We are honored to introduce our 2019 Campaign & Event Chairs. They lend their names and talents for a stronger Tulsa.
2019 Campaign Chairs: Becky Dixon & Patrick Keegan
Becky Dixon, President and owner of AyerPlay Productions, began her groundbreaking career in broadcasting and may best be known to the more than thirty million viewers who watched her as co-host of ABC’s Wide World ofSports. Beckystarted her career at KTUL-TV in Tulsa, where she served as both news and sports anchor. Next, she signed with ABC Sports and became the first woman to host a network sports show. Along with Wide World of Sports, which she co-hosted with Frank Gifford, Becky served as a broadcaster of the Super Bowl, Winter Olympics, World Gymnastics Championships, College Football and Triple Crown of Horse Racing. In addition, she hosted The Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones Show. … Learn More!
Patrick Keegan has enjoyed a long, successful marketing and sales career in a wide array of industries. After growing up in San Antonio and Houston, Keegan attended the University of Texas in Austin. He returned to Houston after college and worked for the Coca Cola Company Foods Division and later the Miller Brewing Company, where he served as a Vice President of Sales and Marketing. … Learn More
Jack Carney,Senior Vice President and Manager of the Downtown Tulsa Commercial Lending Group, joined Arvest in December, 2011 and has been in the banking industry since 1977. Jack holds a Bachelors Degree in Statistics and Quantitative Methods as well as a Masters Degree in Finance from LSU. He also graduated from; and is currently on Faculty at; the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at The Wharton School of Business. Since 1977, he has worked in the commercial lending area of several financial institutions with ever increasing responsibility levels.
Jack has been involved in the communities in which he has lived in a significant way. He is currently on the Board of the Red Cross, Southside Rotary, Southside Foundation, Tulsa Symphony, Arts Alliance Tulsa, and Sustainable Tulsa. In the past Jack has been the President of his Rotary Club, President of the local Chamber of Commerce, and Statewide Volunteer of the Year.
Doug DeJarnette has deep roots in the Tulsa banking community and has overseen the growth of several locally owned banks with an emphasis on a concierge approach to relationship banking.
A native Tulsan, DeJarnette attended Cascia Hall and The University of Oklahoma before entering Bank of Oklahoma’s training program. After ten years of growing BOK’s Private Bank, Doug took the reins of The F&M Bank & Trust Company’s Private Bank in the Tulsa and Dallas markets.
After F&M’s sale in 2014, Doug joined lifelong friend Tom Biolchini to grow his family’s banks in Tulsa based Vast Bank and Wyoming based Bank of Jackson Hole. With combined assets of $1.6BB these banks are committed to being the locally owned bank of choice and take care of Tulsans for the next 30+ years.
Doug focuses his philanthropic time and energy on Tulsa’s public assets and the arts having served many organizations and most recently serving as Treasurer for the Arts Alliance.
In his free time Doug chases his kids around and makes time to enjoy the outdoors which includes golf, skiing, and hiking as well as going to see live music and traveling.
Mandi Tomasi is a proud Choctaw of half Native American blood. She was born in Talihina, OK and then grew up in the bay area in Tiburon, CA. Her family then moved to Sherman, TX where she graduated high school in three years before attending the University of Oklahoma, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and ZhongShan University in China.
Mandi has a broad world view having lived and worked in Manhattan, NY for six years before moving to Guangzhou, China for six years to work for a US based manufacturing company as a Mandarin translator and contract negotiator. Mandi returned to the US to live in Scottsdale, AZ and has now settled in Tulsa. She is instilling this broad world view in her ten year old daughter, Sophie who is in the gifted and talented French Immersion program at Eisenhower International School.
Mandi oversees a team of over 300 women business owners who use social media as the marketing tool fo a cutting edge line of make-up and skin care products in Younique. Younique’s primary mission and focus is to counsel victims of sexual abuse and work together to reduce the alarming statistic of one in four women who are sexually abused in the United States.
Sophie is a competitive gymnast and when Mandi and her are not at the gym for practice and meets, they like to fuel their wanderlust and travel with family.
Conor Cleary and Jason Acock are excited to Chair this year’s 4th of July Celebration for Arts Alliance Tulsa. Conor, a lawyer for the Department of Interior and life-long Tulsa native, has spent much of his spare time working with organizations like Tulsa Cares and OKEQ to better the lives of LGBTQ community members. Jason, strategic communication professional and recent Oklahoma City transplant, focused much of his volunteer life in the Arts with extensive work with Allied Arts and Lyric Theater in Oklahoma City. They both are excited to spread Arts Alliance Tulsa’s mission and hope others join in to make the arts a priority in our community.
Stacy is currently the Director of Accounting and Finance for The Rowland Group. She is very involved with the Tulsa and surrounding communities and has a lifelong passion for the arts. Stacy currently serves as secretary of the Executive Board for Arts Alliance Tulsa and is a founding member of the Jane Heard Clinton Society. In addition, she is a current member of Leadership Tulsa Class 60 and volunteers as a student mentor for Roy Clark Elementary as part of The Rowland Group’s “Teach, Reach, Give” community outreach initiative. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys playing music and painting. She donates her artwork for fundraising efforts including the Alzheimer’s Foundation, The Little Light House, and Breast Cancer Awareness.