Meet Our Leaders

Alison Anthony,

President and Chief Executive Officer

Alison Anthony joined TAUW in August 2017, after serving as President of the Williams Foundation and Director of Strategic Outreach at Williams. Previously, Anthony served as Director of Community Relations and Diversity, Director of Employee Relations, and Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant at Williams.

She previously chaired the Tulsa Area United Way’s Strategic Planning Initiative. She also is a member of several professional organizations including the Association of Women in Communications and Leadership Oklahoma, among others.

Alison has served on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations in the Tulsa area, including the Tulsa Area United Way, Tulsa Community Foundation, Community Action Project (CAP – Tulsa), Community Service Council, and more.

She received master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Oklahoma State University and has completed several leadership training programs, including the Harvard Talent Pipeline Development Program, University of Tulsa Mini-MBA, and senior human resources professional certification from the Society of Human Resources Management.



Rob Martinovich
2019 Board CHAIR



Rob Martinovich is executive vice president and chief administrative officer of ONEOK, responsible for human resources, corporate services and information technology. Previously, he served as executive vice president, commercial, and executive vice president, operations, of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners.

In 2012, Martinovich served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners. He was ONEOK’s chief operating officer, responsible for ONEOK’s natural gas distribution and energy services operating segments, as well as the company’s environmental, safety and health, and technical services organizations from 2009 through 2011. He also served as president of ONEOK Partners’ natural gas gathering and processing business from 2007 to 2009.

Prior to joining ONEOK in 2007, he was group vice president of environment, health and safety, operations and technical services of DCP Midstream, LLC. Martinovich joined DCP Midstream in 2000 as senior vice president, responsible for the Permian Basin assets, and in 2002 was named senior vice president responsible for the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain assets.

Before joining DCP Midstream, Martinovich was senior vice president of GPM Gas Corporation, the natural gas gathering, processing and marketing subsidiary of Phillips Petroleum Company.

Active in industry affairs, Martinovich served as president of the Gas Processors Association from 2004 to 2006. In the community, he currently serves on the board of directors for the Tulsa Area United Way and the YMCA of Greater Tulsa.





Kirk Hays

President and Chief Executive Officer - Arvest bank, Tulsa


Kirk Hays oversees the Tulsa based operations of Arvest Bank, consisting of 40 branch facilities, commercial and consumer banking, mortgage banking and trust and investment services.

In his 24 years of service with Arvest, and prior to assuming the role of President, Kirk served as Executive Vice President, overseeing the retail function of the bank, including branch operations, mortgage banking, private banking, small business banking, bank marketing and the Trust and Investment Division.

Hays is heavily involved in the community, and currently serves on the board of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, as well as serving as treasurer of the Visit Tulsa Regional Tourism Board, and the Tulsa’s Future III Campaign Cabinet. He is currently chairing the Momentum campaign for Visit Tulsa. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America - Indian Nations Council and Tulsa Community College Foundation.

He was a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class 30, and is a past board member of Tulsa Christian Education Corporation, American Heart Association, Oral Roberts University athletic committee, and past board president of Tulsa Zoo Friends. 

He received his bachelors of business administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1986 and completed Banking School at the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, Colo., in 2003.