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Previous Speakers

Since 1985 more than 260 nationally prominent business and public leaders have participated in our Friends of Finance Executive Speaker series. Some of the individuals who have participated are listed below. Please submit your suggestions for potential speakers to Ryan Flugum at

For information, please contact Judy Adair at 918-631-2588 or

Speaker Title/Company 
Alan Armstrong President & CEO, Williams
Keith Bailey Chairman, President, and CEO, Williams
James Barnes President, CEO & Chairman, MAPCO, Inc.
James Bell CFO, The Boeing Company
Clay Bennett Chairman, Dorchester Capital, LLC
Robert Biolchini President & CEO, PennWell Corporation
Roy Bliss President and COO United Video Satellite Group
Peter C. Boylan III President and COO, TV Guide, Inc.
Tim Boyle President and CEO, Columbia Sportswear Co.
Steve Bradshaw President & CEO, Bank of Oklahoma
William Brodsky Chairman and CEO, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Nancy Buese SVP & CFO, MarkWest Energy
Herman Bulls CEO Public Institutions, Jones Lang LaSalle
Chester Cadieux Chairman, Quik Trip Corporation
Joseph Cappy Chairman, CEO & President, DTAG
Mark Casady Chairman & CEO, LPL Financial
Michael Cawley CEO & President, Noble Foundation
Charles Clough Chief Investment Strategist, Merrill Lynch
Michael L. Conley EVP and CFO, McDonald’s Corporation
Sean Connolly President, USA Campbell Soup Company
Robert Crandall Chairman and CEO, AMR Corporation
Jeff Davis CEO, U.S. Beef Corporation
Pete Delaney Chairman, President & CEO, OG&E Energy Corp.
Jamie Dimon Chairman & CEO, BankOne
Todd Dobson EVP & CFO, MidFirst Bank
Mike Dubose Global VP – Corporate & Major Accounts, W. W. Grainger
Archie Dunahm Chairman, President & CEO, Conoco-Phillips
Michael Durham President and CEO, The SABRE Group
Tom Durkin Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
Wright Elliot Executive Vice-President, Chase Manhattan Bank
Cy Elmburg Chairman & CEO, Blitz, U.S.A., Inc.
Cary Evert President, North American Operations, Hilto, Inc.
Chris Farrell Economics Editor, Business Week
Steve Feilmeier EVP and CFO, Koch Industries, Inc.
Diana Ferguson SVP, Sara Lee Corporation
James Firestone President, Xerox North America
Morton Fleischer Chairman, Pres. & CEO, Franchise Finance Corp.
Gary Forsee Chairman & CEO, Sprint Corporation
Randy Foutch Chairman & CEO, Laredo Petroleum
Richard, Fuld, Jr. CEO, Lehman Brothers, Inc.
David Glass President & CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Paul Haaga, Jr. EVP, Capital Research & Management Company
Michael Hagedorn Vice Chairman and CFO, UMB Financial Corp.
Hans Helmerich President & CEO, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
Jake Henry, Jr. President & CEO, Saint Francis Health System
Douglas Hill Managing Partner, EdwardJones
Thomas Hoenig President, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
J. Clifford Hudson Chairman and CEO, Sonic Corporation
Donald Humphreys SVP and Treasurer, Exxon Mobile Corporation
Roger Jarvis Chairman, President & CEO, Spinnaker Exploration
James Jones U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Chansoo Joung Managing Director, Energy Warburg Pincus, LLC
Peter Kagan Managing Director-Energy, Warburg Pincus, LLC
Gary Kelly Vice President-Finance, Southwest Airlines
David Kemper Chairman, President and CEO, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
Thomas Kivisto President & CEO, SemGroup, LP
Michaell Krimbill President & CFO, Energy Transfer Partners
Richard Kunzer Director, Credit Suisse Asset Management
David Kyle Chairman, President & CEO, ONEOK, Inc.
Craig LaBarge CEO and President, LaBarge, Inc.
David Lamp President, Holly Corporation
Theresa Lang SVP and Treasurer of Merrill Lynch
Bob Lawless President, The University of Tulsa
David Lesar President and CEO, Halliburton
Kenneth Lewis President, Bank of America
Greg Lippert President & CEO, Mazzio’s Corporation
Robert Litan Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
William Lobeck President & CEO, Vanguard Car Rental
Brent Longnecker President, Longnecker & Associates
John Lowe SVP, Phillips Petroleum Company
Kimberly Lubel President & CEO, CST Brands
Stanley Lybarger President & CEO, BOK Financial Corp.
Steve Malcolm Chairman, President & CEO, Williams
Roberto Mandini Executive Vice-President, CITGO Petroleum Corporation
Colin Marshall President & CEO, Cloud Peak Energy
John McCoy Chairman and CEO, Bank One
A.H. “Chip” McElroy President & CEO, McElroy Manufacturing, Inc.
C. Douglas McMillon President and CEO, Wal-Mart International
Alfred Mockett Managing Director, British Telecom
David Moffett Senior Advisor-Carlyle Group; Previously served as CEO of Freddie Mac, and CFO and Vice-Chairman of US Bancorp
Jim Mulva President, Phillips Petroleum
James Newsome Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Larry Nichols Chairman & CEO, Devon Energy Corporation
James F. Parker Vice Chairman & CEO Southwest Airlines
Drew Pearson Chairman, Drew Pearson Marketing
Thomas Petrie Vice Chairman, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Boone Pickens Founder and Retired CEO, MESA
Robert Prince Founder and 1st President of Friends of Finance; Co-Chief Investment Officer Bridgewater Associates, Inc.
David Rainbolt President & CEO, BancFirst Corporation
Tom Reece CEO of Dover Corporation
John Richels President & CEO, Devon Energy
Jim Rogers Author of Investment Biker
Edward Rust Jr. President and CEO, State Farm Insurance
John Schlifske President, Northwestern Mutual
Stacy Schusterman Chairman & Co-CEO, Samson Investments
H. Lee Scott, Jr. President & CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Tiffany Sewell-Howard CEO, DitchWitch
Raymond Siegfried, II Chairman, The Nordam Group
Sally Smith President & CEO, Buffalo Wild Wings
Charles Stanley President and CEO, QEP Resources, Inc.
Roger Staubach Chairman & CEO, The Staubach Company
Janice Stoney Former EVP, U.S. West (Quest)
Jerry Stritzke President & CEO, Coach, Inc.
Scott Sullivan CFO, VP & Treasurer, WorldCom
Maureen Sweeny Vice President, IBM Business Consulting Group
David Tippeconnic President and CEO, CITGO Petroleum Corporation
Steadman Upham President, The University of Tulsa
Fred Vierra President of TCI International
Al Walker CEO, Anadarko Petroleum
Frank Wang President & CEO, Saxon Publishers
Ed Whitacre Chairman and CEO, SBC Communications, Inc.
Jim Wilburn President & CEO, WinnerComm, Inc.
Michael Wiley President & COO, ARCO
John Wooden Head Basketball Coach, Emeritus, UCLA
Felix Wright Chairman & CEO, Leggett & Platt, Inc.
John Zeglis President, AT&T
Edward J. Zore President & CEO, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network