Paul H. Cornell

Paul H. Cornell is President of Spirit BankCorp, Inc. and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SpiritBank.  He is a 1994 graduate of the Oklahoma State University School of Accounting, and he later earned a Certified Public Accountant designation. He began his career with KPMG.  

Cornell grew up in Oklahoma City but has been in the Tulsa area since 1998.  He believes in and is active in the communities around him.  Today, he serves the community and state as a Regent for Tulsa Community College, Board Member of the Tulsa Area United Way, the Oklahoma Heritage Association, the Oklahoma Academy and Leadership Oklahoma.  He is a member of the Economic Club of Oklahoma, the Tulsa Downtown Rotary Club and Faith United Methodist Church. He is past Chairman of the TCC Foundation, Young President’s Organization and the OSU Alumni Association National Board of Directors. 

In the banking community, Cornell is active in the American Bankers Association and the Oklahoma Bankers Association, serving on the ABA Government Relations Administrative Committee and the OBA Government Relations Council.  

He is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma (class XVII) and the OSBI Citizen’s Academy.  Professionally, Cornell serves as a Director for SpiritBank and Citizens Bancshares.  

He married the former Tabitha Kelly of Okemah in 1995. They live in Tulsa and are proud parents of twin boys, Andrew and Joshua, born in March 2001; daughter, Rachel, born in February of 2006; and son, Caleb, born in April 2009.