Creativity Ambassadors

Creativity Ambassadors are Oklahomans of a range of disciplines appointed by the Governor and Creative Oklahoma in recognition of their national and international creative and innovative contributions. The Ambassadors receive the Creativity Ambassador title and medallion from the Governor in a gala ceremony associated with the State of Creativity Forum.

Ambassadors have agreed to serve as representatives of the State of Oklahoma to further Creative Oklahoma’s mission to establish Oklahoma as a world-renowned center of creativity and innovation. Ambassadors also share their ideas on creativity and innovation helping to advance “The State of Creativity” campaign. Their contributions include public service announcements, performances, speaking opportunities, and sharing their knowledge and expertise.

Oklahoma is indeed fortunate to have so many accomplished individuals throughout the world making creative contributions in fields from aerospace to music. We are honored that these Oklahomans give their time and talent to make a difference and are committed to advancing creativity and innovation in Oklahoma and wherever they may be.


2015 Creativity Ambassador Inductees

Jeanette Elliott

EVP/Creative Director, Ackerman McQueen

Rand Elliott

Rand Elliott, FAIA President, Elliott + Associates Architects

Mike Knopp

Executive Director, Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation

Joe Thompson

Founding Director, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art

Roger Webb

The 19th President of the University of Central Oklahoma

Young Ambassador Award

John Fullbright

Renaissance Award

Skydance Team
Mr. Hans E. Butzer
AIA, LEED AP and the S-X-L team for designing the Oklahoma City SkyDance Bridge.


Creativity Ambassadors 2013

Creativity Ambassadors 2012

Creativity Ambassadors 2011

Creativity Ambassadors 2010

Creativity Ambassadors 2008




Garman Kimmell
Founder, President, Chief Developer, Kimray, Inc.


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Rich Taylor
Emmy award winning producer, past vice president of Disney Entertainment and Costuming, current Dean of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts