TULSA METRO CHAMBER LEADERS: The Tulsa Metro Chamber is strong because of its leadership. From left are 2010 Chair Don Walker of Arvest, 2012 Chair-Elect Becky Frank of Schnake Turnbo Frank, 2011 Chair Dr. Gerard Clancy of OU-Tulsa, TMC CEO Mike Neal, and 2009 Chair David Page of JP Morgan Chase and Co. in Tulsa.
DANIEL C. CAMERON for GTR Newspapers
The Tulsa Metro Chamber introduced Dr. Gerard Clancy, president of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, as its 2011 chair of the Board of Directors at its annual meeting held Jan. 18 at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.
Clancy succeeds Chair Don Walker, president and of Arvest. More than 1,200 area business leaders, local officials and citizens were in attendance when the Chamber formally inaugurated Clancy. The annual meeting was presented by Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and hosted by the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center.
The annual meeting also featured a review of 2010 accomplishments, an awards presentation, and Clancy’s inauguration address unveiling the Chamber’s primary initiatives it will undertake during 2011.
Clancy joined the University of Oklahoma in 2001 as Dean of the College of Medicine in Tulsa, Professor of Psychiatry, and Morningside Health Care Foundation Endowed Chair in Leadership. Five years later, he assumed the additional role of President of OU-Tulsa. Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Clancy served as a faculty member and Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean of Students at the University of Iowa.
Under his leadership, the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center campus has added nearly $100 million in new facilities, developed a community health network that includes free clinics, a new physicians’ assistant program, and new residency programs in emergency medicine.
In addition to his role as chair of the Tulsa Metro Chamber, Clancy has served on the boards of many community and national organizations. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his work including his recognition and selection as the 2009 Tulsan of the Year by TulsaPeople. Clancy was listed in the Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers “Ten People to Watch in 2011,” and he will receive the University of Iowa’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement in June of this year. Published in the basic, clinical, and educational sciences, Clancy serves as a practicing psychiatrist and teaches medical residents.
Annually, more than 3,100 businesses support the activities of the Tulsa Metro Chamber through membership investment. Chamber members include businesses and organizations from more than 70 communities throughout the 10-county metropolitan area and the state of Oklahoma and represent 175,000 area employees.