Politics & Business
T.W. Shannon is an accomplished leader with diverse experience in business, public service, and community engagement. T.W. is a Black Voices for Trump Advisory Board member, the CEO of Chickasaw Community Bank, and former Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He made history in 2013 when he became the youngest Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Additionally, he was the ﬁrst Chickasaw and ﬁrst African American in the position of Speaker. Even before his ascension as the leader of the OK House, T.W. had a record of success as a history-maker becoming the ﬁrst Republican elected to the House District 64 seat. Before serving in the legislature, T.W. worked as one of ﬁve C-level ofﬁcers in the role of Chief Administrative Ofﬁcer at the Chickasaw Nation, which generated annual revenues of over $1 billion, and employed over 7,500 employees. T.W. has a Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Cameron University. He is a Harvard University IOP Fellow and an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow.
Location: Oklahoma City, OK