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 18 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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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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Robert Schultheis

Finance Director

Rob oversees finance, business planning, budgeting and human resources for Allied Arts. He has an M.B.A. in Finance & Marketing and a B.A. 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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Laura Reese

Development/Planned Giving Manager

Laura serves as planned giving program manager and supports campaign grant writing and the board of directors. Oklahoma born and bred, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with an M.A. in Organizational Leadership and Oklahoma City University with a B.M. in Music Business. Laura enjoys tennis, playing the violin and watching classic movies.

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Shannon Lockwood

Employee Giving Coordinator

Shannon manages the employee giving program. She grew up in Edmond and earned a degree in Music Education from OU. She is a percussionist and spent the first 12 years of her career teaching 6th through 12th grade band. Shannon is married to a caring and hard-working man, and she has two cats and a giant fluffy dog. She is a vegetarian, loves the beach and enjoys exercising daily. Her life goal is to leave people and things better than she found them.

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Blair Sims

Events Manager

Blair was born and raised in Oklahoma City, earning her degree in Advertising at the University of Oklahoma. In her spare time, she enjoys planning weddings and spending time with friends on a patio, with a glass of wine, and a really good appetizer.

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2020-2021 Board of Directors Executive Committee

  • Chair:Steve Mason
  • Vice Chair:Glen Maynard
  • Secretary:Aimee Harlow
  • Treasurer:Max Myers
  • 2021 Campaign Co-Chair:TBA
  • 2021 Campaign Co-Chair:TBA
  • Affiliated Fund/Advocacy Trustee:Lou C. Kerr
  • Allocations Chair:Debbie Nauser
  • Allocations Finance & At Risk Process Chair:Grant DeFehr
  • Allocations Formula & Agency Contract Chair:Jean Hartsuck
  • At-Risk Process Chair:Lonny Towell
  • Board Management & Engagement Chair:Michael Laird
  • Branding/Marketing Chair:Hillary Farrell
  • Education & Small Grants Chair:Bill Schonacher
  • Employee Giving/OKCityCard Development Chair:TBA
  • Events Chair:Valerie Naifeh
  • HR/DEI/Succession Planning Chair:Lonny Towell (interim)
  • Immediate Past Chair:Tricia Everest
  • Planned Giving Chair:Paul Dudman
  • Strategic Planning Chair:David Woods
  • Technology Chair:Chuck Thompson
  • Member At Large/OPUS Chair:Russ Harrison
  • Member At Large:Taylor Shinn
  • Member At Large:John Higginbotham
  • Member At Large:Gail Huneryager
  • Member At Large:James A. Pickel
  • Member At Large:C. Renzi Stone
  • Member At Large:Mims Talton
  • Member At Large:Mike Turpen


*Denotes Honorary **Denotes Ex-officio
    • David Argueta
    • Laura Griffith Aufleger
    • Alex Bagby
    • Julie Beffort
    • Mark Beffort
    • Craig Boelte
    • Allen Brown
    • Cordell Brown
    • Cathy Busey
    • Brian Byrnes
    • Jill Castilla
    • Kelly Caviness
    • Graham Colton
    • Jason Constable
    • Anita Crites
    • Grant DeFehr
    • Matt Denman
    • Paul W. Dudman
    • James Walter Duncan IV
    • Rodney England
    • Christy Everest *
    • Jim Everest *
    • Tricia Everest
    • Joshua Fahrenbruck
    • Hillary Farrell
    • Vahid Farzaneh
    • Polly Fleet
    • Alice Frentz
    • Mark Funke *
    • Kay Goebel *
    • Bailey Gordon
    • Edward Patrick Gray
    • Betsy Guthrie-Brunsteter
    • Linda C. Haneborg *
    • Aimee Harlow
    • Dana Harper
    • Russ Harrison
    • Jean Hartsuck
    • Judy Hatfield *
    • Morgan Henry
    • John Higginbotham
    • Karin Holsted
    • David Holt **
    • Anne Holzberlein
    • Heath Hornbeek
    • Janet Hudson
    • Gail Huneryager
    • Elizabeth Hunt
    • Jerry Hunter
    • Sunil Isaac
    • Ann Johnstone *
    • Christian Keesee *
    • Lou C. Kerr
    • Jim Kessler
    • D. Benham Kirk
    • Amanda Kirkpatrick-Lawler
    • Pamela J. Klepper
    • Debra Kos
    • Brad Krieger
    • Michael Laird
    • Bryan Lemmerman
    • Harrison Levy *
    • Judy Love *
    • Paula Love
    • Joan S. Maguire *
    • Austin Manger
    • Steve Mason
    • Travis Mason
    • Glen Maynard
    • Jere W. McKenny *
    • Geron Morgan
    • Barry W. Murphy, Jr.
    • Max Myers
    • Valerie Naifeh
    • Randy Nance
    • Deborah Nauser
    • Camilla Ostrowe
    • David Ostrowe
    • Collins Peck
    • James A. Pickel
    • Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell
    • Frederick Redwine
    • Nathan Rice
    • Dan Rotelli
    • Bill Schonacher
    • Taylor Shinn
    • Lee Allan Smith *
    • Charles L. Spicer, Jr.
    • Danny Stith
    • C. Renzi Stone
    • Mark K. Stonecipher
    • Doug Stussi
    • Suzie Symcox
    • Mims Talton
    • Chuck Thompson
    • Jeff Thompson
    • Lonny Towell
    • Carol W. Troy *
    • Claire Turmelle
    • Usha Turner
    • Mike Turpen
    • Vicki VanStavern
    • Jack Wheeler
    • Marcus Whitworth
    • Roy Williams **
    • Heather Wilson
    • John Winblad *
    • David Woods