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Kathy Taylor

Kathy Taylor currently serves as the Dean of the Collins College of Business at the University of Tulsa. In addition to an active securities and franchise law practice, her previous positions include Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce, Tourism & Workforce, CEO of ImpactTulsa, an education equity nonprofit and Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Dollar/Thrifty Car Rental. Taylor has served as a board member of Sonic Corporation, Bank of Oklahoma, National Car Rental and Dollar Car Rental.

Currently, she is Vice-Chair of the Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME) for AACSB, and on the boards of the Tulsa Public Facilities Authority; the TAUW, 36°N, a basecamp for entrepreneurs; StitchCrew, a business accelerator and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation. Taylor is the Ship Sponsor for the U.S. Navy, USS Tulsa LCS-16; a founding member of VEST, a network for expanding the pipeline of women in positions of influence; and a member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Oklahoma Advisory Committee, co-chaired by former Oklahoma Governors Brad Henry and Mary Fallin-Christensen.

She has been honored by numerous civic and education organizations, including the University of Oklahoma College of Law, the Tulsa Historical Society, the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice.

Dean of the Collins College of Business at the University of Tulsa

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