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Paul Davis, Vice President and Executive Director

Paul is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in fundraising, board and people development, and operations. He has spent the last 9+ years in progressively senior roles with the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma (MHAOK), a $30M organization with 190 employees, and most recently served as Chief Administrative Officer overseeing fundraising, finance and operations, human resources, and marketing. He also has overseen large-scale change management and created MHOAK’s marketing and communications department. Paul got his start at as a lobbyist at MHAOK after spending time in Jordan pursuing his interests in political and public affairs. Paul grew up in California and North Carolina. Paul was attracted City Year due to its local and national scale, well-researched model, and ability to drive impact in education in the Tulsa community. 

Paul is highly respected in the Tulsa community and a passionate people developer. He graduated from Drury University, with a bachelor of arts in International Political Studies, Design Arts, Middle Eastern Studies, and Architecture. In his spare time, Paul enjoys watching hockey and spending time with his daughters Mia and Olivia, and excited to strap on Mia's first pair of skates this winter. Also, when you see Paul, make sure to also ask him about his college Tuba scholarship.