Ken Hogan grew up on a small family farm in El Campo, Texas. After graduating from high school, Ken attended Texas A&M University where he earned his B.S. in Agricultural Economics in 1999. During his time at A&M, Ken was a member of the Corps in Companies D1 and G2, a member of the Texas A&M Biochemistry and Genetics Society, a member of Texas A&M Ducks Unlimited, the interim treasurer of Texas A&M College Republicans, and a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Ken remained the Corps of Cadets Class Representative after graduation until 2005. In 2004, Ken attended Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business where he was in the Executive Program and earned his MBA and the Dean’s Service Award in 2006.
In July 1999, Ken moved to San Antonio in 1999 to work for NAP Partners, Inc. as an Account Executive. In 2000, he moved to Houston where he became the Vice President of Corporate Foreign Exchange for Amegy Bank. During his time at Amegy, Ken achieved expert status in foreign exchange sales, trading, and operational risk management. Ken left Amegy in 2009 and became the Director of Foreign Exchange Sales at Bank of Oklahoma Financial Corporation (BOKF). While at BOKF, he managed the Foreign Exchange Sales function for the seven banks that comprise the nationwide BOKF footprint. He also established one of the first deliverable Chinese Yuan trading programs in North America. Ken left BOKF in 2012 and began working for Cadence Bank, where he is now the Head of Foreign Exchange.
During his time at Cadence Bank, Ken has successfully launched and managed the Foreign Exchange Division for Cadence Bank, an $8.2 billion financial institution with more than 80 branches in the Southeastern United States. He has arranged $4 billion in daily market liquidity and has implemented a host of products on par with those offered by global banks, ranging from plain vanilla spots, forwards, and swaps to complex, structured derivatives and money market instruments.
Ken has remained involved in both his community and with Texas A&M. He served as President of the MBA Council of Houston from 2008-2010, is on the Finance Committee of West University Baptist Church, and is also on the steering committee for Tulane’s Houston Executive MBA programs. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the Corps of Cadets and is also a lecturer in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness classes at A&M and various other universities on the topics of macroeconomics, finance, and global risk management. In 2014, Ken was presented with the Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award by the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Ken lives in Houston with his wife Michelle ’98 and their two daughters, Olivia and Juliette.