Matt Pinnell was elected as the 17th Lieutenant Governor of the State of Oklahoma on November 6th, 2018. Lt. Governor Pinnell serves as Secretary of Tourism and Branding on Governor Kevin Stitt’s cabinet. Pinnell also runs a small business with his wife, Lisa, an entrepreneur and inventor.
Pinnell also currently serves on the Department of Commerce executive committee, leading the department’s efforts to maximize Oklahoma’s Opportunity Zones and focusing on small business growth. Pinnell served as a member of Governor Kevin Stitt’s transition team with a focus on economic development and tourism as Chairman of the economic growth committee.
Prior to his election as Lieutenant Governor, Pinnell served as Director of State Parties for the Republican National Committee from 2013 to 2017.
Matt is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a degree in Advertising and lives in Tulsa with his wife, Lisa, and their 4 children who attend Jenks Public Schools.
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Mrs. Ann Felton Gilliland is currently Chairman and CEO for Oklahoma’s largest Habitat affiliate, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH) where she has served for nearly 30 years. COHFH builds at least 45-50 new homes per year in urban, suburban, and rural areas of central Oklahoma, placing over 900 families in new or rehabbed homes since 1990. In 2008, COHFH added a new program, Critical Home Repair, which helps low-income homeowners weatherize, repair, and create accessibility to their homes. COHFH also owns and operates two retail entities, ReStores, which serve the Oklahoma City metro area.
Ann is also a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, she chairs the Task Force on Low-income Housing for the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma and served for ten years on the Affordable Housing Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka. She also serves on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and the board and executive committee of the Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs. In addition, Mrs. Felton Gilliland is a past Trustee of Casady School and was appointed by Oklahoma City Mayor Ron Norick to sit on the Urban Land Institute Steering Committee, has served as the Oklahoma delegate to Department of the Air Force’s National Security Forum and to the Air War College, and was on the board of directors of the Deaconess Hospital Foundation.
A past president and sustaining member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City and an alumna of Leadership Oklahoma City, Ann was honored as the 2018 Journal Record Woman of the Year, she is a two-time recipient of Leadership Oklahoma City’s Paragon Award for Community Leadership. She has also been honored by the National Conference of Christians and Jews with the organization’s Humanitarian Award and received the National Society of Fund-Raising Executives Outstanding Volunteer Fund Raiser Award. Mrs. Felton Gilliland is also the recipient of “Women in the News” awarded by the Oklahoma Hospitality Club; the Governor’s Arts Award for Community Service; Red Lands Council of Girl Scouts “Woman of the Year 1993” in Volunteerism; and the Norick-Hulsey Award for Service to the Arts. Mrs. Felton Gilliland has also been honored by the JCPenney Golden Rule Award program and has received the Oklahoma City Professional Chapter of Women in Communications Byliner Award for Community Service.
Ann is married to Robert Gilliland and has two children and four grandchildren. Ann also serves as a Stephen Minister in her home parish, All Souls’ Episcopal Church.