Cynda Ottaway – The Advent of Women in Law and in Rotary

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“The Advent of Women in the Law and Rotary ”

Cynda Ottaway is a native Oklahoma. She received her B.A. from the University of Oklahoma and her J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Law. She is a shareholder of Crowe & Dunlevy, A professional Corporation, and in her law practice, she concentrates on the areas of estate planning for individuals and succession planning for family businesses. She is the former President of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation based in Washington, D.C. Her honors and awards include the Journal Record Woman of the Year Finalist, OKC Friday’s Newspaper’s OKC’s 50 Most Powerful Women Recipient.

In the community she serves on the Boards of United Way of Oklahoma City, Allied Arts, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public School and Leadership Oklahoma City. She has served on the Board of Club 29 and the Rotary Club 29 Foundation Board of Directors numerous times. She and husband, Larry, have one daughter, Lauren.

Chair of the Day

Kathleen Roberts Stevenson

Kathleen has been a proud Rotarian since  1993, joining Catalina Rotary in Tucson, AZ and then Club 29 in 2004. She is a Paul Harris Fellow +4, and a Rotary Benefactor. In Tucson she served on the Foundation, Polio Plus, and Community Project Committees, and here in OKC on the Community Project committee several times. She serves on the Executive Board of the Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

She and her husband of over 31 years, Tom, attend All Souls’ Episcopal Church and are the proud parents of two Eagle Scout sons. They have competed as a family in archery competitions around the country and internationally. Kathleen is a four time US National Women’s Master Target Champion, the Oklahoma State Women’s Target Champion, and a member of the 2017 US Master Women’s Archery Team, while Tom was a 1980 Olympic Team alternate, past NCAA National champion, and member of both the 2017 and 2018 US Master Men’s Archery Team.

She holds a Master of International Management degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management and two BA degrees from Southern Methodist University. She is a partner and managing member at Colonial Center, LP, a small real estate development and property management company, and RS Fuel, LLC, a retail convenience store.

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