Next Three United Way Campaigns to Offer Several "Firsts"

June 1, 2017 

The Tulsa Area United Way has announced the community leaders of its next three campaigns, through 2020, as well as this year’s Campaign Cabinet.

 “We are pleased to announce successive campaign chairs for the next three years,” said Mark Graham, president and CEO of the Tulsa Area United Way.

The chair of this year’s campaign, which will publicly launch in August, is John Hewitt, president and CEO of Matrix Service Company. Hewitt has already assembled his Campaign Cabinet, and is presently meeting with prospective donors and touring partner agencies.

Next year, Rob Martinovich, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of ONEOK, will serve as campaign chair in 2018. Presently, he serves on the United Way Board of Directors and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee.

In 2019 – for the first time in local United Way history – a family will chair the annual campaign for the community. The Siegfried Family, led by Meredith Siegfried Madden and Bailey J. Siegfried, will serve as the first family to chair a campaign.

Finally, Caron Lawhorn, senior vice president, commercial, of ONE Gas, will chair the local United Way campaign in 2020. She has served on the United Way Board of Directors for six years and helped launch the Women’s Leadership Council.

“This succession plan will ensure robust leadership into the next decade,” Graham said. “Each brings their own unique set of skills but they all share a solid history of service and support of our community.”

The Siegfried family will chair the campaign as NORDAM celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. Family members also include siblings Hastings Siegfried, Terrell Siegfried and Milanie Siegfried Williams.

Ray Siegfried, the company’s founder, served as Campaign Chair in 1987, and was the first to lead a United Way campaign in excess of $10 million.

“Ray Siegfried established a strong legacy at the Tulsa Area United Way and we are thrilled to have the next generation serve as a group in such a high-profile leadership role,” Graham said.

The team leaders of this year’s campaign are Nick Doctor, City of Tulsa; Kevin Gore, BKD, LLP; Betsy Jackson, Hall Estill; Gerald Jackson, Crowe and Dunlevy; Bailey J. Siegfried, NORDAM; and Mark Thompson, Bank of Oklahoma.

Other Campaign Cabinet members include Scott Asbjornson, AAON; Vickie Beyer, Community Advocate; Jesse Boudiette, Propeller Communications; Bill Brown, Spirit AeroSystems; Susan Buck, Flintco, Inc.; Mayor G.T. Bynum, City of Tulsa; Kevin Cavanah, Matrix Service Company; Mike Clark, ONEOK; Thora Cohea, Tulsa County IT Department; Dave Croteau, Jim Norton Chevrolet; Erica Dorwart, Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers; Frederic Dorwart, Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers; Shonda Fisher, Omni Air International; Greg Gallant, Tulsa Federal Credit Union; Greg Ganzkow, Coldwell Banker; Dr. Leigh Goodson, Tulsa Community College; Vaughn Graham, Jr., Rich & Cartmill, Inc.;  David C. Grewe, Youth Services of Tulsa; Bruce Heine, Magellan Midstream Partners, LP; Ray Hoyt, Visit Tulsa; Steve Jacoby, Grand River Dam Authority; Linda Johnston, Tulsa County Social Services; Jennah Kester, Tulsa County IT Department; Brendon Maguffee, Tulsa Federal Credit Union; Mark Jennemann, Bullseye Database Marketing; April McAnnally, Community Advocate; Sid McAnnally, ONE Gas, Inc.; Lisa McLarty, Bank of Oklahoma; David Oliver, Goodwill Industries of Tulsa; Commissioner Ron Peters, Tulsa County; Halley Price, UPS; Frauke Quiroga, LUXA Enterprises; Justin Sheets, Matrix Service Company; Charles Stuart, Bank of Oklahoma; Rondrea Walker, Tulsa County Building Operations; Phillip J. Wallace, Pipeliners Local Union 798; Drew Ward, Ernst & Young, LLP; T. Carley Williams, BKD, LLP; Missy Wilson, First National Bank & Trust of Okmulgee; Daryl Woodard, SageNet LLC; Damon Wright, QuikTrip Corporation; and Maggie Yar, Hille Foundation.

The Tulsa Area United Way Trailblazers – companies and organizations that conduct campaigns early during the summer – will kick off their United Way fundraising efforts later this summer. The official United Way campaign will launch and this year’s goal will be announced in August. The annual campaign will conclude in November. 

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