Headliners Logo EditSince 1956, the Tulsa Press Club has honored Headliners – a group of outstanding Tulsa area civic, business, professional and industrial leaders whose unselfish contribution to the growth, prosperity and culture of Tulsa has made headlines across the city.  These individuals are, indeed, Headliners in every sense of the word.

It’s our pleasure to announce the Tulsa Press Club’s 2014 Headliners are Becky J. Frank, Chairman and CEO of Schnake Turnbo Frank, and Major Dan Rooney, former F-16 fighter pilot and founder of Folds of Honor.

Becky J. Frank is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schnake Turnbo Frank. She joined the firm as a partner in 2000. Since then, the company more than tripled in size, expanded into new markets and broadened its services. Community outreach is one of Becky’s favorite PR disciplines. In 2013 she became the first woman ever to singlehandedly serve as Chair for the Tulsa Area United Way. Under her leadership, United Way campaign contributions topped more than $26 million, setting a new record. In 2012, she served as only the second woman to ever lead the Tulsa Regional Chamber.

Major Dan Rooney is a retired F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma National Guard and the founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation. The Folds of Honor Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities otherwise unavailable to the children and families of wounded and fallen American soldiers. Today, Folds of Honor Foundation exists to provide hope of a brighter future for those whose lives have been permanently altered as a result of their service to our great nation.

Becky and Dan will be honored at the Headliners dinner on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 30th. A seated dinner will be held in the Sky Room on the 18th floor at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – Tulsa, offering miles of scenic views of the Tulsa metro. Each Headliner will also receive a caricature of themselves, commissioned by the Tulsa Press Club with original artwork provided by Bruce Plante, cartoonist for the Tulsa World.

Previous Headliners include Steadman Upham, Nancy Day, Kathy Taylor, David Boren, Henry Bellmon, Wilma Mankiller, Keith Bailey, Stan Lybarger, Chester Cadieux, Henry Zarrow, Steve Turnbo and many others who have made a lasting impact on our community.

Headliners benefits the Tulsa Press Club, whose mission is to foster and promote ethical journalism, defend freedom of the press and the public’s right to information and encourage the exchange of ideas between media and their publics.

In addition to honoring this year’s Headliners, the Tulsa Press Club will use a portion of the event’s proceeds to fund scholarships for Oklahoma journalism and communication college students. As a sponsor, your organization will receive exposure through media and promotional efforts, and be recognized during an event attended by so many outstanding community leaders. We have numerous levels of sponsorship available as detailed on the enclosed sponsorship form.

For more information about the Tulsa Press Club’s Headliners, please visit https://shop.tulsapressclub.org or call 918.583.7737 and ask for Shaun.


Annell Morrow

Secretary Tulsa Press Club Board | Headliners Committee Chair