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Mike Neal

President and CEO of the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, Mike Neal has been working to improve the city since he took the job in 2006. Before moving to Oklahoma, Neal led chambers in Nashville and his hometown of Monroe, La. Outside work, Neal is involved in a variety of community efforts, including serving as the board chair of the...

Jeremiah Mathew Davis

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Jeremiah Matthew Davis, the inaugural director at OKC-based Oklahoma Contemporary, serves in the primary leadership role for the institution and is helping to grow it into a new, central location downtown. With seven years under his belt at the art center, Davis has overseen a variety of curatorial programming while working to strengthen youth and adult education programs.  Originally from...

Sherry Marshall

Sherry Marshall, who has worked with Science Museum Oklahoma for 29 years, knew early on that a career in the sciences was her calling. She began at the museum when it was the Omniplex, and has held roles including direction of education, director of the Oklahoma Museum Network, and VP of programs before becoming president and CEO in 2016.  Outside...

Phil Armstrong

Phil Armstrong, president and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, began his tenure in February 2023. Prior, he served as interim director of Tulsa’s Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street History Center, and as project director of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. In those roles, he handled everything from stakeholder communications to donor relations, construction...

Jim Roth

The thirteenth dean of Oklahoma City University’s School of Law, Jim Roth guides law students into successful futures. He is also a director at Phillips Murrah Law Firm and a lawyer with A New Energy, a consultancy specializing in energy policy and developments. Roth, the first openly LGBTQ+ person to hold a statewide elected office in the state, also...

Rhys Martin

Tulsa Native Rhys Martin is the president of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association. An avid photographer, Martin first became enamored with Route 66 during a bridge preservation event in 2015. Now, he represents the Association as a member of the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership, the Route 66 Alliance, the Tulsa Route 66 Commission and the Oklahoma Route 66...

Carrie Slatton-Hodges

Commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Carrie Slatton-Hodges works to address mental health and substance use issues in the state. Focused on delivering services designed to address the needs of high-risk populations, Slatton-Hodges is leading the nation’s launch of the 988 Mental Health Lifeline. A graduate of Southern Nazarene University and Southwestern Oklahoma...

Elizabeth Gray

Executive director of the Civic Center Foundation and the general manager of OKC Broadway, Elizabeth Gray graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in engineering, then worked at Walters Power International. Shortly after, she received a mayoral appointment to the Civic Center Foundation’s board of directors, and in 2015, she became its first executive director. In time,...

Colonel Scott Preston 

Col. Scott Preston, the Commander and District Engineer of the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is the senior military officer and engineer of the district. Along with overseeing more than 700 engineers and professionals, Preston focuses specifically on Civil Works, Military Programs and the Operations of USACE projects and activities for all of Oklahoma, as well as...

Kara Luther-Chapman

After a tenure at Guthrie’s Pollard Theatre, Kara Luther-Chapman joined the team at OKC’s Rodeo Cinema Foundation as the executive director in January. She has long been involved in Oklahoma’s arts community as an actress in live productions and film. Luther-Chapman recently graduated with her MBA from Colorado State University. We sat down with her and got her thoughts...