Tulsa’s Sublett is new GRDA Board Chair

Sep 12, 2022

Charles Sublett (Tulsa) will lead the Grand River Dam Authority Board of Directors as chairman over the next 12 months. Sublett began his tenure at the board’s September 7 meeting in Langley and succeeds outgoing Chairman Dwayne Elam (Wagoner). Michael Westbrock (Tulsa) will serve as chair-elect during that period.

Sublett was appointed to the GRDA Board in November 2019 by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt. He earned a Bach­elor of Arts from Brown University in 1968 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma in 1975. He has practiced law in Oklahoma for over 45 years. A military veteran, Sublett also served five years on active duty with the United States Air Force and 20-plus years in the reserves. He also served for many years on the board of the South Grand Lake Regional Airport and still maintains a Grand Lake residence.

“Chairman Sublett brings a wealth of legal and board experience to the GRDA,” said GRDA President/CEO Dan Sullivan. “We are pleased to have him serve as Chair this year as we continue to grow and serve a customer base that is changing and evolving.”

GRDA is governed by a seven-member board of directors comprised of representatives from each GRDA customer class (municipals, electric cooperatives, and industrials) as well as the GRDA lakes area. Two at-large representatives also sit on the board. Board members serve staggered, five-year terms, with one position opening each year, to ensure continuity.