Creativity Ambassadors – 2010
Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors have been recognized by the Governor of Oklahoma and Creative Oklahoma as Oklahomans who have made significant national and international creative contributions to their discipline. Creativity Ambassadors serve as exemplars of creativity and innovation representing the State of Oklahoma to help further Creative Oklahoma’s mission to establish Oklahoma as a world-renowned center of creativity and innovation.
Three-time National Fiddle Champion and session musician with The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson and others
President, University of Oklahoma and Former Governor, State of Oklahoma & United States Senator
Founder, MUSE School and former actress, Titanic, Twister, and The Usual Suspects
American pop singer-songwriter with his hit song “Best Days” appearing on American Idol and Kyle XY.
Grammy Award winning rock musician, singer, guitarist, and songwriter for The Flaming Lips
The Ambassador in Residence for the University of Central Oklahoma, also the Ambassador for the Oklahoma City University and for the University’s Centre for Global Competency.
Oklahoma Author and motivational speaker
Three brothers, Isaac, Taylor and Zac, natives of Tulsa; launched their own independent record company in 2003, 3CG Records, with millions of records sold.
Benjamin Harjo, Jr.
Leading American Indian visual artist, Seminole-Shawnee tribe; 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, NAASA
Country and rockabilly musician and 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee
President, Harpo Productions and board member, The Oprah Winfrey Network
Emmy award-winning casting director – True Blood, Desperate Housewives, Big Love, NYPD Blue, and Prison Break
Director, NYPD Blue, Crossing Jordan and director and/or producer of 60+ movies and mini-series for network and cable television including several Hallmark Hall of Fame movies.
Christian artist receiving 39 Dove awards and five Grammys and Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee
Composer, producer, and creative force behind the orchestral pop band, Starlight Mints
Composer and musician and only artist to receive Grammys for music, lyrics, and orchestration; chairman, Songwriters Hall of Fame
Illustrator and painter with 23 works of Oklahoma history on display at the Oklahoma State Capitol