Two Tulsa-area business leaders have been selected to co-chair A Stately Affair in Tulsa, the biennial black-tie gala fundraiser for Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences.
Jack Allen, chairman of HUB International CFR, and David Kollmann, division president for Flintco, will lead the committee organizing the fundraiser, set for May 18, 2015 at Southern Hills Country Club.
“A Stately Affair in Tulsa is an opportunity to honor those who have made a huge impact on Oklahoma and OSU-Tulsa or OSU Center for Health Sciences while also raising funds to support our students,” said OSU-Tulsa President Howard Barnett. “As OSU alumni, Jack and Dave know the value of an OSU degree and their leadership will help us put together a memorable evening.”
In addition to supporting student scholarships at OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa, A Stately Affair in Tulsa also honors the OSU in Tulsa Icons. These individuals and organizations have made significant contributions to the community and the state while advancing the missions of OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa.
“At A Stately Affair in 2013, co-chaired by Bryan Close and Janet McGehee, we raised more than $400,000 to provide scholarships to students in the Rural Medical Track in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as veterans and active-duty military students and future teachers at OSU-Tulsa,” said OSU Center for Health Sciences President Kayse Shrum, D.O. “We are grateful to Bryan and Janet for their leadership at our previous event and are extremely delighted to have Jack and Dave as incoming chairs. Their vision will help us create another unique evening to celebrate OSU, honor our Icons and raise more scholarships for our students.”
Allen graduated from OSU School of Business in 1969 and has taught as an adjunct instructor at OSU-Tulsa for the Spears School of Business. He is a regular guest speaker at university classes on the topics of diversity, vision and management methodology and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Riata Center for Entrepreneurship.
“Education provides a solid foundation for students as they prepare to begin or advance in their careers,” said Allen. “I am pleased to be able to assist OSU’s efforts to help students achieve their educational dreams.”
He began his career in 1970 at The Hartford Insurance Company. He joined CFR in 1976 and purchased the firm in 1986. Under Allen’s leadership, the firm was chosen as one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma and won a national award from Rough Notes magazine for Marketing Agency of the Year. In 2013, CFR joined HUB International to broaden the firm’s capabilities and increase opportunities to serve a broader range of customers.
In 2002, Allen established the CFR Education Foundation to further support his goal of improving public education. This foundation has made significant contributions to many education-related needs including endowed chairs, scholarships, teacher excellence awards, building projects and special educational programs. He has been recognized as a Hero of Education by Great Expectations, an organization that trains educators to inspire and motivate students.
He serves on the OSU Foundation Board of Governors and was elected to the OSU Spears School of Business Hall of Fame. He was a founding director in Summit Bank of Oklahoma, and has served on several for profit and non-profit boards.
Kollmann graduated from OSU in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology. He joined Flintco in 1993 as its preconstruction director. Within three years he was named senior vice president for Flintco, and in August 2006 was named division president. Kollmann oversees Flintco’s Tulsa office and Oakridge Builders, Inc. as well as statewide business development initiatives.
“I am proud to support OSU’s many worthy efforts to support students in our medical school and those pursuing degrees at OSU-Tulsa,” said Kollmann. “Giving back to the community is something I am passionate about and I encourage others to donate their time and money to this special event.”
Under his leadership, Flintco and Oakridge Builders have experienced the largest backlog and profitability in history. The office has constructed numerous landmark projects, including the renovations at T. Boone Pickens Stadium at OSU, the nationally award-winning Oklahoma Heart Institute at Hillcrest and the Travis Mansion historical renovation.
He is affiliated with numerous professional and civic organizations through board service, including Oklahoma State Chamber, Tulsa Regional Chamber where he chaired the 2013 Resource Campaign, and Tulsa Area United Way. Kollmann is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa and Leadership Oklahoma. He serves on the OSU Alumni Board, OSU’s CM Advisory Board and the President’s Council, as well as on the Board of Governors for the OSU Foundation.
Kollmann was appointed by Governor Frank Keating to lead the Construction Management Task Force in 1999 that authored bills that rewrote the Public Bid laws. He was named “Builder of the Year” in 2004 by AGC and inducted into the Construction Hall of Fame.
For more information for A Stately Affair in Tulsa, visit www.astatelyaffair.com or call the OSU Foundation in Tulsa at 918-594-8500.
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