Board Members

Jerry Burger, Chairman
Oklahoma City

An Oklahoma native, Jerry Burger was born in Tulsa and raised in Northeastern Oklahoma. He and his wife Carleen lived in Jerseyville, Illinois for eleven years where he served on numerous state and community boards and was the Rotary Club president. 

Gean B. Atkinson

Gean B. Atkinson is president of Atkinson Advertising Associates, Inc. and one of the few members of his profession with extensive experience in the corporate, agency, military and political arenas.  
Paul B. Meyer
Oklahoma City

Paul Bruce Meyer, son of the late Adeline Porter Meyer and Dr. Harry A. Meyer, Jr., graduated from Geary, Oklahoma High School, where he was president of his junior class, a delegate to Oklahoma Boys State, Editor of the yearbook and Valedictorian of his graduating class.  read more...

Larry Warden, Vice Chairman

Larry Brice Warden was born in Sidney, Nebraska and was raised in western Oklahoma. He attended school in Laverne in early years and graduated from Hooker High School. He attended Central State College (now the University of Central Oklahoma) in Edmond, Oklahoma.  read more...
Lou C. Kerr
The Kerr Foundation, Inc.

(Mrs. Robert S. Kerr, Jr.)
President and Chair
The Kerr Foundation, Inc.
12501 North May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

(405) 749-7991
(405) 749-2877 (fax) 

Richard Ellwanger

A native Oklahoman raised in Wewoka, Richard Ellwanger has been the executive director of the Seminole Nation Museum since 2000. He was first appointed to the Capitol Preservation Commission by Chief Justice Rudolph Hargrave in December of 2002 and was appointed the Chair of the Commission’s Arts Standards Committee in April 2007. Ellwanger is only the third chairman elected to lead the commission in its twenty-seven year history.  read more...
Chris Morriss
Oklahoma City

Chris Morriss retired with 23 years of state service in Oklahoma. In her professional role, Ms. Morriss was the Director of the International Relations and Services Division in the Office of the Oklahoma Secretary of State. In that capacity, she also served as the State’s Chief of Protocol, the state’s first. read more...
Justin Brady

Justin Brady was born and raised in southern Oklahoma, graduating from Healdton High School. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2006 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and from Ohio University with a Master of Engineering Management in 2013. read more...
Gregory J. Slavonic

Gregory Slavonic previously served as the 18th Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

Slavonic served as the deputy and principal assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, as well as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Management Officer for the Department of the Navy. Additionally, he oversaw intelligence activities, intelligence-related activities, special access programs, critical infrastructure, and sensitive activities within the Department. read more...

Advisory Board

Pat Foster

Oklahoma City

Pat Foster is with the Jim Thorpe Association and resides in Oklahoma City.

Amber Sharples

Oklahoma City

Amber Sharples graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Art History. read more...