Oklahoma Water Resources Board the Water Agency

 

The Board

The OWRB defines policy and conducts the state's water business through a nine-member Board appointed by the Governor. Members serve staggered seven-year terms and represent all geographic areas of the state and diverse groups of water users.

Rudolf John Herrmann (Tulsa), Chairman, represents industrial water use interests. He is a retired President and CEO of Dover Resources Inc. He is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management Program at Oklahoma State University. He is on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Tulsa and Board of Trustees of the OK Chapter of The Nature Conservancey. Mr. Herrmann represents Congressional District 1 and his term expires in May 2014. Rudy Herrmann
Linda Lambert (Oklahoma City), Vice Chairman, represents industrial water use interests. She is the President of LASSO Corporation (an oil and gas development investment corporation), President of ENERTREE, L.L.C., a Director of OGE Energy Corp., Director of InvesTrust, Chairman of the Board of Mercy Health Center, and past Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma City Public Schools Trust. Ms. Lambert represents Congressional District 5 and her term expires in May 2018. Linda Lambert
Tom Buchanan (Altus), Secretary, represents irrigation water use interests. He has been a farmer in Jackson County for more than 30 years, and he currently serves as General Manager of the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District. Buchanan is an At Large member and his term expires in May 2018. Tom Buchanan
Bob Drake (Davis) represents rural residential water interests. He is a south central Oklahoma rancher who co-owned his family’s livestock operation for almost 40 years. He has been a member of numerous agricultural organizations, serving as president of the National Cattlemen’s Association in 1995. Drake has also been a member of the Department of Environmental Quality Board since 1999. He is an At Large member and his term expires in May 2014. Bob Drake
Ford Drummond (Bartlesville) represents agricultural water use interests. He is the owner and operator of a large family ranch in Osage County and a member of the BancFirst Corporation Board of Directors. Previously, he served as a Congressional advisor in Washington, D.C. and as Legislative Counsel to the American Medical Association, where he worked on health care legislation and regulations. He was also General Counsel for BMI-HealthPlans, a regional health insurance company. Drummond is an At Large member and his term expires in May 2013. Ford Drummond
Marilyn Feaver (Chickasha) represents municipal water use interests. She is Executive Director of the Southern Oklahoma Impact Coalition, a voluntary organization of universities and colleges that coordinates regional workforce and economic development opportunities. She represents Congressional District 4; her term expires in May 2017. Marilyn Feaver
Ed Fite (Tahlequah) represents recreation. Since 1983, Mr. Fite has been the Administrator for the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission. He serves on the Interagency Wild and Scenic River Coordinating Council and is a former Vice-President of the National Association of State and Local River Conservation Programs. Mr. Fite represents Congressional District 2 and his term expires in 2015. Ed Fite
Jason Hitch (Guymon) represents soil conservation interests. The co-owner of a large family agricultural operation in Texas County, he also serves on the Board of Directors of Bank of the Panhandle, as Chairman and Executive Board member of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Committee, and as Vice-Chairman of the Texas Cattle Feeder's Association. Hitch represents the 3rd Congressional district and his term expires in May 2019. Jason Hitch
Richard Sevenoaks (Tulsa) represents municipal water use interests. He is an auction company owner and member of the Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority, Tulsa Utility Board, and Regional Metro Utility Board. Mr. Sevenoaks is an At Large member and his term expires in May 2016. Richard Sevenoaks

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