Excellence in Leadership Gala
Annually, Leadership Oklahoma honors outstanding leaders from across the state to highlight the great work of individuals and organizations making a positive and meaningful difference in Oklahoma. The four categories include the Distinguished Graduate Award, the Business Leadership Award, the Statewide Community Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
There are four awards designed to honor state leaders and entities that make a meaningful difference in Oklahoma.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have used their leadership abilities to improve the quality of life for Oklahoma's citizens and its future generations.
The Distinguished Graduate Award honors a Leadership Oklahoma graduate whose recent leadership activities have exemplified the highest standards of Leadership Oklahoma and whose activities achieved results or set an example of statewide significance.
The Business Leadership Award commends a business entity for its impact in promoting leadership principles and practice, implementing programs worthy of example, and fostering the growth of quality leadership.
The Statewide Community Award acknowledges an organization or company that, through specific projects or efforts, has reached across valued differences to develop among Oklahomans a sense of common purpose and a more profound sense of loyalty to their state. This award has been created to promote a heightened sense of appreciation for the possibilities available when Oklahomans work together as a single statewide community.
The Excellence in Leadership Gala was held April 1, 2017 at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa.