6 honored with Tulsa Hall of Fame

Tulsa Hall of Fame members are selected based on their exemplary dedication to their professional, civic and philanthropic endeavors. Meet this year's inductees.



This month the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum will recognize its 2018 Hall of Fame inductees at a black-tie dinner and induction ceremony. Since the inaugural event in 1987, 195 Tulsans have received this honor.

“Tulsa Hall of Fame members are selected based on their exemplary dedication to their professional, civic and philanthropic endeavors,” says THSM Executive Director Michelle Place. “They are visionaries who have spent so much of their lives working for others. These inductees have made Tulsa a better community for all of us.”

 

Steve Bradshaw

Bradshaw is president and CEO of BOK Financial, which has more than 5,200 employees and banking centers in eight states.

Raised in Bartlesville, Bradshaw has called Tulsa home since 1984. In that time, he has been devoted to a multitude of community causes.

Bradshaw is the current chairman of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, and a former chairman of its convention and visitor’s bureau, Visit Tulsa.

He is a past board member of the Tulsa Community Foundation, Metropolitan Urban League, YMCA Tulsa, Tulsa Habitat for Humanity, Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Junior Achievement of Oklahoma, and is a trustee of the University of Tulsa.

In 2016, he and his wife, Marla, co-chaired the annual citywide Tulsa Area United Way campaign.

“Tulsa has many fine attributes as a very livable city, but the most unique aspect to me is the incredible philanthropic community that encompasses this city,” Bradshaw says. “It’s the first thing I talk about when I describe Tulsa to people considering a move to our city.”

 

Ken Lackey

With a career that includes government, education and industry, Lackey has an impressive résumé.

In 1995, Lackey was appointed Oklahoma secretary of health and human services by Gov. Frank Keating, who later named Lackey the first executive director of the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs.

Two years later, Keating appointed him as his chief of staff and top advisor.

In 1999, Lackey left Keating’s administration and became president of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.

In 2001, Lackey joined NORDAM, a locally owned, global aerospace manufacturing firm with 2,500 employees across three continents. Currently, he is the chairman of the board and the former CEO and president of the Tulsa-based company.

Lackey is a member of the Tulsa Mayor’s Office of Performance Strategy and Innovation, and a director of the Tulsa Community College Foundation. He is a past chairman of the Tulsa Regional Chamber.

Lackey is nostalgic about his induction into the Tulsa Hall of Fame. “I certainly appreciate the recognition, but more importantly it was a chance to reflect on the people I met along the way,” Lackey says. “Tulsa is unique because of the number of people committed to its success.”

 

Chet Cadieux

A native Tulsan, Cadieux is the chairman and CEO of QuikTrip Corp. After graduating from the University of Tulsa in 1989, Cadieux began his career with QuikTrip working the graveyard shift and rose through the ranks as store manager, real estate manager and vice president of sales. In 2002, Cadieux took over as president/CEO when his father and company founder, Chester Cadieux, retired.

Under Chet’s leadership, QuikTrip has expanded to more than $10 billion in annual sales, 21,802 employees and 780 stores in 11 states. From 2003-2017, it was included on Fortune’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work for in America.”

Cadieux’s honors include being named a University of Tulsa Distinguished Alumni, being inducted into the Convenience Store News Hall of Fame and recognition as one of the Top 100 Highest Rated CEOs by Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards.

He currently serves on the board of directors for Bank of Oklahoma N.A., the University of Tulsa and the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

He has served as chairman for the River Parks Authority Board, Tulsa Regional Chamber and the Tulsa Area United Way.

Despite his achievements, Cadieux remains humble when it comes to his nomination.

“I don’t really consider it to be anything that I’ve done,” he says. “It’s all of our amazing employees who have carried on my dad’s legacy.

“From the store teams, to the people in the warehouses, maintenance shops or the offices, those are the guys and gals who get it done every day. And I know good and well that they are the ones who are really being honored. I know with certainty that Dad is watching and that he is so proud of all of them.”

 

Nancy McDonald

Since the day she moved to Tulsa in 1966, McDonald has been making an impact on the community.

At that time, segregation had not ended in Tulsa schools despite the Supreme Court ruling over a decade before. McDonald was instrumental in helping to integrate local schools, starting with Burroughs Little School in 1971. Carver Middle School followed in 1973.

She also introduced the magnet school concept to Tulsa, and worked to integrate Booker T. Washington High School.

She assisted Principal H.J. Green in recruiting the best teachers from other high schools, revised the school’s curriculum and recruited students from all over Tulsa. To this day, Booker T. has a waiting list of students wanting to attend.

In the 1980s, McDonald was one of five people invited to participate in the White House Symposium on Education and Corporate Engagement. Today, we know it as Partners in Education.

When her daughter, Morva, came out as a lesbian in 1987, McDonald organized the Tulsa chapter of the Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). She served as the national PFLAG president from 1996-1998.

She helped pass legislation to prevent discrimination and protect gay students against bullying.

She also has served on boards of the Community Service Council, Tulsa Community College Foundation and Tulsa CARES. At Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma, she served on the board more than 15 years, including five years as president as the organization experienced the 1977 tragedy.

“To know that in some way, the work that I have done in Tulsa has made a difference to individuals, families and organizations is very rewarding,” McDonald says. “That, in itself, is adequate recognition.”

 

Guy and Phyllis Logsdon

Both native Oklahomans, Guy and Phyllis moved to Tulsa in 1967 with their four daughters.

Guy became the library director at the University of Tulsa. He was the nation’s youngest library director of a major university and authored numerous books, including “The University of Tulsa: A History, 1882-1972.” He later earned a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.

While raising a family, Phyllis graduated with a doctoral degree from TU, taught at Patrick Henry Elementary and Holland Hall, and co-authored the teachers’ guide “Positively Kindergarten.”

With a mutual love of music, the couple performed together for decades. Both sang while Guy played guitar. Combining humor, folk music and lore, they appeared all over the state.

They worked tirelessly to get Woody Guthrie’s work recognized, and their legacy is evident at the ongoing Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, which Guy founded three decades ago, and the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa.

Regarded as a Woody Guthrie scholar, Guy wrote the liner notes for the Woody Guthrie Smithsonian Folkways compilation CDs, was a script consultant for the 1976 biopic “Bound for Glory” and co-authored a book with Guthrie’s younger sister.

Always a team, Guy and Phyllis celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary shortly before his death in February 2018.

“This is a wonderful honor, and I know Guy would be proud,” Phyllis says. 

 

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