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OHS Board of Directors

Allen Wright

Appointed
District 5, Edmond
Term expiring 2023

Allen B. Wright Sr. is president and founder of the Hustings Group, LLC, a full-service public and government affairs firm. Wright began the Hustings Group upon retiring from Devon Energy as vice president. The firm’s mission is to provide the means for clients to express their ideas.

Wright brings over thirty years of government relations, public relations, crisis management, advocacy, and philanthropic experience to his client’s needs.

Prior to founding his company, Wright held senior executive positions at Koch Industries/Flint Hills Resources and Devon Energy—spanning nearly twenty-five years.

Wright’s public service includes working in political campaigns and high-level staff positions at the state and national government. This includes the 1984 Reagan-Bush and the 1988 Bush-Quayle presidential campaigns, assistant to Governor Henry Bellmon, administrative aide to Corporation Commissioner J. C. Watts, and chief of staff to Congressman Frank Lucas.

Wright has a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). In 2013, Wright was honored as a distinguished alumnus of UCO.

He serves as a member of the following boards: Public Affairs Council, State Chamber of Oklahoma executive committee, Oklahoma Historical Society, Friends of the History Center, Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland. He is a member of the OKC Rotary Club 29 and the Oklahoma Economic Club. Previously, Wright served on the US Chamber of Commerce and Grand River Dam Authority boards.

Wright is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIX, a member of the Choctaw Nation, and serves as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond.

Wright and his wife, Jacque, enjoy their family that includes son Brookes and wife Emily, and son David. In his spare time, Wright enjoys hunting, golf, and OU sports. He is a proud fifth-generation Oklahoman and the great-great-grandson of Choctaw Chief Allen Wright (1826–85), who is credited with suggesting the name Oklahoma for the new territory created following the Civil War.