LEADERSHIP TEAM

 
 
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PHIL ARMSTRONG

INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

A native of Ohio, Phil Armstrong has made Tulsa his home for more than 20 years. Armstrong has a varied background in the corporate sector and as an entrepreneur in the restaurant business and has been actively engaged in the community by serving on several non-profit boards, including the Barthelmes School for Music, Community Service Council, Reading Partners of Tulsa, and as chairman of the board for the Greenwood Cultural Center.

Armstrong holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Akron.

Phil will work with the Commission, its subcommittees, and key Greenwood District organizations to execute plans for the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

 
 

 
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HANNIBAL JOHNSON

CURATOR

Hannibal B. Johnson is a graduate of Harvard Law School. He did his undergraduate work at The University of Arkansas, where he completed a double major in economics and sociology. Johnson is an attorney, author, and independent consultant specializing in diversity & inclusion/cultural competence issues and nonprofit governance. Johnson has also served as an adjunct professor at The University of Tulsa College of Law (legal writing; legal ethics), Oklahoma State University (leadership and group dynamics; business law [MBA Program]), and the University of Oklahoma (ethics; cultural diversity; race & reason; The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot; nonprofit leadership & management).

Johnson serves on the federal 400 Years of African-American History Commission, a body charged with planning, developing, and implementing activities appropriate to the 400th anniversary of the arrival, in 1619, of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia. He chairs the Education Committee for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission.