BOK Financial (BOKF) has named Ben Cowen as president of its mortgage unit called BOK Mortgage.
Cowen officially took direction of BOK Mortgage on Dec. 15. He reports to BOKFs Senior Executive Vice President Steve Bradshaw.
His appointment is part of BOKF's focus on growing the mortgage company while adapting to the changing mortgage climate and the challenging U.S. economy, according to a press release from the firm.
Cowen has over 25 years of mortgage banking experience in multiple production channels such as retail, wholesale, correspondent lending and consumer-based banking. His most current role was with LendingTree as national sales director.
He previously served as senior vice president at Wachovia, managing national wholesale and branch operations. From 1996 to 2004, Cowen held executive leadership roles with Bank of America in operations, sales, correspondent lending and as senior vice president of its national growth and strategy group.