Schanke Turnbo Frank Names New CEO, Partner


Schnake Turnbo Frank has named Russ Florence as chief executive officer, and Hannah Jackson as partner, the company has announced.

Florence has been with the firm for 20 years, and has been a partner since 2007. He leads the company’s office in Oklahoma City, where he will remain. Florence becomes the fourth CEO in the firm’s 51-year history, following Chuck Schnake, Steve Turnbo and Becky J. Frank.

In her new role as partner, Jackson will assume the title of executive vice president and diversity, equity, and inclusion director. She has been with the company for eight years, and will continue working from its Tulsa office. Jackson previously served as senior vice president.

Frank retains her title as chair and partner, and will continue serving full-time on the firm’s leadership team and in giving client counsel with an emphasis in leadership and executive coaching. Frank also leads the firm’s nonprofit sector practice, providing leadership, donor development and capital campaign initiatives.

“I’m so excited for this next chapter in our firm’s history with Russ serving as CEO,” Frank said. “Russ is a proven visionary leader in our firm, in our industry and in the communities we serve. I have tremendous respect for him, his humility and conviction to do what’s right, and am excited for the future of Schnake Turnbo Frank.

“We are thrilled for Hannah’s new role as a partner. She’s highly respected in public relations, leadership, and in inclusion and diversity. She’s a compassionate leader who has made tremendous contributions to our company culture and to the community.”

During his time at the firm, Florence has been involved in literally every aspect of the business, including its primary practice areas of public relations and leadership development. He was instrumental in building the firm’s Leadership & Reputation Academy, and has spearheaded its efforts in inclusion and diversity.

A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Florence has held leadership positions for several nonprofit organizations around the state, including the Oklahoma Center for Community & Justice, United Way of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, Downtown OKC Rotary, OKC Dodgers Baseball Foundation, and Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan Centers.

Jackson, who leads the firm’s account services team, brings a multidiscipline approach to her work, including management consulting, media relations, strategic planning, and marketing. Last year she played a key role in the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commemoration. She also is certified in Unconscious Bias Training. Jackson received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and her master’s from Oklahoma State University.

She has held leadership roles with Tulsa’s Young Professionals, Global Gardens, and the Tulsa Chamber’s Mosaic Committee. She co-chairs Tulsa’s LGBT Women’s Network.