"Going through Leadership Oklahoma is an eye-opening experience to the diversity of our state. From Guymon to Broken Bow, we heard similar themes by our host communities and its residents. Our people define the "Oklahoma Standard" by their grit of endurance and tenacity to overcome obstacles or challenges that faced them. Taking the time to listen, collaborate and compromise will lead Oklahoma toward its greatest days ever!" -- Lyle L. Roggow, Duncan, Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation, Class 30 and Lifetime Member.


Executive Leadership

Leadership Oklahoma Officers 2017-2018

Leadership Oklahoma's officers and board of directors play an active role in overseeing the organization and providing guidance to ensure the quality and success of its programs. All officers and members of the board are dedicated volunteers who share in the belief that Leadership Oklahoma is making Oklahoma a better state. 

 Executive Committee


Brent Kisling, (XXIII), Enid






Greg Wheeler, (XXIV), Oklahoma City

Samonia Byford, (XX), Oklahoma City

Vice Chair / Chair-Elect / Chair, Administration

Chair, Membership/Chair, Ambassadors



Scott Stidham, (XXIV), Tulsa

Matthew Mollman, (XXI), Chickasha

Secretary / Treasurer / Chair, Finance

Chair, Marketing/Public Relations



Tom Evans, (XXVI), Enid

Jodi Cline, (XXVI), Ponca City

Chair / Development

Chair, Adult Program



Shane Fernandez, (XXVII), Oklahoma City

Laurie Tilley, (XXIII), Tulsa

Chair, Youth Program

Immediate Past Chair / Chair, Nominating Committee



At-Large Executive Committee Members


Michele Campbell, SE,  Youth Program Chair-Elect

Jennifer Meason, SW

Ben Kimbro, Tulsa

Krista Roberts, NW

Adam Leaming, NW

Jim Robertson, OK

Brian McClain, SE

Steve Smith, SE, Adult Program Chair-Elect


Board of Directors



Oklahoma County


Alison Anthony

Bryan Byrnes

Kathy Banks-Monroe

Melissa Bowers

Jane Jenkins

Gilmer Capps

John Killam

Lance McDaniel

Greg Elliott

Adam Leaming

Jim Robertson

Jennifer Meason




Deena Fisher

Chris Anoatubby

Stephanie Cameron

Kyle Hughbanks

Amy Ford

Phil Kaiser

Zac Perkins

Wes Hilliard

Ben Kimbro

Krista Roberts

Brian McClain

David Wagner

At-Large Directors

Joe Abshere

TW Shannon

Ted Streuli

Kent Carter

Kimber Shoop

David Underwood

Alan Case

Advisory Board

Jesse Boudiette

Cody Hodgden

Susan Paddack

Melissa Hall

Robert Holcomb

Lindy Ritz

Brooke Hamilton

Phillip Kennedy

Bill Schonacher

Diana Hartley

Jodi Lewis

Rose Washington

Molly Helm

Xavier Neira

Allen Wright