Mary Wade

Senior Vice President of Administration & Inclusion

“Be cheerful, kind and encouraging to others.”

Years with STF

Years in Profession

loving family members - one husband, one son, two daughters and two granddaughters

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of my time in the office is spent trying not to eat all the M&M's in the breakroom

Mary Wade

Senior Vice President of Administration & Inclusion

Email | C:918-521-9988OFC:918-430-3002

Every organization needs someone who makes sure all the gears are interacting properly. At this place, that’s Mary.

Since joining the firm in 2006, Mary has managed the firm’s substantial growth so that is has been an enjoyable ride, as opposed to a chaotic blur.

Mary takes care of the nuts and bolts – and processes, and operations, and technology, and financial, and HR, and so much more – so that the account services team can focus on their clients.

Education: Tulsa Community College

Community Involvement: Leadership Tulsa, Class 49; Tulsa Tech Office Management, advisory board; Women’s Leadership Council, associate member; Tulsa Metro Chamber Resource Development Campaign, team captain; Tulsa Area United Way, Community Investment Panel

Passions: family, friends, traveling, cooking and learning new things.

Context

Why You Can’t Quit Instagram and The Psychology of Escalating Commitment

Why You Can’t Quit Instagram and The Psychology of Escalating Commitment

On the heels of the Instagram’s announcement about Stories an old timer, at the ripe age of 25, declared that she would refuse to use Instagram Stories and that she had heard some people were quitting Instagram over this change. This conversation escalated into a debate about quitting some platforms because of some change they made – to privacy settings, page layout, algorithm, etc.

Leadership development, the Schnake way.

Leadership development, the Schnake way.

Shortly after becoming a partner at our firm in 2007, I asked our founder, the late Chuck Schnake, for some advice.

“I’m new in this role,” I said. “And I know it’s different. But I’m having trouble understanding what I’m supposed to be doing differently. I know I’m on the next step of the ladder now, but I can’t articulate how that affects my everyday work.”