F. Roger Hardesty

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F. Roger Hardesty

F. Roger Hardesty

The old Charley Pride song 'Oklahoma Morning' sums it up with the lyric, 'that Oklahoma moning puts the sunshine in my smile.' Oklahoma is ingrained in me. It is part of my soul and essence. From the people, to the farms and smells of oil rigs, I am only an Okie. I have never been or aspired to be anything else.
F. Roger Hardesty, 2022


Fun fact

I have traveled the world and there are few places I have not been. I’ve been to every state in the US. The only place I have not traveled is to Antarctica. I hold an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) license and operated a Transport Category multi-engine jet aircraft at most all major airports in the world. I hold 21 type ratings and flown over 15,000 hours.

Oklahoma connections

My gratitude is immense for the great people of Oklahoma like King Kirchner, Mike Case, Becky Dixon, and John Nickel, and many more who have constantly inspired and encouraged me in business and philanthropy. I would not be receiving this nomination if it








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