of the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Board of Directors; president of the Oklahoma Bankers' Association; director of the State Chamber of Commerce; chairman of the Oklahoma State University Associates College of Business; president of the Tulsa Boys' Home Board of Directors; and a member of the board for the City of Tulsa/Rogers County Port Authority.

A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Keller has received the OSU Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumnus Award and has been inducted into the OSU Hall of Fame. He has chaired various fund drives benefiting the United Way, Boy Scouts of America, American Diabetes Association, OSU, Tulsa Community College, and Tulsa Boys' Home.

Among his current community endeavors, Mr. Keller is chairman of the Board of Directors for Saint Francis Health System, Board of Regents for the Oklahoma State University and Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges, Tulsa Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism, and the Oklahoma Business and Education Coalition.

He and his wife, Marilyn, reside in Tulsa. They have four grown children and four grandchildren. 

The Herrington family initiated the lectureship endowment as a way to provide exceptional educational opportunities at RSU. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education provided matching funds for the endowment.

Mr. Herrington, a retired Exxon executive, served on the RSU Foundation Board of Directors and was a longtime supporter of the university. In 1990, RSU awarded Mr. Herrington the Jefferson Fellow Award. The university's Herrington Hall, which houses RSU's School of Business and Technology, was named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herrington.

Mr. Herrington's sister, Ms. Margaret Herrington, represents the Herrington family. Born in Tecumseh, Ms. Herrington was educated at the University of Oklahoma, where she received a bachelor's degree in business administration and at Oklahoma City University where she received her juris doctorate. Ms. Herrington is establishing the Margaret J. Herrington Endowment through the Rogers State University Foundation.

For more information, call the RSU Foundation at (918) 343-7773.