Meet Our Leaders

Mark R. Graham,
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark R. Graham brings years of volunteer and executive leadership experience plus a passion for the Tulsa community to his role as President and CEO of the Tulsa Area United Way. In this position he is responsible for establishing the strategic direction of TAUW and oversees the day-to-day operation of the organization. He serves on the Board of Directors and jointly, with the Board Chair, represents the Tulsa Area United Way in the community.

Graham has been an active volunteer with the Tulsa Area United Way since 1980, holding numerous volunteer positions with TAUW including leadership roles on the Campaign Cabinet as well as serving as past Board Chair for a TAUW partner agency. Prior to joining the TAUW as President and CEO in 2007, Mark spent more than 25 years as an executive in the health insurance and banking industries in Tulsa.

He currently is a Tulsa Community Foundation Trustee, a member of the TPS Superintendent's Community Advisory Committee and the Rotary Club of Tulsa. Graham is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Tulsa.



2016 Board CHAIR
PRESIDENT - Blue cross and blue shield of Oklahoma

Ted Haynes was named the ninth leader in the 75-year history of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma in July 2012, accepting the position of President.

Previously, Mr. Haynes served as Vice President of Health Care Delivery at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) with overall responsibility for health care delivery, including health care provider networks, provider services, pharmacy programs, and Medicaid operations. Mr. Haynes served as vice president network management since 2002, and, prior to that, as vice president and chief operating officer of the corporation’s Southeast Texas region, and as chief executive officer of HMO Blue®, Southwest Texas.

Prior to joining BCBSTX, Mr. Haynes served as president and CEO of West Virginia Accountable Health Plan, a hospital organization and partner in another health plan in West Virginia, for which Mr. Haynes was chairman of the board.

Mr. Haynes’ previous managed care experience was in the Houston area and included serving as director of managed care at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System; vice president/director of operations and finance for Memorial Hermann Health Network, Inc.; and senior manager/director of managed care at KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Haynes is a certified public accountant and began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Mr. Haynes was appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma to the board of Commissioners of the Oklahoma Physician Manpower Training Commission. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, Allied Arts, Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Business Roundtable and the Research Institute for Economic Development. He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American and Texas Societies of CPAs, and the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Mr. Haynes is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and has earned a masters degree in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management at Southern Methodist University.






Marla and Steve bradshaw

PRESIDENT and CEO - BOK Financial Corporation


Marla and Steve Bradshaw have graciously agreed to serve as 2016 Co-Chairs of the Tulsa Area United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society.

After a career in banking, Marla began full-time dedication to community service. She presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Tulsa Area United Way, and is Chair of the Boards of the YWCA in Tulsa and the Tulsa Girls Art School. She serves as Event Chair for the YWCA in Tulsa, Salvation Army and Tulsa Project Woman. She also served on the Board of the Tulsa Ballet and as a volunteer for Dress for Success and other organizations.

Steve is President and CEO of BOK Financial Corporation, a top 25 U.S. based financial services company. He oversees the Midwest-based, $27 billion corporation which provides commercial and consumer banking, investment and trust services, mortgage origination and servicing, and the TransFund electronic funds transfer network. Bradshaw became the top executive at BOK Financial in 2014.

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