Larry W. Brummett

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Larry W. Brummett

Larry W. Brummett

“Larry had a passion for Oklahomans and demonstrated it in the way he led his company. The native son worked hard to serve his customers and to improve the life of all Oklahomans.”
Denise Bode, 2000


Oklahoma native Larry W. Brummett graduated from Grant High School in Oklahoma City in 1968 and served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He earned degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He began his career at Oklahoma Natural Gas Company in 1974 and served in various management positions until he was named ONEOK Chairman and CEO in 1994. Larry led the company through the transformation from a local natural gas utility with assets of nearly $1 billion to a diversified natural gas company with assets exceeding $5 billion. He also served as chairman of the board of the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was an active member of numerous boards including Parent Child Center of Tulsa, St. Francis Health Systems, Philbrook Museum of Art, Downtown Tulsa Unlimited, and Indian National Council of Boy Scouts. He was chairman of the American Gas Association’s Government Affairs Policy Committee. In 2000, Larry received Distinguished Graduate Awards from Leadership Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering.

Fun fact

In 1998, Larry Brummett received the Spirit of Achievement Award from the National Jewish Medical and Research Center and was appointed by U.S. President Bill Clinton to the board of the Oklahoma City National Memorial Trust.

Oklahoma connections

Brummett was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.




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