President and CEO, Owner
David is a 1974 graduate of Antlers High School, attended SOSU and earned his BBA from OU in 1978. He and his wife Tammie have six children, Sara (deceased), Tiffany, Stetson, Joe, Skylar and Jesse. David has been employed with FirstBank since 1990 and is currently a Director and the President/CEO. Their son Joe joined David as an officer for FirstBank after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. Appointed initially in 1990 by Governor David Walters and later reappointed by Governor Frank Keating, David served on the Oklahoma Transportation Commission for 12 years. In 2006 Governor Brad Henry appointed David to serve on the Oklahoma Banking Commission, where he served until 2011. In 2011, Governor Fallin appointed David to the Oklahoma Transportation Commission where he serves as Vice-Chairman. David was General Manager of the world renowned D. Wayne Lukas Racing Stables, formerly headquartered in Norman, OK from 1981 until 1998. D. Wayne Lukas Racing Stables holds more significant records than any other operation of its kind in the history of thoroughbred racing with earnings of over $200,000,000 and classic wins in races including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont and the annual Breeders Cup series. David also developed the 700 acre Padua Stables, a nationally leading thoroughbred racing and breeding operation located in Summerfield, Florida. He oversaw development of the improvements, recruited the staff and served for several years as CFO. David has been involved in real estate development and the solid waste disposal business in the Norman, OK area. David also served as Vice President of Operations and Treasurer of Metropolitan Contract Services, a multi-state trucking company with headquarters located in Houston, TX. David is a member of the Gideons, the First Baptist Church in Atoka, the OU Alumni Association, the OU Tip-In Club and the OU Bud Wilkinson Society. David has served as President of the Atoka Chamber and Lion's Club. He has been voted Lion of the Year and he is a Melvin Jones Fellow. David also serves on the Budget and Finance Committee for the Atoka Memorial Hospital and is Chairman of the Board. He is also Chairman of the Board for the Atoka County EMS. David is a member of the Choctaw Nation.