At its semiannual meeting today, OMRF named Michael A. Cawley to its board of directors and honored long-time director James Bass.
Cawley, of Ardmore, served on OMRF’s board from 1992 to 2006. He led Ardmore’s Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation as president and CEO from 1992 to 2012. He has held leadership positions with Noble Energy, Inc., Noble Corporation, the Glen Foundation, the State Fair of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Heritage Association and many other local and civic organizations.
“We are delighted to have Mike Cawley return to our board of directors,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D. “He was instrumental in taking the Noble Foundation to new heights during his tenure there, and he brings a wealth of experience and insight to OMRF’s board.”
OMRF also named attorney James Bass of Oklahoma City as life director for his service on the foundation’s board. A member of Bass Law in El Reno, he also serves on the Board of Trustees for Oklahoma City University and has held numerous positions with other legal and civic organizations. Bass joined OMRF’s board in 1987.
“Jim Bass has devoted years of his time and talents to the foundation,” said Prescott. “He has served tirelessly to help us continue to grow, and OMRF is a better place because of his service.”
Board members also reelected Oklahoma City attorney Len Cason as chair. Cason is a partner at the Oklahoma City law firm of Hartzog, Cason, Conger & Neville and has chaired OMRF’s board since 2001.
“Under Len Cason’s leadership, OMRF has grown in size as well as stature among research institutions nationwide,” said OMRF governance committee chair Paul Schulte of Kingfisher, who nominated Cason. “It has been my pleasure to work alongside him through the years, and I look forward to many great things to come with him at the helm.”