Nancy Payne Ellis

Chairman Emeritus and Member of the Board of Directors

Mrs. Ellis is a founding member of Heritage Trust Company and she served as chairman until 2004.  Currently, she serves as co-manager of KNABCO LLC.

With a passion for serving her community, a few of Mrs. Ellis’ commitments include serving as a trustee of the Presbyterian Health Foundation, Past Chair and Lifetime Trustee of the Oklahoma City Art Museum, Lifetime Trustee of the Payne Education Center and a board member for the National Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  Mrs. Ellis was the first female chair of the Oklahoma State University Foundation Board of Governors.  Additionally, she has served on the board of trustees for the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

An active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Ellis has served the church as a deacon, elder and trustee.

In recognition of her contributions, Mrs. Ellis has received many distinguished awards, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Woman of the Year, Oklahoma City University Meinder’s School of Business Hall of Honor in Commerce and Industry and Champions of Youth Award from the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma City.  She is a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity and received the Crest Award for Philanthropy in 2000.  Also, she was inducted into the Oklahoma State University Alumni Hall of Fame in 2004, and into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2005.