Staff & Board


Deborah McAuliffe Senner

President & CEO

Deborah serves as President & CEO of Allied Arts, where she has worked to strengthen the cultural community for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Benedictine College and St. Gregory’s University, with degrees in communications and theatre. She is married to Scott Senner and together they have two children, Brevin and Sterling.

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Robert Schultheis

Finance Director

Rob oversees finance, business planning, budgeting and human resources for Allied Arts. He has an MBA in Finance & Marketing and a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado/Boulder.  When not shuttling the kids between theater rehearsals and sports practices, Rob enjoys traveling, good wine and watching college football. He and his wife Jaime have two children, Charlie and Sawyer.

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Jennifer Bryan

Campaign & Grants Director

Jennifer oversees the Allied Arts annual fundraising campaign and manages the organization’s grant programs. Originally from New Orleans, Jennifer enjoys good food, fine wine and boisterous laughter. As a graduate of Louisiana State University, she can often be heard saying her favorite phrase, “Geaux Tigers!”

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Laura Cunningham

OKCityCard Coordinator & Development Assistant

Laura covers all things OKCityCard, assists the development team and serves as liaison to Allied Arts’ board of directors. Oklahoma born and bred, she graduated from Oklahoma City University with a degree in Music Business. Laura enjoys tennis, playing the violin and watching classic movies.

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Zach Gozlan

Research & Development Assistant

Zach works to find new potential donors and opportunities for Allied Arts and keep the donor database up-to-date. Originally from northern New Jersey, he attended the University of Pittsburgh and earned a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science. He is an avid concertgoer, a former quiz bowl champion and an okay cellist.

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Meredith Downing

Sr. Development Officer & Events Manager

Meredith serves Allied Arts by managing fundraising and patron events, as well as providing in-house graphic design services. She grew up in Guthrie and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Journalism. Meredith lives in Oklahoma City and enjoys crafting, reading and collecting local art.

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Tommie Parker

Information Technology Manager

Tommie is responsible for all information technology functions for Allied Arts. He is originally from Illinois, but received his degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. He enjoys seeing his daughter play basketball, watching Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and cheering for all of Chicago’s professional sports teams.

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Toni Allen

Marketing & PR Manager

Toni manages marketing and media relations at Allied Arts. A Tulsa native, Toni graduated from The University of Tulsa with a B.A. in Communications. She and her daughter enjoy the many family-friendly and cultural activities the metro has to offer.

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2018 Campaign Leadership

  • Campaign Co-Chairs:David and Aimee Harlow
  • Honorary Chairs:Larry and Polly Nichols

2017-18 Board of Directors Executive Committee

  • Chair:Tricia Everest
  • Vice Chair:Steve Mason
  • Secretary:Mike Turpen
  • Treasurer:Max Myers
  • 2018 Campaign Co-Chair:Aimee Harlow
  • 2018 Campaign Co-Chair:David Harlow
  • Affiliated Fund Trustee:Lou C. Kerr
  • Allocations Chair:Debbie Nauser
  • Allocations Finance Chair:Grant DeFehr
  • At-Risk Process Chair:Lonny Towell
  • Board Management Chair:Michael Laird
  • Branding/Marketing Chair:Brian Byrnes
  • Education & Small Grants Chair:Kent Shortridge
  • Events Chair:Pending
  • HR/Succession Planning Chair:Glen Maynard
  • Immediate Past Chair:C. Renzi Stone
  • New Agency Chair:Jean Hartsuck
  • Strategic Planning Chair:David Woods
  • Workplace/OKCityCard Development Chair:Joshua Fahrenbruck
  • Member At Large:Paul Dudman
  • Member At Large:Ann-Clore Duncan
  • Member At Large:Colin FitzSimons
  • Member At Large:Russ Harrison
  • Member At Large:James Pickel
  • Member At Large:Randy Roper
  • Member At Large:Chuck Thompson


*Denotes Honorary **Denotes Ex-officio
    • Steve Agee
    • Laura Aufleger
    • Allen Brown
    • Cathy Busey
    • Mike Carrier
    • Kelly Caviness
    • Richard Clements*
    • Graham Colton
    • Jim Couch**
    • Doug Cummings*
    • Karen Delaney
    • Walt Duncan
    • Todd Edmonds
    • Mike Emmelhainz
    • Christy Everest*
    • Jim Everest*
    • James Farris
    • Shane Fernandez
    • Polly Fleet
    • Steve Foskin
    • Josephine W. Freede*
    • Mark Funke*
    • Kay Goebel*
    • Bailey Gordon
    • Ed Gray
    • Linda Haneborg*
    • Judy Hatfield*
    • John Higginbotham
    • Brian Hilmes
    • Joe Hodges
    • David Holt
    • Anne Holzberlein
    • Heath Hornbeek
    • Janet Hudson
    • Gail Huneryager
    • Elizabeth Hunt
    • Cindy Hunter
    • Ann Johnstone*
    • Christian Keesee*
    • Chris Kenney
    • Jim Kessler
    • Amanda Kirkpatrick-Lawler
    • Pam Klepper
    • Wes Knight
    • Kristian Kos
    • Edward Krei
    • Brad Krieger
    • Bryan Lemmerman
    • Harrison Levy*
    • Judy Love*
    • Joan Maguire*
    • Travis Mason
    • Jere W. McKenny*
    • Anita Milam
    • Mike Mitchell
    • Barry Murphy
    • Valerie Naifeh
    • Mary Nichols*
    • Camilla Ostrowe
    • David Ostrowe
    • Darlene Parman
    • Steve Prescott
    • Roshan Pujari
    • Paul Renfrow
    • John Richels*
    • Shannon Rogers
    • Randy Roper
    • Meg Salyer**
    • Bill Schonacher
    • Richard L. Sias*
    • Lee Allan Smith*
    • Deby Snodgrass**
    • Chuck Spicer
    • Aaron Steffens
    • Jerry Steward**
    • Danny Stith
    • Mark Stonecipher
    • Suzie Symcox
    • Mims Talton
    • Kristin Thomas
    • Jeff Thompson
    • Carol Troy*
    • Erin Van Laanen
    • Anita Vanderveer
    • Vicki VanStavern
    • Paige Williams Shepherd
    • Roy Williams**
    • John Winblad*