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

Gaining knowledge and peer network with LRA

Gaining knowledge and peer network with LRA

from Jim Morgan, Senior Vice President of Communications, Tulsa Regional Chamber LRA Tulsa Class 3 (Fall 2016) As a regular attendee of professional development seminars and workshops, I found the Schnake Turnbo Frank Leadership & Reputation Academy to be a truly superior learning experience. Both its curriculum and its environment were outstanding. From a curriculum perspective, the topics covered during the eight sessions were well chosen for working professionals seeking to advance their careers. I found particular value in the discussions around generational work styles, inclusive workplaces and work-life balance. The interactive dialogues were engaging, and the practical applications of skills such as public speaking and crisis communications were extremely beneficial. Regarding the environment created, I especially enjoyed the chance to get to know my fellow classmates on breaks and at additional mixers. And, just as the instructors predicted we would, many of us have stayed in touch in the months since graduation. The importance of building a strong peer support network is undeniable, and I found this part of the experience as valuable as the curriculum. I highly recommend the STF Leadership & Reputation Academy to all who are interested in advancing their careers and building their network. It is well worth the...
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.”