Headliners

In 1956, the Tulsa Press Club and Benevolent Association was authorized by the membership to form an exclusive Headliners Club, composed of not more than 20 of the truly outstanding civic, business, professional and industrial leaders of the community, whose unselfish contribution to the growth, welfare and culture of Tulsa have made them HEADLINERS in every sense of the word.

These carefully chosen men and women have the opportunity of making a lasting contribution to the Tulsa Press Club and Benevolent Association, and the community through Life Memberships in The Club’s organization.

These HEADLINERS shall be afforded all privileges of membership (except the right to vote in elections) and shall have a special place of honor within the club for all time.

 

 Chet Pic Headliners SmChet Cadieux III (2013) CEO & President of QuikTrip

 

SHARON DAUGHERTY (2012) Co-founder and pastor of Victory Christian Center

STEADMAN UPHAM (2012) President, Tulsa University

 

 

 

NANCY DAY (2011) Executive Director, Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice

 

 

 

STEVE TURNBO (2011) Chairman Emeritus, Schnake Turnbo Frank PR

 

TULSA METRO CHAMBER (2009)

 

 

 

WILMA MANKILLER (2007) Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation

 

 

 

MICHAEL WALLIS (2007), Author; Reporter; Historian and Biographer of the American West.

 

 

 

HENRY BELLMON (2006) Oklahoma Governor and U.S. Senator

 

 

 

DAVID BOREN (2004) President, University of Oklahoma

 

 

 

KATHY TAYLOR (2004) Oklahoma Secretary of Tourism and Commerce

 

 

 

NANCY FELDMAN (2002) Community Volulnteer

 

 

 

RON KING (2002) Chairman, CEO, and President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma

 

 

 

ROBERT E. LORTON (2000) Chairman of the Board, World Publishing Company

 

 

 

NANCY MEINIG (2000) Patron of the Arts, Community Volunteer

 

 

 

MOLLIE WILLIFORD (1999) The Williford Companies

 

 

 

JACK ZARROW (1999) President, Zarron Holding Company

 

 

 

KEITH BAILEY (1998) President, Chairman and CEO, The Williams Co.

 

 

 

SISTER SYLVIA SCHMIDT (1998) Executive Director, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry

 

 

 

ROXANA LORTON (1997) Community Volunteer

 

 

 

 

STANLEY LYBARGER (1997) President and CEO, Bank of Oklahoma

 

 

 

ROBIN SIEGFRIED (1996) President, NORDAM

 

 

 

 

PAT WOODRUM (1996) Director, Tulsa City-County Library

 

 

 

CHESTER CADIEUX (1995) President and CEO, QuickTrip Corporation

 

 

 

MAXINE HORNER (1995) Senator, State of Oklahoma

 

 

 

MOSCELYNE LARKING (1992) Co-founder, Tulsa Ballet Theatre

 

 

 

BETTY BRADSTREET (1992)  Patron of the Arts

 

 

 

DR. WARREN HULTGREEN (1992) Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Church

 

 

 

HENRY ZARROW (1991)  President and CEO, Sooner Pipe and Supply Corporation

 

 

 

MRS. LEE (GLADYS) HARRINGTON (1989) Harrington’s Store

 

 

 

ROBERT E. BRESNAHAN (1989) Division Manager, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.

 

 

 

MRS. W. H. (PEGGY) HELMERICH (1987) Patron of the Arts

 

 

 

RAY H. SIEGFRIED (1987) Chairman and CEO, NORDAM

 

 

 

JACK ZINK (1985) President, Zebco, Inc.

 

 

 

 

JENKIN LLOYD JONES, SR. (1985) Editor and Publisher, The Tulsa Tribune

 

 

 

J. PASCHAL TWYMAN (1985) President,  The University of Tulsa

 

 

 

ROBERT L. PARKER (1984) President, Parker Drilling Company

 

 

 

JAMES C. LEAKE, SR. (1983) President, Leake Industry, Inc.

 

 

 

ROBERT L. LAFORTUNE (1978) Independent Oil Producer

 

 

 

GERALD W. WESTBY (1978) President and CEO, Seismograph Service Corp.

 

 

 

JOHN H. WILLIAMS (1978) Chairman of the Board and CEO, The Williams Company

 

 

 

DAN P. HOLMES (1973)  President, Dan P. Holmes Insurance Company

 

 

 

JOSEPH H. WILLIAMS (1973) Chairman of the Board, The Williams Company

 

 

 

RUSSELL F. HUNT (1973) Vice Chairman of the Board, First National Bank & Trust Company

 

 

 

MRS. GERALD H. (KATIE) WESTBY (1973) Arts and Humanities

 

 

 

HAROLD C. STUART (1967) President, KVOO Radio and Television

 

 

 

JAMES R. ALLISON (1966) President, Warren Petroleum Company

 

 

JACKSON P. ARNOLD (1962) Member of the Board of Directors, Public Service Company of Oklahoma

 

 

 

JOHN ROGERS (1961) Attorney at Law

 

 

 

 

MAUDE LORTON MYERS (1960) Chairman of the Board, Tulsa World

 

 

 

GARY Y. VANDEVER (1958)  President, Vandever’s Department Stores

 

 

 

NORRIS G. HENTHORNE (1958) President, World Publishing Company; Editor, Tulsa World

 

 

 

FREDERICK W. PETERS (1957) Vice-president, Secretary-treasurer, Oklahoma  Natural Gas Company

 

 

 

HARVEY A. HELLER (1957)  Independent Oil Producer

 

ROBERT W. DOWELL (1957) President, DX Sunray Oil Corporation

 

 

A.E. BRADSHAW (1957)  President, National Bank of Tulsa; Vice Chairman of the Board, Oklahoma Natural Gas

 

 

 

LAWRENCE L. DRESSER (1957) President, Dresser Engineering Company

 

 

W.G. SKELLY (1957) President and CEO, Skelly Oil Company; “Mr. Oklahoma” 1878-1957 Oil-Civic Leader-Radio-TV

 

 

 

 

R.K.LANE (1957) Chairman of the Board, Public Service Company of Oklahoma

 

 

 

E. FRED JOHNSON (1957) President, Fourth National Bank

 

 

 

W.K. WARREN (1956) Chairman of the Board, Warren Petroleum Company

 

 

 

R. OTIS MCCLINTOCK (1956) Chairman of the Board, First National Bank & Trust