Frank S. Johnson is the executive director and chairman of the CTUA Board of Trustees. He is a graduate of Murray State College where he now serves as a member of the board of regents. Frank has over 50 years of electrical experience with the Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company and CTUA. He is a former member of the Chickasaw Tribal Legislature, a past member of the City Council of Kingston, Oklahoma and the Lake Texoma Association Board of Directors. Frank had an outstanding athletic career at Murray State College, where he was awarded All-American in football and the Juco All-Star team and also won a silver medal in the Texas Golden Gloves. In 2007, Frank was inducted into the Murray State College Athletic Hall of Fame. He is also listed in the Purcell High School Hall of Fame, as an All-Century Linebacker for Purcell High School and All-State Track. The Chickasaw Tribal Utility Authority has a proven asset in Frank Johnson.
Linda Briggs has served on the board of trustees for 20 years. She is a member of the Chickasaw Tribal Legislature, having served as chairperson for five terms. She has been mayor of Marietta, Oklahoma (serving four years), president of the Marietta City Council, city treasurer and she devoted eight years to the Marietta School Board. In addition, Ms. Briggs served many years on the Methodist Church of Marietta Board of Trustees. She has also served on the Love County FEMA Board of Directors and on the board of the Love County Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Briggs has chaired numerous committees of the legislature, including land development, education, executive committee, legislative committee, finance committee and the ad hoc court development subcommittee.
Mike Talley is a board member of CTUA. He has served as the special assistant for Roads and Infrastructure to the assistant secretary of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. Mike has a background in road and bridge planning and construction, having held the positions of the Indian Reservation Road Program manager for the Chickasaw Nation, and the first transportation director for all 77 counties in Oklahoma after retiring from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation as the division manager of the local government division. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in urban planning. Mike is a versatile administrator with over 40 years of experience in managing large and complex projects with the ability to communicate effectively and motivate others.
Ron Hartin, member of the board of trustees. Born in Durant, Oklahoma, Ron worked in veterinary sales for 40 years. He worked in large animal equipment sales and rodeo equipment sales. He is now retired and lives in Durant. He attended Durant schools, Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State University. He has served on the board of trustees for 12 years.