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. 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’s first community volunteer work was actually with the Tulsa Area United Way following his graduation from college and relocating back to Tulsa. Since then he has held numerous volunteer positions with TAUW, including leadership roles on the Campaign Cabinet as well as serving as a past Board Chair of a TAUW partner agency. Prior to joining TAUW as President and CEO in 2007, Mark was as an executive in the health insurance and banking industries in Tulsa.

Mark currently serves on the BOK Foundation Board and the Impact Tulsa Leadership Council. He has served as a Tulsa Community Foundation Trustee, a member of the TPS Superintendent’s Community Advisory Committee, on various non-profit boards in Tulsa, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Tulsa. Graham is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Leadership Oklahoma Class XVII and Leadership Tulsa Class XXVI. Graham was honored in 2014 by The Journal Record as one of Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs.

Steve Bradshaw
2017 Board CHAIR
PRESIDENT and CEO - BOK Financial Corporation


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.





John R. Hewitt
PRESIDENT and CEO - Matrix Service Company


John R. Hewitt is President and Chief Executive Officer at Matrix Service Company. Before joining Matrix in 2011, John spent 25 years working for various Engineering and Construction operating businesses of Aker Solutions ASA (Aker) and its predecessor companies.

With a genuine passion for the industry, Matrix and its employees, John has spent his entire career in the engineering, procurement, and construction industry. His career spans more than 40 years, working in roles that include craftsperson, field and project management and a variety of managerial and executive positions. He is unrelenting when it comes to driving his company’s culture and core values which include safety, integrity, stewardship, positive relationships, community service and delivering the best.

John earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Stetson University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. He has been a member of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) since the mid-1990s and has served on various research and standing committees. He is currently a member of CII’s Executive Committee. 

On a personal level, John believes community service is both a privilege and an obligation. In addition to his volunteer work with the Tulsa Area United Way, he serves on the Salvation Army Advisory board, where he and his wife, Dede, co-chaired the 2015 William Booth Society dinner, and also serves on the boards for the State of Oklahoma’s Junior Achievement, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Committee of 100. John is immediate past chairman of Visit Tulsa for the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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