Campaign Staff

About our Campaign Staff

Tulsa Area United Way’s campaign staff members are ready to help you and your organization LIVE UNITED during your workplace campaign. For more information, visit our Campaign HQ page at


Chase’s Campaign Sectors: Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Attorneys, Transportation, Aerospace, Construction/Real Estate, Energy Services 1, CommTech, and Accountants

Chase joined the United Way campaign staff in the spring of 2018 after nearly three years with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, a United Way partner agency. Chase has spent his entire career in nonprofit community engagement, marketing, and resource development within the United Way family. Prior to working at BBBSOK, he served a year as an AmeriCorp Member with City Year Tulsa.

He is a 2018 graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofit Management Certification Program, a participant of TAUW’s NeXTulsa’s Nonprofit Executive Leadership Training, and a member of the 2019 class of THRIVE Tulsa through Leadership Tulsa.

In addition to his work, Chase volunteers as a Big Brother to Logan, enjoys playing Disc Golf, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. On Saturday evenings, you can sometimes find him performing in the Drunkard at the Spotlight Theatre.

Call Chase at 918-295-6661

Michael Lager

Michael’s Campaign Sectors: Non-Profits, Education, Energy, Federal, State, County and Cities.

Michael joined the Tulsa Area United Way in 2021 after serving as a Loaned Executive during the 2020 campaign. He moved to Tulsa from Kansas City, MO in 2010 to assist adult students with finishing their education. Michael, being a non-traditional student himself, enjoys helping others secure brighter futures for themselves. With his B.A. in Organizational Leadership, and the experience he’s gained by working in corporate environments over the past 15 years, he is excited to work with local companies and non-profits to help Tulsa continue being a vibrant and flourishing community.

Call Michael at 918-295-6636

Michael Butler

Michael’s Campaign Sectors: Manufacturing, Business, Retail/Hospitality,  and the communities of Bristow, Okmulgee and Sapulpa.
Manufacturing, Business, Retail/Hospitality,  and the communities of Bristow, Okmulgee and Sapulpa.

Michael returned to the Tulsa Area United Way in July of 2021. His career has included Territory Manager, Outside Sales and Project Manager for companies ranging from related products related to oil field products, automotive industry, sealing/gaskets/bearing products and plastics distribution.   Michael has a Bachelor of Science/Management and a Master of Science/Management.  Michael originally grew up in Sapulpa and currently lives in Sand Springs.  Michael has a strong belief in giving back to the community and works with companies and individuals thought employee pledges and donations to help to build a social safety net which allows the 59 non-profits agencies to meet the continual needs of people in our community. 

Call Michael at 918-295-6681

additional contacts

Cynthia Qualls
Chief Resource Development Officer

Laura Bell
Donor Stewardship Director