OKLAOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin has announced the appointment of Allen Wright to the Grand River Dam Authority board of directors. He is replacing David Chernicky, who resigned.
Wright of Edmond is the vice president of public and government affairs for Devon Energy. Prior to working for Devon, he was the director, chief operating officer and vice president at Koch Industries.
Wright previously worked as an assistant to former Governor Henry Bellmon, an administrative aide to then-Corporation Commissioner J.C. Watts and as chief of staff for Congressman Frank Lucas.
“Allen is a successful businessman who has always been engaged in his community,” Fallin said. “I know he will make an excellent and engaged board member at the GRDA.”
Wright serves on the Public Affairs Council National Board of Directors. He is also involved with Habitat for Humanity, serves as a board member for the Ronald McDonald House, Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Friends of the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City Rotary Club and Free to Live animal sanctuary. Wright is also a member of the Choctaw Nation.
Wright received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma.
He and his wife, Jacque, have two children.